SmartKey Plus+ is a compact sized hardware key to be plugged into the PC parallel port. Every key electronically holds its own unique identity number, which is recognized by the software to be protected and enables it to run properly. During its execution, the software first verifies the key's presence and its internal code. When a correspondence is established the software keeps on running, otherwise it aborts. The software may be protected either by automatically encrypting executable files or integrating specific software drivers.
SmartKey Plus+ is easy to install, secure and discreet. After plugging the key into the PC, the user can forget all about it, because its presence is fully transparent. But if the key is removed, the software stops running.
SmartKey Plus+ limits the use of the software to one copy at a time, without preventing the execution of archive or back-up copies. Used by over 5,000 software houses the world over, SmartKey Plus+ represents the state-of-the-art in software protection based on ASIC (Application-Specific Integrated Circuit) chips specifically designed for its security functions.
As the key is based on ASIC circuits, it is impossible to clone it.
It requires neither internal battery nor external supply voltage.
PROTECTION CODES PROGRAMMING
The user can program a couple of SmartKey Plus+ access codes thanks to the utilities provided.
Up to 20 keys can be plugged into one another.
Data files associated with protected application programs can be encrypted.
Though not simple, yet algorithmic queries have been implemented for predetermined outcomes.
Every single key can be customized with a specific identification code set by the manufacturer, which can be different for each user.
The key is provided with up to 416-byte non-volatile reading/writing memory complete with 16 + 16 byte for access code storage.
The software supplied together with the key includes anti-virus functions at defense of the protected programmes.
A printer or any other peripheral device (such as network adapters, SCSI adapters, extracting hard disks) requiring connection to the parallel port can be plugged into the key.