Software piracy is a large and growing problem and is estimated to cost the software industry $40bn annually in lost revenues. Metaforic’s (www.metaforic.com) core software protection technology offers a solution to this problem by preventing end users from modifying the code, thereby preserving the license restrictions and protecting the code from subversion.
The technology can be used in a number of markets, including games anti-piracy, business software protection, content conditional access and embedded hardware certification and protection. The company has initially targeted the games and enterprise software markets, and is now broadening its reach into other sectors.
The company’s flagship product is Metafortress, which offers robust software anti-tamper protection by inserting thousands of networked checks into the protected application. The company’s other products include MetaSure, which prevents unwanted duplication and preserves license restrictions, and MetaCert, which provides verification that a given product is genuine and has not been tampered with.
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