Rainbow’s Sentinel SuperPro 6.3.0 Offers Cross-platform Support to Make Security Simple for Windows, Macintosh, Linux Software
World’s Best-selling USB Software Licensing Authentication Token Provides Improved Shell Process, New Interface Support and Easy Cross-platform Security
IRVINE, Calif., November 18, 2002 – Rainbow Technologies (Nasdaq: RNBO), a leading provider of products and solutions that make security simple for the Web, the network, and digital content, today announced the release of Sentinel SuperPro 6.3.0. Sentinel SuperPro 6.3.0 is a significantly enhanced version of the industry’s leading USB-based software licensing authentication token, with new cross-platform software security protection for programs that run on the world’s most popular computing platforms. The Sentinel SuperPro USB driver is Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) certified for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (32-bit) operation systems and will support software security developed for Linux and Macintosh operating systems by the end of 2002.
In addition, the Sentinel SuperPro 6.3.0 automatic protection, or shell, program offers more intuitive ease-of-use features that reduce the steps needed to select a software protection strategy and “wrap” an executable. The developer’s toolkit features an application programming interface (API) explorer that makes working with APIs easier, simpler and faster, offering developers some of the industry’s most flexible options for quickly securing an application. A new combo installer allows developers to more easily deploy Sentinel SuperPro security for their applications. The Sentinel SuperPro client can now directly communicate between the application and the SuperPro key on a local client computer. This feature provides a migration path and new access modes to optimize license management and improve security when upgrading to new keys.
Sentinel SuperPro 6.3.0 offers new interface support for .NET Object (VB.NET), Visual Studio 7.0, .NET Object (C#), MetroWerks CodeWarrior 3.0, Compaq Visual Fortran 6.6 and COM Object VC 6.0.
“As software security protection continues to transition towards the USB form factor, the new functionality and usability enhancements we’ve added to Sentinel SuperPro 6.3.0 will make software security simple for developers of Windows, Linux and Macintosh applications,” said David M. Lynch, vice president of worldwide marketing, Rainbow Technologies. “Sentinel is the de facto standard for software security, and we are committed to continue adding new features and improving its usability. It’s part of our corporate mission to make security simple and we believe that the Sentinel SuperPro simplifies a developer’s anti-piracy efforts with a high degree of security and is easy to both deploy and use.”
The Sentinel product family is the world’s leading hardware security solution for enabling software security for independent software vendors and software developers. Through secure hardware- and software-based software license distribution and management tools, Sentinel secures applications from unauthorized execution and protects developers and independent software vendors from illegal licensing and distribution. These products represent the industry’s most powerful and flexible solutions for securing critical applications in stand-alone or networked environments.
Rainbow’s Sentinel solutions provide the tools to enable:
* Digital rights management (DRM) for software and applications
* Electronic license distribution/management (ELD/M)
* Electronic software distribution (ESD)
* Electronic commerce licensing tools and security
According to IDC’s new report, “Worldwide Hardware and Biometrics Authentication Market Forecast and Analysis 2001-2006,” published in October 2002, the Rainbow Technologies Sentinel software security token is the worldwide market share leader for software licensing authentication tokens (SLATs) with a 42 percent share – a significant lead over its next closest competitor. IDC’s report estimates that the SLAT market will grow to $150 million by 2006. Rainbow Technologies has sold nearly 30 million smart tokens to date, securing more applications for more users than any other company in the industry.
About Rainbow Technologies
Founded in 1984, Rainbow Technologies is a leading provider of proven information security products and solutions that make security simple. Rainbow’s products secure mission-critical data and applications used in business, organization and government computing environments. With headquarters in Irvine, Calif., Rainbow maintains offices and authorized distributors throughout the world. For more information, visit the Web site at www.rainbow.com.