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Remote Banking Will Add $3.7 Trillion to the GDP of Emerging Economies

27 Sep 2016
Svetozar Yakhontov
Svetozar Yakhontov
According to McKinsey Global Institute report 2 billion individuals and 200 million micro, small, and midsize businesses in emerging economies today lack access to savings and credit. Remote banking could increase the GDPs of all emerging economies by 6 percent, or a total of $3.7 trillion, by 2025. This growth includes benefits from the use of digital finance instead of traditional, and investments in business development in this area that in its turn will create up to 95 million new jobs across all sectors of the economy.  

How to Protect Corporate and Private Bulk Emails

22 Sep 2016
Pavel Korobov
Pavel Korobov
Do you want to protect emailings intended for a limited number of recipients from being forwarded to  third parties and monitor & control the number of times the mails are opened?

Copy Protection for SCORM Packages

18 Aug 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
SCORM is one of e-learning standards. It is well-known and simple that is why many courses are based on it. SCORM courses are available via a Learning Management System (LMS) and selection of a protection method depends on what kind of LMS is used.

Protection of corporate documents outside the perimeter of the enterprise information system

25 Jul 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
Every company has a range of tasks connected with protection of electronic documents from leakage and unauthorized use. And now BYOD became a serious threat because it blurs the perimeter of the enterprise information system. A company can forbid using mobile devices but it entails slowing business processes in the short term and loss of income in the long term. There is also a necessity to share different documents with people outside the perimeter, e.g. auditors, stakeholders, partners, consultants. Is there a possibility to continue to control documents which have left the company’s border?

StarForce on Guard of Games!

29 Jun 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
StarForce became famous thanks to reliable game protection against piracy. And for today publishers and developers of games are our main clients. Some statistics for you: last month we had about 50000 activations all over the world and 87% of it is related with games.

Piracy in Science World

19 May 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
Recently I hit on the article “Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone” published in Science Journal. The author reveals the story of Sci-Hub, a pirate website where everyone could find and download articles from leading science journals.

DRM for Android apps licensing and copy protection

30 Mar 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
Google Play, the largest store of Android apps, provides authorization, storefront, billing system and file delivery. When a user buys an app, he or she gets a standard file without personalization or binding to the device. Thus, if the developer had ignored the question of licensing and protection, the APK file downloaded from Google Play can be copied to different devices without restrictions and subsequently propagate freely.

This problem is also painful for the corporate segment. The popularity of the BYOD approach made corporate developers create special versions of their solutions for mobile devices, e.g. CRM or ERP. These applications as a rule are free for downloading but developers want to control the code integrity and usage of the license with the help of reliable tools, e.g. a DRM system.

Game Protection on Steam: Steam’s Own Methods and 3rd Party DRM

1 Feb 2016
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
In 2008 at the Valve's summit on the state of PC gaming in Seattle, president Gabe Newell revealed that his company is not concerned about the threat of piracy in the PC market, including in territories like China and Russia. He said that Valve's Steam distribution platform and the service it provides its customers protects it from privacy. In addition, gamers are interested in an ongoing relationship with Steam and if they are caught pirating, they risk losing all their purchased games as well as the possibility to participate in multiplayer games.

Legend 3. The Light side

21 Dec 2015
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
The question about the need for protection is always open. There are publishers who think that protection can have a negative effect on the user experience and that gamers might be put off a game because of it. Potentially that might be fatal at current levels of competition. Development of platforms like Steam also points to the possibility that publishers don’t need additional protection. But it is still here. StarForce protection is part of many modern games and a typical user will never know about it. The protection has become silent and invisible.

Half of a Legend. About cat lovers

14 Dec 2015
Natalia Yashenkova
Natalia Yashenkova
The developers of StarForce protection system despite their hardcore reputation are also have some very good human characteristics. Especially when the talk is about cats. Or kittens. Or kittens in trouble. You may say please get to the point and so I will.

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