Button Up

StarForce passed "CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA" tests.

22.01.2007

StarForce is happy to announce that SF FrontLine has passed "CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT WINDOWS VISTA" tests.


The certification was run independently by VeriTest, a company that manages programs on behalf of Microsoft. The VeriTest lab report shows that StarForce® FrontLine complies with the requirements for both 32 and 64 bit versions of MICROSOFT® WINDOWS VISTA.
"Pass" status for each test case confirms that StarForce meets the strict security and compatibility requirements of Microsoft’s certification program.

Says Michael Kalinichenko, CEO of StarForce Technologies: “We are delighted that StarForce Frontline has passed the tests in time. We are also proud to be one of the first Russian software companies to complete the tests. StarForce will continue testing its libraries and drivers with further respected and independent test laboratories to ensure that our solutions benefit our clients and their customers.”

Test Results in the VeriTest Lab:

Test Cases
Pass
Fail
Security and Compatibility
 
 
1.1 Follow User Account Protection Guidelines
 
 
TC 1. Verify all of the application’s executables contain an embedded manifest that define its execution level
X
 
1.2 Support 64-bit Versions of Windows Vista
 
 
TC 4. Verify application installer does not have a 16-Bit installer, does not use or rely on 16-Bit code or components and does not attempt to install any non 64-Bit drivers on x64 versions of Windows regardless if application is a Win32 application or is native to 64-bit
X
 
1.3 Sign Files
 
 
TC 5. Verify application installed executables and files are signed
X
 
1.6 Perform Version Checking Properly
 
 
TC 7. Verify application properly checks for Operating System version
X
 
1.8 Support Concurrent User Sessions
 
 
TC 8. Verify application launches and executes properly using Fast User Switching
X
 
TC 9. Verify application launches and executes properly using Remote Desktop
X
 
Install/Uninstall
 
 
2.1 Use Windows Components for Installation
 
 
TC 11. Verify application installer uses Windows Installer.
X
 
TC 12. Verify application’s MSI installer does not receive any errors from the Internal Consistency Evaluators.
X
 
2.3 Install to Correct Folders
 
 
TC 15. Verify application installs to the correct folders by default
X
 
TC 18. Verify Windows Installer package contains Manufacturer, ProductCode, ProductLanguage, ProductName, ProductVersion (major and minor), and UpgradeCode property tags and that they are not null
X
 
TC 19. Verify application creates uninstall registry key and values
X
 
2.9  Install Windows Resources Properly
 
 
TC 20. Verify application does not try to write to or replace any WRP registry keys or files
X
 
2.10 Follow Best Practices for Creating Custom Actions
 
 
TC 21. Verify the application does not use nested install custom actions 
X
 
TC 22. Verify the application does not add custom columns to the Windows Installer’s standard tables and that any custom tables or properties are not prefixed with ‘msi’
X
 
TC 23. Verify the application rolls back the install and restores machine back to previous state
X
 
2.12 Avoid Reboots During Installation
 
 
TC 24. Verify the application does not force a reboot during install
X
 
TC 25. Verify the application properly handles files in use during install
X
 
2.13 Support Command Line Installation
 
 
TC 26. Verify the application can be installed quietly from the command line
X
 
2.14 Follow Component Rules
 
 
TC 27. Verify the application’s Windows Installer ComponentID table does not contain null values
X
 
TC 28. Verify the application’s Windows Installer Package does not contain more than one COM Server for each Component
X
 
TC 29. Verify the application’s Windows Installer Package does not contain more than one shortcut for each component
X
 
Reliability
 
 
3.1 Maintainable Software: Eliminate Unnecessary Reboots
 
 
TC 30. Verify the application is Restart Manager Aware
X
 
TC 31. Verify application does not break into debugger with the specified AppVerifier checks
X
 
TC 32. Verify that he application’s UI thread only handles exceptions that are known and expected
X
 

Microsoft, Windows and the Windows logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

About StarForce Technologies

StarForce Technologies (www.star-force.com) is a leading vendor of information protection, copy protection and code obfuscation solutions for software, electronic content and audio/video files. Since 2000, StarForce has been successfully developing and implementing its state-of-the-art security solutions, providing copyright and intellectual property protection worldwide. Two of these solutions were transformed into StarForce cloud services: sfcontent.com protects e-Documents against illegal copying and distribution and sfletter.com secures emails.

StarForce is a reliable and responsible Technological Partner for enterprises potentially incurring losses due to cyber-gangs, hackers, software piracy, unauthorized data access and information leaks. StarForce’s customers are Russian Railways, Corel, 1C, Mail.ru, Aeroflot, SUN InBev Russia, AMD Labs, ATC International, MediaHouse, Russobit M, New Disc, Buka, Snowball, 2Play, GFI, CENEGA, Akella, etc.

Press contacts:
pr@star-force.com

Back to the list