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Sonopress join with Starforce to distribute copy protection technology


Gutersloh, Moscow, January 12, 2004. StarForce Technologies, a leading provider of encryption technology, and Sonopress, one of the world's leading replicators of data and information carriers, have announced they have signed a Partnership Agreement for the distribution and implementation of StarForce's technology.

Frank D. Bargsten, CEO Sonopress, states, "Following extensive and successful tests, we now are happy to offer StarForce copy protection to our clients. We found their software-based technology easy to implement and it also offers the flexibility needed to suit our customers' demands. We have also found that the StarForce customer support team more than matches our own high standard of service."

Gerhard Papst, CEO of StarForce Technologies, states, "We are very proud to have Sonopress as our new Partner in Europe. By adding our comprehensive and powerful set of encryption technologies to their Portfolio, Sonopress will be able to offer enhanced - and scaleable - protection solutions to their clients."

About Sonopress

Sonopress, a member of the arvato AG group based in Gutersloh, is one of the world's leading replicators of data and information carriers. Sonopress, which started out in 1958 as a pressing plant for vinyl records, now boasts expertise in all standard digital data carriers (music DVD, DVD Audio, SACD, CD Audio, CD-ROM, DVD Video and DVD plus) and is a one-stop shop for a full range of services: premastering, optical mastering and replication, packaging, warehousing and distribution, plus all the essential studio services for music DVDs. Sonopress produces more than 4 million data carriers worldwide every day for its base of prominent international customers. Sonopress has a network of over 3,900 employees worldwide, whose primary concern is customer satisfaction. Further information at: www.sonopress.de.

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.

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