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StarForce becomes the Technology partner of Microsoft Corporation and Solution Partner of the new product family


Moscow, Russia - 8 October, 2007. - StarForce becomes a Technology partner of Microsoft Corporation, joins the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program and becomes a Solution Partner of the new Microsoft Software Licensing and Protection Services product.

From now on the market will receive the possibility to protect a wide range of software products using a unique solution consisting of one of the most reliable and flexible protection schema together with one of the best DRM Services.

The Microsoft Technology Adoption Program brings many benefits and advantages to its participants and announces that its main goal is to provide a consistent experience for Microsoft partners to obtain real-world customer feedback on Microsoft pre-release products, together with product team engineering and more.

Based on this cooperation, StarForce declares that it has become a part of the new Microsoft initiative, Software Licensing and Protection Services. As a Microsoft Solution Partner, StarForce will further support the SLP Services initiative with unique protection solutions. The initiative is introducing innovative solutions that help protect intellectual property and investments within it. The SLP Services help to more effectively manage all stages of product development from conception to sale and usage.

StarForce’s Protection Technologies are respected by software publishers and developers across the world for its high reliability.

Microsoft is happy to have another excellent IP protection customer providing an industry solution that works with SLP Services, said Thomas Lindeman, Director of Marketing for SLP Services at Microsoft Corporation. - “We believe that the work StarForce has done will bring benefits and satisfy IP protection needs of software application developers.

Even in Western Europe and North America, regions where piracy the level is traditionally low, the software theft problem stands up again. Moreover enterprises discover new markets in developing countries which have up to 80% of illegal software on its markets,” – said Michael Kalinichenko, CEO of StarForce Technologies.Reliable, desirable and trustworthy protection schemas along with comprehensive and flexible DRM solutions are key elements for successful business development and expanding.

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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