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Kaspersky Labs China and StarForce begin fighting Chinese piracy


Kaspersky Antivirus for the Chinese market will contain dedicated tools against software piracy.
Kaspersky Labs, a leading information security software developer and StarForce, a leader on the Russian copyright protection systems market, announce their collaboration. In accordance with an agreement, the two companies will start working on the creation of a software protection system to prevent illegal distribution of the popular Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal software. This software protection system will not be used in any country apart from China. The project stipulates that this system will be developed on the basis of an activation mechanism, the StarForce ProActive system.

The StarForce ProActive system protects software solutions against unsanctioned access and includes tools which control software distribution and use.  The flexibility of the StarForce Proactive licensing system makes it a very valuable tool that is cost effective for clients, offering consumers a definite advantage.  The technological features of the system allow  software providers to distribute protected software on optical media as well as via the Internet.

The joint project between Kaspersky Labs and StarForce will aid in creating serious barriers to withstand Chinese software piracy. The effectiveness of the measures taken will draw the attention of developers to the local market specifics.

"We are proud to announce this important strategic alliance," says StarForce CEO Gerhard Papst. "These days the problem of information security is a hot topic in China. We believe that our knowledge in the field of intellectual property protection and solid experience in the international market will bear much fruit in the context of our partnership with Kaspersky Labs China".

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is an international information security software developer. The company’s products are designed for a wide range of clients, from individual to corporate users. Kaspersky Labs has 14 consecutive years experience in combatting virus attacks. This experience has allowed the company to accumulate unique knowledge and skills and become a recognized expert in the creation of anti-virus protection systems

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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