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High-flying security enhancement for Russia's biggest airline


StarForce Technologies, the leading vendor of copy protection and licensing solutions against software and electronic documents copying, cracking and illegal distribution providing electronic document security and licensing at one of the world's largest airlines.

Aviabusiness, the commercial aviation training centre for Aeroflot – the national flag carrier and Russia's largest airline – is using an enhanced StarForce cloud-based e-document security service to help protect its online educational documents against the risk of unauthorised access and illegal copying.

Crucially, it offers the organisation further robust safeguards against the risk of serious financial and reputational losses through misuse of its materials.

StarForce Content is designed to prevent hacking activities and StarForce Audio/Video has a similar purpose but helps to protect audio and video files together with DVD-video format.

StarForce Content is a fast and easy-to-use method of protecting intellectual property which provides copy protection for PDF, PPT and HTML files.

It helps to prevent illegal copying of a variety of electronic material including books, manuals, research documents, training notes, presentations, lecture papers and academic works. It provides enhanced protection against unauthorised users - even preventing the use of 'print screen' or screen grabbers to by-pass protection systems. Documents can be protected as a single file or in batches.

All StarForce Content operations for Aviabusiness - a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aeroflot - are held in individual protected web cabinets on the StarForce website to which the only access is via a secured channel. Aviabusiness has trained Aeroflot pilots and aviation specialists since 1991 and more than 27,000 people have used the specialist educational materials.

The centre provides education and training in a variety of activities including transport management, cargo service (hazardous cargo) and automated passenger service systems. In total there are more than 20 educational programmes for airline students.

Michael Krotov, head of IT at Aviabusiness, said: “Our school has been training specialists in civil aviation for more than 20 years. We continually produce and update comprehensive educational material for our new pilots and crews.

"As we have a specific target audience, we do not sell a significant amount of material. However, we have taken steps to decrease our publishing costs by controlling the production and circulation of these materials."

Aviabusiness looked at various suppliers before concluding that StarForce Technologies provided the software which is ideal for the training centre’s needs.

"StarForce engineers identified and explained what we needed and they were very helpful in assisting us to select the most appropriate protection scheme for the best price," said Mr Krotov.

He said StarForce stands out for three reasons - competitive pricing, high quality service and support and, most important of all, because of the quality of its protection technology.

"The protection technology from StarForce allows us to protect and secure various content including texts, images, audio and video. It is vital for us to have copy protection that is extremely resistant to hacking and pirating activities."

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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