Gazprom Neft Selects StarForce Solution for Intellectual Property Protection
Gazprom Neft, a Russian vertically integrated oil company engaged primarily in oil & gas exploration and production (E&P), the sale and distribution of crude oil, and the production and sale of petroleum products, has selected a StarForce solution to protect educational programs that are distributed among the company’s employees. StarForce Disc is specially designed to protect multimedia software, educational and entertainment software, planned for distribution on optical media against a wide range of threats.
The StarForce Disc protection system includes binding a protected application to optical media (disc), which eliminates the possibility to create a working copy of the program and prevents its unauthorized distribution. There are two options to validate a disc: constant disc check, which requires an original disc in the drive every time a protected application is launching on a personal computer and periodic disc check, where a protected application can work without an original disc in the drive during a certain time, set by a copyright holder. More than 65 million people worldwide use StarForce Disc.
"Many of the world's largest companies have their own divisions, departments, and often subsidiaries that are engaged in qualification upgrades and training for employees. As part of the training courses, often hard copy teaching materials are used, as well as applications on optical discs. Such applications must be protected against copying to prevent the possibility of leakage of confidential data that can be used for the development of software," says Natalia Yashenkova, Head of Marketing and PR at StarForce Technologies. "Our security system allows to prevent unauthorized copying of software as well as data. At the same time, a protected disc can be safely used outside the perimeter of the company's information system."
About Gazprom Neft
Gazprom Neft (www.gazprom-neft.com) is the fourth largest oil producer in Russia and ranked third according to refining throughput.
JSC Gazprom Neft’s corporate structure comprises more than 70 enterprises (covering oil production, oil refining, and sales) in Russia, neighbouring countries, and further afield. The company refines approximately 80% of all the oil it produces, one of the best ratios of all Russian companies in this sector.
The company exports to more than 50 countries and distributes its products for sale through an extensive network of outlets in Russia and abroad. JSC Gazprom Neft currently has almost 1,750 petrol stations in Russia, the CIS, and Europe.
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.