(The Hosting News) – CrypKey, a leading provider of software licensing and copy protection for software providers for 20+ years, announces the release of CrypKey 8.x with “VM Protect”. VMProtect is a very significant innovation. It protects valuable software applications from illegal copying by Virtual Machine (VM) duplication. It is a valuable tool to ensure the owner of the software does not suffer a revenue loss.
Usage of Virtual Machines has grown exponentially in recent years, and copying a Virtual Machine is now as easy as copying a file. Most licensing and copy protection software detects illegal duplication by looking at various machine data such as drive serial number, motherboard serial number, etc. The problem is, when a Virtual Machine is duplicated – none of this information changes! Even with most forms of software licensing and copy protection in place, unauthorized software duplication has never been easier.