Security is an important issue for software developers and publishers. SetupBuilder Developer Edition includes a variety of built-in features designed to help you manage access to your software, including serial number lists and date-based and/or version-based subscription expiration.

setupPROTECT lets you maximize your profit potential, reduce costs and increase your software security. Using setupPROTECT in your installation gives you the power to protect your software from being unlicensed (and unpaid for), keep track of the number of licenses you've sold, and identify customers for product mailings and potential upgrade sales. You can easily implement setupPROTECT in your installation and, with a little creativity, can add other tangible benefits.

Serial-Number-Key Protection

SetupBuilder's built-in Serial-Number-Key Protection feature allows developers to add serial number functionality to the installer. Developers can choose to generate any number of serial numbers for any number of products. Serial numbers can represent unique products, or sets of products. The result of this function allows developers to create rules that can manage all aspects of the installation based on rights granted by the serial number the end-user has entered. Then at runtime, your user will be required to enter a valid serial number in order to continue with the installation.

Many developers integrate security both in their software product, as well as their installation in order to minimize its use by unauthorized individuals.

Subscription-Key Protection

With the powerful Subscription-Key Protection feature you can quickly generate "Subscription Keys" to protect your installations and updates. This technology is well suited for software subscription services in which the end-users subscribe, for instance on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, etc. basis.

At the end of the subscription period, end-users will have the option of extending the subscription or simply continuing their current version. But end-users will no longer be able to utilize product updates released after the subscription expiration date/version. With setupPROTECT, the subscription renewal is easy and simple. You only have to send a new "Subscription Key" to your end-user.