|DiscGuard™ is an anti-piracy system that effects two basic changes to the software package:
- The main executable files on a DiscGuard-protected CD-ROM are encrypted.
- A special digital signature is inscribed onto a pressed CD-ROM, and mapped into a software decryption key. The digital signature is not reproducible by either counterfeiting (re-mastering) or disc burning.
When an authentic disc is used, the signature is present, decryption occurs and the application runs. The user is not even aware that the product is protected. When a copy is used, the signature is not present, no decryption occurs and the application does not run. Instead, a message, a limited demo, a link to an e-commerce web site or a presentation is launched. This transforms every illegal copy into a marketing tool and revenue generator.
It can be used virtual for any kind of media: CD-ROM, CD-R, DVD-ROM & DVD-R