Validy, a software publishing company, working in the field of security and control for IT technologies.
Validy has invented, patented and developed a security solution, called Validy Technology
to protect software against piracy and IT systems against sabotage.
Validy Technology is based on an approach of security in total rupture with the current state of the art and
represents a major advancement in the field of software protection.
Founders of Validy Net Inc.: Gilles SGRO – Jean-Christophe CUENOD – Christophe VEDEL
An innovative and patented technology
Validy has invented, patented and developed a security solution, called Validy Technology to protect software against piracy and IT systems against sabotage. Validy Technology is based on an approach of security in total rupture with the current state of the art and represents a major advancement in the field of software protection.
Validy has developed and is selling today Validy SoftNaos for Java, first commercial implementation of Validy Technology. This product comes in the form of a post-compiler and a USB key. Validy SoftNaos for Java protects Java applications running on computers equipped with USB ports and works with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux.
In order to constantly widen the field of application and the ease of use of the protection, Validy pursues several Research and Development directions.
Improvement of the protection
Validy is working to improve Validy Technology, to make it as simple as possible to use and to still improve its robustness.
Support of other programminglanguages
Because Validy Technology allows the protection of applications written in most modern programming languages, a high priority is given to the support of the most widespread of them, especially C/C++ and C#.
New tokens, new applications
Validy is also working on the token, the hardware part of the protection, to improve its performances and to offer new form factors and new interfaces opening-up new applications. The microSD form factor will allow to protect mobile phone applications when the PciExpress form factor will be suitable for servers monitoring for instance infrastructures or banking applications. A surface mount device will be intended for embedded systems like home automation or cars.
In view of the importance of the economic stakes and diversity of fields of application, Validy has taken the decision to deploy its technologies in India by means of a network of licenses. The licensed partners are provided a unique, innovative and a revolutionary technological solution. Using “Validy Technology”, software publishers have, apart from protection, great freedom to organize their sales policy. They are able to develop new business models made possible through the management of software licenses that Validy permits:
on-line services access to which is controlled by the VSM,
pay as you go,
limited time licenses or unlimited use,
“territorial” licenses, etc.
The publisher, due to problems of qualification of the software, may freeze a version of the software for each VSM. This “quality assurance” solution is of particular interest to manufacturers who sub-contract and outsource their production (auto manufacturers, electronics, aeronautics, information management, agriculture and food, etc).
Thus, for the first time in the history of IT security,
software publishers have a radical method of protection against software piracy.
By their originality and because of the size of the markets concerned,
Validy solutions are going to make their mark on the history of the information society.