PACE Anti-Piracy Inc.
has noted the release of InterLok Pro 4.0, which is billed as “an anti-piracy toolset for software copy protection” on the Mac. The software works with Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, and sports features including a wizard builder. The new software has been available since December, but PACE just announced the release.
InterLok 4.0 can be customized with localization templates, and features automatic wrapping, trialware and buy-before-you-try functions, metering, software rental, remote feature and module control, iLok USB smart key support, Web-based registration, and automatic delivery of authorization through the Internet.
According to the developer, new features in InterLok 4.0 include:
Increased security: New, highly secure anti-hacking, anti-debugging functionality designed to limit the piracy of code at runtime.
Branding customization options: New customization options allow publishers to import custom graphics into the wrapper user interface through a drag-and-drop procedure.
New demo user interface: Includes standard anti-tampering features, as well as a wizard builder that automatically generates a custom user interface for advanced forms of distribution. Separate and easy-to-customize trial graphics window for targeted branding of demo software.
Additional authorization method: Support for authorization via digitally signed XML-based license files. This new system makes it easier to integrate InterLok with existing database architectures when using automated authorization via the Internet and/or activation settings.
Industry standard web purchase support: Updated support for web authorization designed to help software publishers quickly add Internet activation to their e-Commerce strategies.
New iLok support features: Support for specifying license expiration periods and demo launch counts in PACE’s iLok USB Smart Key.
InterLok is available in a US$99 trial form; the cost can be transferred to a license if you decide to keep it. Licenses range from $499 up depending on the volume you need.