Improving your software security

Software security in today’s era is paramount. Software vendors are exposed to numerous risks that put a company’s intellectual property at risk. Malicious entities deconstruct a vendor’s products to duplicate and distribute illegal copies of unlicensed software.

Secutech’s cross-platform UniKey dongle range alleviates the burden surrounding security whilst providing exceptional functionality options. Unikey provides flexibility of versatile licensing schemes and assists in the management and distribution of software. All UniKey products are driverless, this makes distribution as simple as ‘plug and play’, this means installation times and compatibility issues are avoided. UniKey is a superior product in the market due to its high level of flexibility for software license control. Most notable is its range of licensing options, including feature-based, rental, subscription and more. Additionally, UniKey is supported by a wide range of operating systems in both 32 and 64-bit formats. A variety of development platforms and programming languages are also supported.

SecuTech understands the importance of brand recognition. We offer colour customisation of our UniKey products as well as laser-etching options for text or logos. UniKey’s floating license allows software providers to maintain control of all their dongles’ settings from their home base even after distribution.

Secutech’s comprehensive UniKey range offers sophisticated hardware-based data and software protection solutions for the multifaceted security needs of software companies.

UniKey STD:
UniKey STD combines a customisable and easy to use interface delivers the best in software license control facilitated through the use of a physical dongle and password protection. With UniKey, only users in possession of both the physical dongle and necessary software IDs are able to use your software.

Whether you are a seasoned programmer or a security rookie, UniKey STD offers a cost-effective solution for many developers that enable the licensing of software to one user per dongle. UniKey is a standalone dongle ideal for software products that don’t require networking based features.

Unikey Pro:
UniKey PRO offers the same functionality as the uniKey STD with the inclusion of network functionality. Perfect for developers releasing their software for wider distribution, a single dongle connected to any machine in the network allows a large number of concurrent users to access data.

Additionally, UniKey pro comes equipped with monitor and manage the software’s users. Unikey pro is versatile tool suited to developers licensing software to entire organisations or teams.

Unikey time:
In addition to the power packed features of UniKey PRO UniKey time enables licensing of software which requires strict time-based software restrictions.

UniKey time is the only available product on the market that comes with a real time clock that works independently of the host computer’s clock – making the timing with UniKey time more secure and accurate. By embedding the clock in the dongle itself ensures an accurate and tamper-proof time and date, offering assured observance of real-time based features. UniKey Time is the must-have device for software vendors offering trial or time-based schemes.

Unikey Drive:
The UniKey drive augments the functions of the UniKey pro with added mass storage Flash memory. It offers a complete solution to store your application’s data files and your application securely. Data is stored on the hidden, encrypted partition of the UniKey Drive, of which there is no access to, preventing copying or tampering with the data file in any way.

The application runs on another partition that enables the end user to only view the files. The UniKey drive guarantees integrity of the company’s data and prevents the manipulation of data by users who may have malicious intent.

Conventional licensing solutions unmistakably are not sufficient in today’s market, and factors such as the nature, capability and convenience of software licensing solutions have been ineffective for strong intellectual property protection by software companies. Secutech’s UniKey products assures protection against intellectual property abuse and revenue loss.
If you want to optimise and enhance the security of your software products, visit our website to obtain a free evaluation Kit.

How to Recover Deleted Contacts on iPhone

One of the common thing that occurs when using your iPhone is losing contacts by accident. Have you ever lost iPhone contacts after upgrading your device to the new iOS 10? Many reasons can be attributed to the loss of iPhone contacts, for example, iOS upgrade, failed jailbreal, system crash, accidental deletion, etc. It is never fun to lose such important data on your iPhone. But no need to be depressed, this article will cover 4 straight forward ways to recover deleted contacts on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/6/6 Plus/5S/5/4S/4.

Option 1: Restore Deleted Contacts from iCloud

iCloud makes it much easier to manage data on iPhone. If you have synced your contacts on iPhone with iCloud before, it is very simple to get your deleted contacts back.
1. Open Contacts app, go to Settings > iCloud and navigate to “Contacts”.
2. Turn off “Contacts” and tap “Keep on My iPhone” when the pop-up message appears.
3. Toggle on “Contacts” again and choose “Merge”. You shall find the deleted contacts back on your device after some time.

Option 2: Retrieve Contacts by using Google Contacts

If you have made a backup on iPhone contacts before, you are able to retrieve deleted iPhone contacts. You can restore the deleted contacts on Google Contacts within 30 days after contacts are lost. Follow the simple instructions below:
1. Open your browser and sign in to Google Contacts using your gmail acount.
2. Click “More” on the drop-down menu and select “Restore contacts”.
3. Select the time you want your contacts to be restored, then click “Restore”.
The deleted contacts will be restored in a minute.

Option 3: Recover Deleted Contacts from iPhone or iTunes Backup

Another way to recover deleted contacts is to use Jihosoft iPhone Data Recovery. The comprehensive and trust-worthy tool enables you to recover deleted contacts, text messages, photos, videos, WhatsApp and other data from your iPhone or iTunes backup smoothly without data loss. Follow the tips below.
1. Download & Launch the iPhone Contacts Recovery program on your PC.
2. Connect your iPhone to computer to PC and click “start scan”. ( If you have an iTunes backup, click “Next” to extract contacts from the backup.)
3. Click “Contacts” to preview and recover deleted contacts on iPhone.

Option 4: Retrieve iPhone Contacts in Message App

Another way to retrieve deleted contacts is to search contacts in Message App. Even though contacts are deleted from your iPhone, contact information are likely to be retained in Message app. Just follow the simple steps to have a try.
1. Open Message App on your iPhone and tap on “New Message” icon on the upper right corner.
2. Enter some numbers or name of the deleted contact in the “To” field.
3. The contact information is likely to appear.

Web Editor with 2 years experience in data recovery for iPhone.