SafeOnline portable ?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by CloneRanger, May 23, 2010.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Using portable versions of browsers like FF on a USB stick/drive, along with for eg NeoSafekeys etc, is an excellent way of achieving much better security/privacy whilst away from home.

    Would PSO work in such a scenario in it's present offering ? If not, would it be possible for you to make it so please :thumb:
     
  2. pling_man

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    Its a good idea in principle, but how would the licencing work? The portable version would have to be tied to the USB drive in some way but I'm not sure they have a serial number.

    One option would be to allow a portable version and licence key to be "exported" to USB drive from the main licenced product. Prevx could guard against piracy by making the portable version password protected, with the hash of the password stored on myprevx, and only allow one user with that licence key to log at any one time.
     
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    We've tossed this around in the past but in the end the main problem lies both in licensing and in actually making the product function in a "portable" environment. PSO requires administrative rights to install and because of that it can't run directly from a USB stick - you can put the installer on there but it will still require installation onto the user's PC.

    Because of that, we don't really see much of a benefit in offering a USB version, however, you can simply just put the installer on a USB stick and install it from there :) The install process should be fast enough to hardly notice and protection loads immediately with the SafeOnline installer.

    Prevx is sold in some stores in the US and it is generally distributed on a USB stick which has been user friendly from what we've seen.
     
  4. CiX

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    How about Prevx CSI portable?
     
  5. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    @PrevxHelp

    Understandable. What about pling_man's suggestion ?
     
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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    Licensing still will have to limit the usage to 1 PC ever which is where the problem comes from. We don't allow users to move licenses like that so it wouldn't really work very well for a portable version based on our business model.
     
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