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In AIR 3.0, Adobe released a new feature called Native Extensions. Native extensions are a special .ANE file you include in your AIR project that contains both ActionScript and .DLL/.framework code. At NitroLM, we’ve been waiting for a feature like this for a number of years. Our current C/C++ client library is our most secure and preferred method of talking to our license servers. This Native Extension functionality from Adobe has allowed us to make Adobe AIR a first-class citizen of our ecosystem along with Java, .NET, and C/C++ applications.
While the primary focus of our ANE is on delivering a world-class software licensing and payment solution, we recognize that some people may already have an existing system in place. For those people, we offer black-box encryption capabilities that don’t require our licensing server. You can encrypt your .swf modules using our proprietary algorithms and decrypt and load safely inside native code at runtime. Decrypted module bytes are never exposed to the player where an attacker can get at them. The black-box encryption capabilities will be provided as a $100/year/developer license.
Watch this sneak peek video for an example of our fully-licensed encryption/decryption capabilities.
Roughly a year ago we announced a hosted encryption service called Nitro-LM “Lite” at the 360|Flex Conference in Indianapolis, IN. Nitro-LM “Lite” was designed to provide a cost effective solution for asymmetric encryption of Flex/AIR applications without the need for a full License Client interface to be implemented in their application. It was designed to be an inexpensive service ($500/year for unliminted client users), very easy to implement, and seamless process for delivery while remaining unintrusive for their end-users (customers).
Unfortunately, the demand for the service has not exceeded the costs for managing it. As a result, we have decided to maintain the service until December 31, 2010, after which the service will be disabled. We are making this announcement now so that existing customers using the service have enough time to prepare for a migration to an alternative Nitro-LM hosted service offering, or to find/create alternative method to address their security needs for Flex/AIR.
Note: The discontinuation of Nitro-LM “Lite” does not mean that our support for Adobe Flex/AIR is being dropped from Nitro-LM. Nitro-LM can still be used for Adobe Flex/AIR Applications via our FREE, Standard and Enterprise Licensing Service Options.