SafeGuard-IT is an ActiveX
control for Windows which works with the
devices to provide security dongle functionality. The SafeGuard-IT
component works by exploiting the
FTDIChip-ID feature of the
ICs together with an asymmetric public-private key encryption scheme.
The SafeGuard-IT security
scheme works as follows:
Generate a public-private
key pair using the SafeGuard-IT control. These keys should be
saved to files.
using the private key and an optional password. This encrypted
information is then stored in the on-chip EEPROM.
Distribute the programmed
with the application software. The Safeguard-IT DLL file and the
public key are also required by the application software.
When the application
software is loaded, it can use the SafeGuard-IT control to verify that
FT245R) device is connected to the
client PC. This can be used to prevent software from running if
a licensed dongle is not connected.
The SafeGuard-IT ActiveX
control is available as a
free download with example code in various
programmer's guide is also available.
USB-Key is compatible with the new
ActiveX control for security applications.