The development of the StarForce protection system started in 1998. Two years later, in September 2000, StarForce Technologies was established. The first game to protect was the game named Cockroaches and published by Russobit-M, one of the largest distributors of PC games in Russia and the CIS and a key player in the PC game industry.
StarForce Technologies entered the international market. A Paris (France) office was opened. The company signed contracts with partners from China and Japan. In 2004 Ubisoft, the third-largest independent game publisher in the world, started to use StarForce protection. And as a result of effective international activity, 60 million discs with StarForce protection were sold worldwide in 2007.
StarForce launched a DRM system to protect digital information over the Internet with a computer binding. It stimulated the expansion of a product line and helped StarForce Technologies to enter the corporate security market.
StarForce Technologies becomes a resident of Skolkovo, a high technology business area in Russia.
A Los Angeles (USA) office was opened.
StarForce C++ Obfuscator is launched. The product is designed to protect applications' sourse code for any operating system include Android and iOS against cracking, hacking, and reverse engineering.
The mobile versions of StarForce Reader became available. The app is designed for viewing documents and confidential email messages protected via two services - SFContent.com and SFLetter.com. StarForce Reader is available for Android devices on Google Play and in the App Store for iPhones and iPads.
StarForce Technologies is invading the segment of ATM security solutions. The flagship solution is SoftControl TPSecure which maintains the system in a known-good state by controlling unauthorized launch attempts and activity of all processes in the system. The deployment helps to brings ATMs into the compliance with PCI DSS requirements. In the field of copy protection and distribution control we added a new binding object - USB drive. Now our clients can use any USB sticks as digital keys to provide access to protected files.
At the moment, StarForce Technologies is among the top three worldwide vendors of copy protection software and the key developer of intellectual property protection solutions. Customers of StarForce Technologies include Coral Consortium, Riot Games, Crytek, 1C, Mail.ru, Aeroflot, SUN InBev Russia, AMD Labs, ATC International, MediaHouse, Russobit M, New Disc, Buka, Snowball, 2Play, GFI, CENEGA, Akella, etc.