RAMAT GAN, Israel, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Zend Technologies Ltd., the creators of PHP 4 and leaders in PHP development and performance management solutions, today announced the release of Zend SafeGuard Suite 3.0. Designed for the rapidly expanding market of ISVs selling PHP-based applications, Zend SafeGuard Suite is the first product that enables commercial licensing of PHP applications. By utilizing the Zend SafeGuard Suite, ISVs can eliminate unauthorized use of applications, increase conversion rate from evaluation to licensed product; and offer flexible licensing terms that make software products more attractive, increase sales and improve customer satisfaction. The Zend Safeguard Suite is comprised of two components: 1. Zend Encoder. The industry standard in PHP intellectual property protection, the Zend Encoder protects exclusive or commercial PHP applications by encoding PHP scripts. Developers enjoy the benefits of a leading open-source language while protecting their code when they're ready to distribute their application. By protecting their applications, ISVs retain more customers and expand revenue on maintenance and support. The SafeGuard Suite incorporates the Version 3.0 release of Zend Encoder. 2. Zend License Manager. The Zend License Manager enables software vendors to manage the commercial distribution of their PHP applications. The Zend License Manager generates license keys and tags files that require a license key to operate. Software vendors can easily specify license models without changing their application's source code or binaries. Licensing their PHP applications enable software vendors to dramatically expand their available market, enhance customer loyalty and account penetration, resulting in increased revenue and profitability. "The benefit that Zend SafeGuard Suite brings is very clear to us," said Bas Jobsen, owner of Email Communications, a software services provider, in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. "Without SafeGuard Suite, we had no way to safely expand the methods of software delivery to new and potential customers. By protecting the intellectual property which is our greatest asset, we can increase sales and be more flexible in exposing our applications to potential customers." "PHP has come a long way from its humble open-source roots. Today companies are aligning their business models around applications written exclusively in PHP. The need for intellectual property protection and industry-standard licensing solutions has become a must-have demand of our customers," says Doron Gerstel, Zend co-founder, president and CEO. "Zend's mission is to provide end-to-end solutions for PHP enterprises and developers. The Zend Safeguard Suite is a mission-critical component for commercial PHP software vendors, enabling them to generate more revenue, reduce costs and increase profitability. Business-critical products like the Zend Safeguard Suite further ensure PHP's commercial viability and leading role in dynamic web application development." Pricing for the Zend SafeGuard Suite begins at $7,300. The product is available immediately at www.zend.com, or by contacting a Zend representative at 1-877-ZEND-PHP. About Zend Technologies Ltd. Zend Technologies, a leading Web infrastructure software company, is the internationally recognized authority in PHP. The company builds the industry's premiere PHP development and performance management software for the rapidly growing market of PHP enterprises and developers. Zend's founders are the designers of PHP 4 and the Zend Engine; on which all PHP sites and applications are run. The company is an active leader in the PHP and open source communities, and plays a central role in the explosive growth of PHP, which is now the most popular server-side scripting language on the web. Founded in 1999, Zend Technologies is a privately held, venture-backed firm, with management, marketing and R&D headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. Zend, Zend.com, Zend Technologies, Zend Engine, Zend Studio, Zend Accelerator, Zend Cache, Zend Encoder Unlimited, Zend IDE, Zend LaunchPad, Zend Support-Online Services, and/or the logos and icons associated with each of these names are trademarks of Zend Technologies Ltd. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners. CONTACT: Zend Technologies Ltd., US, +1-1-877-ZEND-PHP (+1-877-936-3747) or firstname.lastname@example.org; Germany, 0-800-182-7184; or international, 972-3-613-9665; press, Brad Young of Zend, +972-3-613-9665, ext. 112, or Brad@zend.com; or John McCoy of Bairey & Bedford Public Relations, LLC, +1-415-789-8885 or email@example.com, for Zend Technologies Ltd. MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT - Click Here http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X14181369
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