Zend Guard is the most comprehensive solution to protect and distribute PHP applications. It combines excellent code protection with a flexible licensing administration system. Zend Guard allows for safe and confident distribution and management of your PHP applications while protecting your source code, thanks to two basic components: Zend Guard’s Encoder and Zend Guard’s Licence Manager.
Software vendors are increasingly writing applications in PHP with the aim of distributing them via download or CD. It is critical that the source code and intellectual property of the applications being distributed is secure, regardless of whether the applications are free, for evaluation purposes or for commercial sale. Zend Guard, with its key components of Encoding, Obfuscating and Licensing, make this distribution worry free. Zend Guard protects your commercial PHP 4 and PHP 5 applications from reverse engineering, unauthorised customisation, unlicenced use and redistribution.
Zend Guard comprises of:
- Zend Guard’s Encoder:
With Zend Guard you are able to both distribute an unlimited number of your PHP applications and create websites with PHP while protecting your intellectual property. Deploying and running code encoded by Zend Guard provides maximum protection against reverse engineering and improves performance speed. Zend Guard compiles the PHP source code and encodes it into a Zend-Intermediate-Code-File. Users may run their application with Zend Optimiser (PHP 5.2 and earlier) or Zend Guard Loader (PHP 5.3).
- Zend Guard’s License Manager: With Zend Guard’s licence manager ISVs can manage the commercial distribution of their PHP applications by generating licence codes and tag files, which require another specific licence code. Thus, you are able to develop individual licensing options without changing the source code of these applications. By individually licensing their PHP applications, software vendors are able to increase their market penetration, maximise their client loyalty, and boost their sales and profitability
- Choose between three code protection options:
- Encoding only - No obfuscation
- Basic - Obfuscation of local variables
- High - Obfuscation of functions, classes, class functions
- Distribute PHP applications without revealing your source code
- Get reliable protection against copyright infringement
- Encode and obfuscate whole projects within seconds
- Improve PHP script performa