Device Offers Schools Protection for USB Software Dongles

DongleLockbox Co. announced the release of a new protective device that helps secure USB software dongles (software keys) from theft, loss and damage.

 Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 – DongleLockbox Co. announced the release of a new protective device that helps secure USB software dongles (software keys) from theft, loss and damage.

The product, which has a list price of $99, is designed for use with a single USB software key. It offers a combination lock that securely houses the software dongle which connects to a computer’s USB port via a five-foot USB 2.0 extension cable. A detachable metal cable is used to secure or ‘anchor’ the entire lock box to a stationary device.

“A number of CAD/CAM and other technology software packages used by schools come with USB software dongles. Unfortunately, there is an increased chance that the software dongle can be misplaced or go missing,” stated Dave Lalor, engineering and operations manager at DongleLockbox Co. “One of the benefits of the DongleLockbox is that it can easily be affixed to a desk in a classroom or lab environment. This helps ensure the school’s assets are protected and there isn’t any down time waiting for the software to be replaced.”

 

The DongleLockbox is available for purchase through Amazon.com or through educational software VARs.

 

DongleLockbox Co.

 

Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., DongleLockbox Co. is a developer of portable security devices for software and computer related products.

Software users globally rely on DongleLockbox solutions everyday in the metrology, CAD/CAM/CAE, digital printing, sign, digital photography, digital video and other niche software industries.