Quick and Easy - No Programming Needed. The wizard style makes it
very simple and easy to add automatic update capabilities into your
application. There is no need to modify any single line of source code. You can
create a new version of your application with the automatic update capability
within a few minutes.
Windows Application Types Supported. UpdateShield
supports various Windows application types, from Win32, Win64, to .NET
Support for Full Update and Patch Update. You can configure the
Updater how to handle the update. As a full update, the Updater can uninstall
the application and execute the new setup package. As a patch update, the
Updater can run a script to patch the update.
Online Installer. You can build
the Updater as an Online Installer, a small program with embedded scripts that
can automatically download the setup package and perform software installation.
The Online Installer can also perform automatic update to check for new software
Download Resume Capability. The Updater includes the download resume capability
that is especially needed for downloading large setup files. It can resume
unfinished download due to any reason such as lost connections, slow servers,
etc., without having to restart all over again.
Support for HTTP and FTP Download. You can specify the protocol used to
download the update, either HTTP or FTP. In addition, the Updater can
automatically get the settings of proxy IP address and port number from Internet
Code Protection against Reverse Engineering. Besides an automatic update
system, UpdateShield also offers code protection to
safeguard your application against decompilation and
reverse engineering. Its shell protection encrypts the executable's code
section, and implements algorithms to protect against debugging, tracing, code
modification, and virus infection.
.NET Encryption/Protection. The UpdateShield shell
protection provides encryption to secure manages assemblies against disassembly
and reverse engineering. It can encrypt the whole managed assembly inside the
shell protection, which is to be decrypted only just before the run time.
UpdateCheck API. The UpdateCheck
API Offers a higher level of flexibility and seamless integration to develop
your application with the automatic update capability. You can customize the
Update style, update notification, install confirmation, or add the 'Check for
Updates' menu in your application.
.NET Class Library. The UpdateCheck Class Library provides
high-level programming classes that allow you to take advantage of OOP
(Object-Oriented Programming) to develop your application with automatic update
capability. The Class Library for popular compilers are provided, which include
C#, VB.NET, VC.NET, VB, VC++, Delphi, and C++ Builder.
UpdateCheck .NET Component. The UpdateCheck
.NET Component includes a powerful component that allows you to easily add
automatic update capabilities into your .NET application, in a visual
programming environment. The component is fully integrated with Microsoft's
Visual Studio .NET IDE (Integrated Development Environment).
Software Update Server. Also included in UpdateShield
is the Update Server. It provides a software update solution that enables you
to extend the manageability of software updates available to the users. For
instance, you can deploy update subscription to allow the update to be
available to the valid users only.
Local Update Server. The Update Server can also be deployed as a local
update server to automatically download the updates from the software update
server and cache them locally. This solution allows you to control your
organization's access to the updates, and can help to reduce unnecessary
Internet bandwidth usage. The solution also works great when your application
is protected and licensed as floating network license by the ElecKey Product.