USB Sentry

Plugin Info:
Current Version:3.0
Current Ver (Mac):
Current Ver (Win):
FileMaker Vers:7+
Platform:Win + Mac
Dev License:$199
FileMaker 7 Compatible FileMaker 8 Compatible FileMaker 8.5 Compatible FileMaker 9 Compatible FileMaker 10 Compatible 
Windows Compatible   OS X Compatible 

USB Sentry is a FileMaker plugin that enables you to lock down any FileMaker solution and tie it to a single USB stick. This means that if you sell your solution to a customer, they cannot copy the solution and give it to someone else to use. The only way they can access the solution is with the USB stick that is “tied” to your solution.

Here is the Typical Scenario:

You sell your solution to your client. They pass it around the office and email it to their friends. Suddenly you hard work is being passed around for free. You are losing money since they are only buying single copies of your software.

The Solution

When they purchase your software, you supply your software on a USB drive. Using USB Sentry, your software is bound to that USB stick. When you client receives your FileMaker solution, they will only be able to open it with the correct USB stick inserted in the computer. Now they can no longer use multiple copies of your software since it will not open without the correct USB stick.

Example Uses:

  • Stop Piracy and Illegal copies of your FileMaker solution – If you market / sell a solution, then you know how important it is to protect your product so you make a decent profit from your hard work. USB Sentry enables you to lock down you software to a single USB stick. Stopping your customers from making multiple copies of your software.

    USB Sentry ties your FileMaker solution to the actual “manufacturer serial number” of the USB stick. This limits your solution to being used by only one person.

  • Create a FileMaker login system – ith USB Sentry you can create a login system that only allows individuals with the correct USB stick to access certain databases. An example of this and how to set up multiple USB sticks is demonstrated in.
  • Lock down FileMaker and your computer – With USB Sentry, you can leave your desk without having to shut down FileMaker, or shut down you computer. Simply remove the USB stick tied to your solution and no one can access your database. If your laptop is stolen, the thief will not be able to access your database unless they have the correct USB stick.

USB Sentry FileMaker Plugin

Cost:  Shareware       Features:  Hardware       Developers:  FMWebschool


2 Responses to “USB Sentry”

  1. Dzo says:

    Hello , we have Filemaker Pro Advanced v.11 and need a this plugin .
    Questions: 1.This plugin will run after creating project solution (.exe)?
    2.Solution will run in usb , plugin running from usb?

  2. FileMaker Plugins says:

    Hi Dzo,

    You are best off asking the plugin developers via their website, although it seems it may not be supported now:

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