Adobe’s new Genuine Software Integrity Service validates installed Adobe Software. It automatically checks for counterfeit software, invalid licenses and alerts Adobe of fraudulent use. The process looks for illegitimate serial number and if it includes software hacks. Once verified, Adobe notifies the company/violator that their software is not genuine.
Companies still should have a program in place to track the full lifecycle of their software assets, to have full control and understanding on:
- Software requests vs Actual software need
- Centralized procurement process to manage the acquisition of software through a standardized channel vs multiple sources.
One key point is to stop users from purchasing from non-qualified resellers. The service is still very new. We will share more information as we learn more.