Distributing Encoded Files

Once all the files have been encoded, an organization can deploy the files in any way they choose (zip, tar and installer). As long as the encoder is installed on the same machine the product will work.

License restrictions, when applied will determine the period of time the application will be licensed for use.

The license files Zend Guard generates can be distributed separately.

Editing Encoded Files

Once the files have been encoded they are no longer editable. Any attempt to modify the files once encoded will result in rendering the files unusable. This provides an additional security layer for protecting intellectual property.


Files encoded by the Zend Guard are actually binary files. The proper protocol for transferring files between computers is as binary files.
All other transfer methods will corrupt the files and generate an error message.