Today’s equipment manufacturers are experiencing the challenges of competing in a tough economy and an increasingly crowded marketplace. Reduced component pricing lowering the barrier to entry combined with competitive espionage, theft of trade secrets and declining product differentiation means that many equipment manufacturers are facing commoditization and price erosion. This white paper is for manufacturers of software-driven hardware devices that want the greatest protection to combat IP theft, product tampering, and reverse engineering and also need the added advantage of enabling feature level control to win more customers.