|IT GlobalSecure has come up with software aimed at stopping hackers and dishonest players from manipulating Internet gaming. The company says cheating costs gaming companies a substantial chunk of their revenue due to frustrated punters who abandon games or demand refunds from Internet gambling sites. 'If you look online, there are whole Web sites either complaining about cheating or sharing ways to cheat. We've had people who are even just playing gin rummy online saying, “We think we're being cheated, but we don't know what to do', IT GlobalSecure co-founder Stephen B. Davis said. |
In November, IT GlobalSecure released the first version of its SecurePlay software. Davis, has worked at the US National Security Agency, said the software is based on encryption technology that works on any network gaming system. When built into the code of a game, it ensures that games of chance are truly random, verifies player identities and creates individual game audits.
The company is trying to sell its products to Internet, mobile and video game makers. It faces competition from bigger computer security firms and the Internet gaming software providers themselves. To promote its products without a big marketing budget, IT Global set up online forums for game developers and players, hoping these communities will influence corporate buyers.