A friend has spent quite a lot of money developing a complex, interactive report based on data downloaded into Excel that will be sold to his clients. We would like to lock down or encrypt the XLSM file so that competitors cannot access the IP but user clients can still manipulate the cube data.
A google search for “secure Excel spreadsheet” brought up products such as DoneEx XCell Compiler (www.doneex.com
), Mirage All-In-One Protector (www.mirage-systems.de/landing/all-in-one-protector-lp-en.html
), Spreadsheet Sentry (www.spreadsheetsentry.com
), XLSafe CORE & VBASafe from DataSafeXL (www.datasafexl.com
), XLS Padlock (www.xlspadlock.com
), & LockXLS (www.lockxls.com
) on the first couple of pages.
Has anyone here had experience with any such products?
If so, can you please tell me your favourite and why you chose it? Points will be split amongst all those who answer those two questions
Thanks very much,