Sandboxie is bought by Invincea


Sandboxing tools allow you to run a program on your system without worrying about the program interacting with your operating systems or other files unless you explicitly give permission. This is very useful for many people, especially those that like to install software a lot. Sandboxie is one such great sandbox tool and it has now been bought.

Recently Sandboxie has been acquired by the company Invincea. What does that mean for current Sandboxie users? For those who are current lifetime license owners, you will still be able to use Sandboxie and will continue to receive updates — Invincea is honoring that and they say there are no plans to make any changes to those licenses. For new Sandboxie users? It isn’t entirely clear if pricing will be tweaked going forward.

As for the development of Sandboxie, it is expected to continue as normal for now but it is said that the original developer of Sandboxie will leave in January 2014. In the long run, Invincea plans on consolidating Sandboxie with its own security solution.

A statement from Invincea says, “Adding Sandboxie to Invincea’s portfolio was a strategic move to expand our business globally, to address the small and individual market, and provide a pathway for Sandboxie fans to an enterprise ready solution.”

Are you a Sandboxie user? How do you feel about this development? Let us know in the comments below!

[via Ghacks]

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  • Shawn

    Hell at this point I want a perma key not this 180 days crap I don’t trust no other company for the design and use of sandboxie.

    Just to be on the safe side I think a class action lawsuit is in order

  • Mr.Dave

    [@Al] Good news, thanks! They don’t list Sandboxie as one of their products, maybe they’ll keep it separate from their main product line or maybe they haven’t updated their web page yet… Anyway, very good to know they plan to keep Sandboxie alive & free!

  • Al

    “First, Sandboxie is a great product that individuals can download for free and get immediate protection on their own machines – it has been and will remain this way.”

  • Mr.Dave

    I only hope the original author(s) of Sandboxie got paid well. They created a wonderful tool and deserve all they can get. I grabbed version 4.0.6 from, may be the last free one…..

  • Godel

    I have a one year license to Sandboxie.

    I think we can all guess what will happen. Free Sandboxie will disappear, prices will go up, quality may go down. It may take a while but that’s what usually happens when the original proprietors of a successful product get taken over by a big company.

    Check out the recent disclosures about RSA.

  • Sputnik

    I have a lifetime license for Sandboxie. Recently, when I saw that there were no more lifetime licenses, I felt lucky to get one.

    The present article indicates that the new owners of Sandboxie say there are no plans to make any changes to those lifetime licenses already owned by many people.

    I feel that they are saying that there is no actual plans to drop down these licenses but that there may be such plans in an indefinite future…

    If this is what is “planned”, I will not buy any other license from them and I will rely only on Shadow Defender which I have recently bought also with a lifetime license. This software is actually on sale with a 35% discount on the maker’s website.

    I would also make use of the freeware version of Sandboxie if it still exists, but nothing more…

    But something very sure is that I would speak against this company everytime I would get the chance to do so.

  • Mr.Dave

    Don’t like it. Sandboxie was to be “always free”, and I don’t understand why they think a single user needs a path to an “enterprise solution”. Just my thoughts. I have depended on Sandboxie to let me try things without fear. Quick, simple and usually very effective — things that install across a reboot generally don’t work for me! Time Freeze and others need a reboot to drop changes. I hope the new owners keep going in a similar form!