SafeNet, Inc., a worldwide leader in data protection, today announced the successful expansion of several customer implementations of its award-winning Sentinel HASP licensing solution to include both hardware- and software-based license enforcement keys to enhance the end-user experience. The transition to software keys provides flexible, easy-to-use licensing solutions that still protect software developers from software piracy and IP theft.
SafeNet customers, including TechSmith, a leading provider of screen capture and recording software; DIP Tech, a leading supplier of inkjet digital printing systems for the glass industry; Key Traffic Systems, the U.K. leader in highway and traffic management software; Orbograph, a leading provider of recognition-centric software and services for the check processing and forms processing markets; and Tiltan, a leading provider of three-dimensional and two-dimensional modeling and simulation software and services, have all successfully taken advantage of Sentinel HASP’s flexibility, and transitioned some or all of their product portfolios to SafeNet’s Sentinel HASP SL in order to protect their high-value IP and reap the benefits of software-based licensing solutions. These companies were able to enter new markets, expedite the fulfillment of orders, control version upgrades, track all transactions, and much more!
“SafeNet helped us transition from an in-house license model to one that offers greater reliability and better control for users, and was a good value for the money,” said Chris White, Software Development Manager of Key Traffic Systems. “The integration process was straightforward, allowing us to concentrate on developing of our core technology. The system was easy to set up and use, and our customers like the ‘no-hassle’ availability.”
“Hardware- and software-based licensing are two ways of achieving the same goal – license agreement and revenue assurance. Both solutions are extremely effective when it comes to providing the right balance between security, automation, ease of use, and time to market,” said Prakash Panjwani, senior vice president and general manager of Rights Management. “SafeNet provides a single solution, utilizing a single API integration that affords software publishers the flexibility to deploy any combination of hardware- or software-based protection keys to meet their business objectives and their end-user preferences.”
The enforcement flexibility – paired with the company’s unparalleled security, catalog management, business process integration, and reporting features – empowers new and existing SafeNet customers to build and maintain a software monetization strategy that can quickly and easily evolve as business and customer demands change.
“The combination of Sentinel HASP HL and SL provided us with a secure, flexible solution that merged seamlessly with our back-end systems.’ said Dorit Regev, head of software research and development at DIP Tech. “Implementation was a snap, support was excellent, and the automated solution not only reduced mistakes but also enhanced our business by enabling us to offer trials to potential customers and create more enticing feature-based pricing. The switch to automated, software-based license keys saves us time and money.”
Sentinel HASP SL provides the industry’s strongest software-based security available. The solution protects software copyrights and intellectual property, and offers a variety of flexible licensing options while enabling Electronic Software Distribution (ESD), allowing software publishers to quickly deploy their products, and get users up and running sooner. Sentinel HASP SL also provides a wide variety of innovative licensing models – including trial, network concurrency, and feature-based licensing models – which can differentiate their products in the marketplace and create new business opportunities.
“Before we switched to Sentinel HASP SL, we had to physically ship a dongle to each customer every time that we updated the software,” said Arik Elimelech, VP Research & Development at Orbograph. “Our financial institution customers can’t afford to have any downtime with their systems. Now, with HASP SL, we’re able to securely send software keys via e-mail and eliminate the risk of downtime.”
To learn more about how to transition into software-based licensing, view the webinar,“How to Supplement your Dongle-based Product Licensing Strategy with Software-based Licensing Models.”
For more information about SafeNet’s software rights management solutions, visit safenet-inc.com/sentinelhasp/.
About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. (safenet-inc.com) is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet’s data-centric approach focuses on the protection of high value information throughout its lifecycle, from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.