Software Licensing Solutions That Simply Make Sense

Protection PLUS box SOLO Server box

Copy protection, license management, and online sales automation for enterprise level or single developers. Customization or quick and simple wrappers, our pricing is right and our service will blow you away.

What We Do Best

Copy Protection

Gain peace of mind knowing you’ve secured your software. Protection PLUS works tirelessly for over 7000 customers in 118 countries protecting hundreds of millions of dollars of software. Most of your customers are honest, we keep them that way.


Enjoy tools that you can grow into. Online and offline activation. Subscription or perpetual, floating or concurrent, or usage based licenses. Leverage free trials and easy renewals. Offer shared licenses and operate in virtual environments. We support multi-platforms and always make it easy for your end user.

Online Management

Easily maintain control of your software and maintenance support subscriptions from a dashboard and generated reports. Electronic License Activation and Electronic License Management within SOLO Server keep you humming 24/7 with your choice of eCommerce engine.

Proven Reliability

You don’t have to put your software at risk. Our core technologies are used around the globe for 25 years with more than 100 million users. We hold a 99.9% uptime record since inception. The SoftwareKey System has processed millions of license activations and validations, a few per day for some customers and thousands per day for others.

Highly Customizable

Create what you need by mixing and matching from dozens of licensing models to create a unique experience for your customers. Integrate with existing systems, collect customer information, prepare real-time reporting - you’ll love the flexibility. Tap our consulting services for help with specialized functionality.

5 Star Service

Getting real expert help is priceless, not to mention rare. Experience customer service and technical support beyond compare. Nothing expresses our 5 Star Service better than our ever growing customer testimonials. Team SoftwareKey is “Here to Help” you!

Try It Now Free!

Be up and running in minutes. Try a fully-featured 30-Day trial of Protection PLUS, and sign up for a SOLO Server Test Account on our hosted server, which has no server software to install and configure. Transition seamlessly when you purchase - no wasted work.

Dan Van Hoose VP of Sales for

Unwavering licensing confidence in nearly 1 Million units per year

I have overseen a myriad of product launches, each time I have unwavering confidence in the licensing and distribution strategy that always has SoftwareKey at its center. Our company distributes nearly 1 million units of both downloadable and physical software products, with many sold through retail stores. The ability to offer subscriptions makes it easy to capture renewal revenue and the copy protection is critical for our products.

Juan Manuel Garrido EGA Futura

Our licensing costs fell 30%

In the past, we used dongles to protect our software. The average investment we had to do for each license sold was very high, while the administrative costs of mailing USB keys were also high. Today, thanks to SoftwareKey, our licensing costs fell more than 30 times, managing to have a single solution that solved several problems.

Graeme Cox Engineering Director, DAVCO Farming

They put in overtime to help us with a critical issue

SoftwareKey has been an important part of our business in terms of securing out intellectual property with their software protection and allowing us to implement a pay as you use business model which is a first in our industry, Their support is always responsive and when we recently had a critical issue that was preventing the release of our latest version of software, they worked over many hours to track down the problems and solve it. This was a great relief and allowed us to ship our product and keep the sales coming in.

Boutique approach, boutique service, you're not a number and you can't put a price on that!

Dan Van Hoose


We stand behind our products and services. If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your purchase and we are unable to remedy the situation, simply contact us within 30 days of receipt and we will gladly provide a refund. Some exclusions apply.

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