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We provide tools and strategies to securely distribute and maintain control of your software.

What we do

Licensing your software doesn't have to be a challenge

Many software companies understand the importance of protecting their product, but have no idea of where to start.

Whether you need a quick and simple licensing solution or extensive licensing flexibility with dynamic control, the SoftwareKey System can provide the solution you need.

Why Choose SoftwareKey

SoftwareKey has been providing solutions for nearly 30 years, and we've developed a wealth of software licensing experience. We can work with you at multiple levels of service, and we always treat our customers as people, not numbers.

Highly Customizable

Create what you need by mixing and matching from dozens of licensing models to create a unique experience for your customers.

Proven Reliability

Our core technologies are used around the globe with more than 100 million users. Our license server holds a 99.9% uptime record since inception. 

5 Star Service

Getting real expert help is priceless, not to mention rare. Experience customer service and technical support beyond compare.

Expertise & Guidance

The experts at SoftwareKey can guide you to a solution that will best satisfy your unique and complex requirements.

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In their own words:

Unwavering Licensing Confidence in Nearly 1 Million Units per Year

I have overseen myriad product launches, and 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.

Support is Excellent - They Genuinely Want to Help

Based on my experience, I would definitely recommend The SoftwareKey System, especially as the cost is very reasonable. From an integration viewpoint, this was straight-forward, starting from the supplied SDK, and modifying to suit. There is a lot of flexibility in the system, meaning we can consider feature-unlocking based on license type sold, while shipping one executable. That's a big win. Support is excellent ... these guys understand what support really is. They genuinely want to help.

Customized Integration We Couldn't Find Anywhere Else

We used to have a very cumbersome, manual process for distributing our software licenses. After trying unsuccessfully to find a suitable solution with other licensing providers, we worked with SoftwareKey to fully-automate a customized connection to our Customer Relationship Management System. Now through a simple process in our CRM, customers are immediately notified of their license credentials and can activate 24 hours a day!

The SoftwareKey team is great! They provided a robust and professional solution and their support was fantastic - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

SoftwareKey Was a Good Decision for Us

SoftwareKey was able to help us address a business need in a quick and professional manner. They have consistently shown us how flexible and helpful their staff is. We took the selection of a vendor very seriously and the decision has proven to be a good one.

Our Licensing Costs Fell 30X

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.

Integral in Getting Our Brand Off the Ground

SoftwareKey has been integral in getting our brand off the ground by creating a centralized portal for administrators and customers to access products, license keys, and activations. The SoftwareKey System was simple to integrate with our existing products.

They Put in Overtime to Help Us with a Critical Issue

SoftwareKey has been an important part of our business in terms of securing our 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.

Simplified Product with Excellent Support

When it comes to streamline the customized licensing, the SoftwareKey System is your best bet. The SDK is easy to implement and doesn't take long to customize according to our needs.

Their incredible support and commitment helped us deliver licenses to our clients and distributors across the globe with the least efforts. In fact, using the Professional Services support option, they helped us with advanced licensing customization to solve some specific needs that we had.

Complete Turnkey Solution

I like the fact that the SoftwareKey System is a completely turnkey solution, from the development libraries, the website, the way you can tailor it to look like my website, I like everything about it. It's complete. I could have used the simpler way of not integrating the code, but I wanted to develop it and code it into my program completely so that it works seamlessly with my site.

I wanted to be able to give away fully functional software, but have people not abuse it. I was able to accomplish that with the SoftwareKey System because I could license it, then cut them off. We'll be doing a big push to 12,600 people (who use what we sell) on Facebook. I'm confident that the SoftwareKey System can handle it.

It's Nice to See Sales Come in at 3am

SoftwareKey is a one stop shop for software protection. Tenacity has been using their solutions since we opened in 2004, and I would not consider going anywhere else. I love the SoftwareKey built-in shopping cart and tools they provide to protect our software from theft. It is nice to see sales come in at 3am.

The support that these guys offer is top notch. Dealing with the lowest technician all the way to the company owner has always been a pleasure.

SoftwareKey is the real deal!

The SoftwareKey team loves to serve and find solutions, even some that are out of the box. They have a great product that works really, really well. And they understand the needs of security and licensing and how important it really is for software creators.

They can provide a simple end solution that you can implement yourself, but I recommend doing what we did. Get the team involved and have one of their licensing architects be an extension of your team. They made the process easy, smooth, and painless. Even more than I could have hoped.

Dan Van Hoose VP of Sales, 123copydvd.com
Jerry Kramskoy CEO/CTO MusicIncite Ltd
Heloise Laight Co-owner / Canonbury Publishing Ltd
Dave Poulin Senior Business Development Manager, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
Juan Manuel Garrido EGA Futura
Jesse Seger Senior Developer, Hawk Ridge Systems
Graeme Cox Engineering Director, DAVCO Farming
Ashish Lal Scrum Master/Lepide Software Pvt. Ltd.
Michael Gencarelli Co-Founder / nGeneYes, Inc.
Dustin Armstrong VP Operations, Tenacity, Inc.
Aaron West MediaShout


The SoftwareKey System offers flexible purchasing options to meet a wide variety of customer needs. Pricing for our popular plans are below.



  • 25 Activations/month included
  • 10,000 API Transactions/month
  • 1 Admin User



  • 75 Activations/month included
  • 30,000 API Transactions/month
  • Up to 3 Admin Users



  • 250 Activations/month included
  • 100,000 API Transactions/month
  • Up to 10 Admin Users


  • Dedicated SaaS options
  • Self-hosting options
  • High Volume, Large Teams
  • Custom integrations

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Now is the perfect time to incorporate automated software license management and increase your bottom line.