Nov 08

How to limit software version updates to users with valid maintenance agreements

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

Update

Regularly updating an application is almost always an inescapable requirement in the life cycle of a successful software product.  Accordingly, if your application is dynamic in nature and you anticipate offering your customers new features on a periodic basis, a software maintenance subscription lets you market new releases of your software product on a transaction […]

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Oct 18

Are you leaving money on the table by allowing license deactivation?

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

Last week’s licensing tip, 4 reasons to allow software deactivation – and how it works, sparked a really good question: should you limit the number of times a customer can deactivate their software?   Electronic License Activation and Management Defined Traditional “copy protection” or license enforcement means that the customer can’t run the software on […]

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Oct 04

Protection PLUS September 2016 releases

By Dan H. | Releases

New versions are now available for both Protection PLUS 5 SDK and Instant Protection PLUS 3! Customers with active software maintenance can log into the Customer License Portal to download the latest versions. Protection PLUS 5 version 5.16.3.0 released! This release introduces many updates to our samples, such as proxy support to our PLUSNative samples. […]

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Sep 30

SoftwareKey Metering System Repurposed

By Mike Wozniak | General

Metering System Box

History and OverviewThe SoftwareKey Metering System was originally launched in 2009 through a partnership with VMWare.  Built on the license management technologies built inside of the SoftwareKey System for Independent Software Vendors, the Metering System helps IT departments:Manage and control access to internal-use applicationsLog application usageReport on application usage throughout an enterpriseEnforce concurrency limits on […]

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