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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Sep 29

How steganography improves security

By Dan H. | General Licensing Tips

What is Steganography? Steganography is the science of concealing information in plain sight. The word steganography is the combination of the Greek words steganos, which means “covered, concealed, or protected,” and graphein which means “writing.” A simple example of steganography is a secret message written with invisible ink on paper. Throughout history, citrus fruit was […]

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