SoftwareKey System Purchasing Options

The SoftwareKey System is comprised of:

  • Protection (licensing client) - This component is included in your software, which is distributed to customers.   It controls access to your software.
  • Automation (licensing server/service) - The protection component connects to a central licensing server on the web to automatically activate and validate licenses throughout the lifetime of the license.

New customers can choose between Protection Only or our most popular combination of Protection + Automation. Existing Protection customers can add Automation at any time.

Most customers use the Protection + Automation bundle below using our shared server infrastructure.   Enterprise customers wanting information on our Dedicated and Self-Hosted options can contact us.

Protection Only

Manual licensing and activation (offline)

  • Licensing and copy protection
  • Software updates and online support included for one year (20% of license cost to renew per year)
  • Offline activations must be processed manually
  • Manual customer and license management

$399

one time fee (starting at)

Protection + Automation

The complete SoftwareKey System!

Fully automated solution to
increase revenue and save time.

  • ​​Licensing and copy protection
  • Software updates and online support
  • Automated online activation
  • Secure license transfers / deactivations / revocations
  • Optional integrated e-commerce and portal
  • Customer registration and management
  • Web services for integration and automation
  • Hosted license server

$499

setup fee + $30/month (minimum)

+ Automation

For existing customers who currently have Protection Only

  • Add license automation to your existing protected applications
  • Add online activation options
  • Add integrated e-commerce to sell licenses online
  • Not for new customers
  • Additional cost when purchased separately

$99

setup fee + $30/month (minimum)

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.

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Dan Van Hoose VP of Sales for 123copydvd.com

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.

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Dave Poulin Senior Business Development Manager, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company

Allowed us to expand into new markets

Your product is fantastic and allowed us to expand into markets that would otherwise be impossible for us.

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Ray Smith Managing Director, AppliCad

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

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.