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Software Licensing & Protection Products

Gemalto innovative Sentinel software licensing products and software protection solutions enable software and technology vendors to increase software revenue as well as reduce operating costs.

Through software security and licensing enforcement, Sentinel's software licensing technology provides software publishers control and visibility into how their applications are deployed and used. Enforcement of licensing terms and conditions provides vendors software protection from unauthorized use or distribution of their products.

In addition to reducing the risk of software piracy, software security and software licensing solutions provide the capability to easily offer a variety of license models to flexibly price and package products creating new revenue opportunities and enhancing customer satisfaction. Finally, operational costs are reduced through the integration to back office systems and the automation of licensing functions.

Sentinel Software Licensing Products:


Sentinel RMS

Sentinel RMS is a robust license enablement and enforcement solution focused on scalable and flexible license management for applications deployed in medium to large scale enterprise networked environments.

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Sentinel LDK

Out-of-the-box Software Protection, Licensing, and Entitlement Management System.

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Sentinel Fit

Sentinel Fit is ideal for embedded systems, supporting virtually all possible boards and microcontrollers available today and is free from CPU and operating system constraints.

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Sentinel HL Hardware Keys

Sentinel HL keys enables to take full advantage of forward compatibility with our next generation software licensing solution – Sentinel LDK.

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LEAP Newsletter

LEAP is your essential quarterly guide to software licensing, entitlement, and protection.

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Software licensing systems can help accomplish a multitude of business goals for software developers and vendors, allowing for increased software monetization potential.

In addition to allowing you to prevent unauthorized use and distribution of your applications, having a strong software licensing platform increases the software protection of your intellectual property, the software itself. By having a robust licensing solution integrated with your software you prevent threats like reverse engineering and piracy.

A sophisticated software licensing solution will provide you with the ability to track all usage of your product and features - providing invaluable business data as an added bonus to protecting your revenue and trade secrets.

Software licensing systems can also provide the tools to automate licensing with your back office CRM, ERP, marketing, and fulfillment operations, which makes managing your software portfolio easier and faster. Making sure your revenue is accounted for is a critical business need for software vendors. A software licensing system maximizes your revenue potential while efficiently managing your licenses and entitlements.

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To a software developer, software licensing usually appears to be a fairly straight forward undertaking - but before taking a do-it-yourself approach, you and your development team should understand the many restrictions that even the most sophisticated homegrown licensing solution faces over time. In addition to providing packaging flexibility and compatibility with critical back office systems, software licensing solutions need to be ready for new security threats as they emerge.

Software licensing and product packaging go hand-in-hand. A software licensing system needs to easily support new licensing, packaging, and distribution models on the fly, which for a homegrown licensing solution, means frequent maintenance, changes, and upgrades, taking you away from your core competency. Furthermore, effective software protection requires specialized security skills that may not be readily available within every software vendor's development team. Acquiring these skills in-house - either through supplementary training or recruitment - can be extremely costly an time consuming.

Utilizing a third-party software licensing solution, like the products offered by Gemalto, allows you to focus on your core development expertise while having the peace of mind that your software investment is well protected and managed.

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The type of software licensing model you need greatly depends on your personal preference for hardware keys, software licenses, cloud licensing, or even a hybrid software licensing environment. The benefit of working with a software licensing company like Gemalto is that we have consultants ready to advise what platform best suits your specific software portfolio.

If you would like additional help choosing a software licensing strategy, Gemalto's Professional Services team can help you create one that's right for your business.

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For nearly 30 years, Gemalto's Sentinel software licensing and monetization solutions have been trusted by software developers and vendors world-wide to provide the strongest software protection and most flexible integration options available. Starting with the hardware dongle and into the present day with software licensing, SaaS licensing, and hybrid licensing, Gemalto has evolved with our customers to provide the highest quality software monetization solutions on the market.

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Software Licensing Resources

Gemalto provides the industry’s leading software protection, licensing, and entitlement management solutions for installed, embedded, and cloud applications. Please review the resources below for details:

White Paper - How to Get Software Licensing Right the First Time

This white paper explains why building a cohesive licensing team and aligning it with your business processes should take priority over integrating licensing technology with your software products.

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White Paper - Licensing for SaaS Applications

IDC Vendor Spotlight on Gemalto (formerly SafeNet), a supplier of data protection and software monetization solutions, including SaaS-based licensing and entitlement management for ISVs

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Case Study - Snell Protects Valuable IP and Streamlines Licensing Operations with Sentinel RMS & EMS

Learn how Snell uses Gemalto Sentinel to secure its competitive advantage, to power flexible and scalable licensing, and ultimately, to grow its business.

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Case Study - Cadac Group Standardizes on Sentinel EMS with Cloud Licensing for its SaaS and On-Premises Software Products

Cadac Group cuts operational expenses & gains licensing flexibility with Gemalto Sentinel

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Sentinel RMS

Sentinel RMS

Sentinel RMS is a robust license enforcement and enablement solution providing software and technology vendors with control and visibility into how their applications are deployed and used.

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Sentinel EMS

Sentinel EMS

Sentinel EMS simplifies the entire licensing lifecycle by providing a centralized license management interface, a simple interface to back office systems, and increased product visibility through advanced data collection and reporting.

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Sentinel LDK

Sentinel LDK

Award-winning software protection and intuitive entitlement management features all in one out-of-the-box solutions! Leverage hardware or software-based license enforcement techniques to protect your revenue while Sentinel EMS helps you centralize all operational processes associated with licensing!

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Sentinel Up

Sentinel Up

Sentinel Up enables software and device vendors to improve customer experience and reduce cost of operations by automatically delivering product updates, new releases and notifications directly to their customers.

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