I recently found a blog post on software licensing and virtual environments that reinforce our position on software licensing and virtualization. It reflects on the challenges in software licensing in virtual environments, and how IT and innovation are being hampered by monolithic licensing practice in this space.
Here’s my reply to the original post:
“We sure are glad to know this problem is getting more understanding in the IT community! For exactly the reasons you describe in your article we have adjusted our solutions and strategy to match, and we are the first and only technology solution in this space.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan conducts intensive best practices research to determine how best-in-class companies worldwide manage growth, innovation and leadership. By analyzing each company’s performance and comparing it to its top competitors, they assign performance ratings. Frost & Sullivan also looks at the key industry challenges that can be addressed by product line strategy. An effective product line strategy for the software license management industry has to not only accommodate new business models, but also readily support new deployment options, new platforms, and new product architecture.
SafeNet trumped its competitors in five key areas: breadth of product line, size of addressable customer base, impact on customer value, impact on market share, and breadth of applications and markets served. SafeNet’s Sentinel suite of products, including Sentinel HASP, Sentinel RMS, Sentinel EMS and Sentinel Cloud, provides its customers with a one-stop licensing experience that fully addresses a variety of use cases, platforms, business models and deployment scenarios.
My last blog discussed building a business case for implementing a software license enforcement system. A key component of the case should be a plan to minimize negative impact on the customer base. This article offers a handful of practices designed to help you ease your customer roll-out. While not every practice can apply to all cases and to all business, each should provide some food for thought.
Virtually every company is operating a hybrid cloud strategy today. In fact, they have been for some time so it’s not really anything new. At SafeNet, a hybrid cloud means that you have some technology and infrastructure that you operate and manage in house, and some that you rely on 3rd parties to operate and manage for you. Payroll functions have, for many companies, been handled and processed by 3rd parties but other HR functions have been kept in internal IT systems.
Recognizing the need for ISV’s to effectively monetize SaaS applications, Amy Konary from IDC recently published “Licensing for SaaS Applications: ISV’s Take to the Cloud.” In this white paper, Amy …