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Posts By Haim Ramon

Haim Ramon

Regional Sales Director - SafeNet

This Author has 5 Posts
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Do your end users struggle with transferring software licenses between computers?
4 years ago

Do your end users struggle with transferring software licenses between computers?

One of the most apparent advantages of hardware keys for software licensing over traditional software-based solutions is the ease of transferring a key, with its contained licenses, from one computer to another.

To prevent the use of illegal software copies, licensing systems typically use a mechanism called a ”fingerprint”, which holds unique hardware identifiers of the end-user’s computer hardware. The fingerprint is used to ensure that licenses bound to one computer cannot enable the software on another, or worse – on multiple computers. Read More

Hardware Keys: Design Matters
5 years ago

Hardware Keys: Design Matters

Software publishers and machine manufacturers who look to protect and license their software with hardware keys (dongles) spend a significant amount of resources testing and evaluating the functionality of different solutions before making a decision to buy. While critical, technical functionality is not the only aspect of such solutions that matters – physical design is and should be a key factor in the evaluation.

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Best Practices for Securing Embedded Software with Hardware Keys
6 years ago

Best Practices for Securing Embedded Software with Hardware Keys

Part 3 of 3 from the series “Take on Licensing: What High-Tech Manufacturers Need to Know”

Recently, I shared the five phases that high-tech manufacturers move through in the transition from hardware-based to software-based solutions.  Now that we’ve reviewed the phases and the challenges, let’s discuss best practices. Read More

From Equipment Manufacturer to Software Vendor: Five Common Phases of Transition
6 years ago

From Equipment Manufacturer to Software Vendor: Five Common Phases of Transition

Part 2 of 3 from the series “Take on Licensing: What High-Tech Manufacturers Need to Know”

Shifting from an equipment manufacturer business model to that of a software company does not happen overnight, and typically occurs in phases. These are the common phases that take place during the transition from equipment manufacturer to software vendor:

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Manufacturing: An Industry in Transition towards Software Licensing
6 years ago

Manufacturing: An Industry in Transition towards Software Licensing

Part 1 of 3 from the series “Take on Licensing: What High-Tech Manufacturers Need to Know”

If you’re an equipment manufacturer in the high-tech sector, you are probably already deeply involved in the evolution from a pure hardware manufacturer to a software vendor.   Whether you are in the business of selling software-driven equipment for the automotive industry, medical imaging and diagnostics, digital printing, sophisticated surveillance systems, coin-operated gaming and casino gambling, the change to software licensing is impacting your business.

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