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How to Automate Software License Delivery The Right Way
9 years ago

How to Automate Software License Delivery The Right Way

In software licensing automation, there are generally two phases: the automation of the business processes for the software manufacturer, and the automation of the end user processes of activation and deployment.

Phase 1: Automating the Software License Delivery Process

How we get from receiving the order to delivering the software and access to licenses to the end user is what most people consider as the complete license delivery process.  As a part of this phase, the user typically receives a download link to the software and the access codes needed for activation.  Read More

Entitlement Management without Enforcement – What’s the Point?
10 years ago

Entitlement Management without Enforcement – What’s the Point?

 Let’s face it – not everything can be enforced. Nor should it be.  Even if we limit the discussion to software, there are scenarios where license enforcement just gets in the way of business. 

Thought you would never hear that from what you thought was a licensing enforcement vendor?  Well, guess what? We are all about monetization, which often times requires enforcement but also requires the ability to entitle a customer and manage their entitlements, track their usage, etc.   Read More

5 Ways that an Entitlement Management System Can Help Your Company Work Smarter, Not Harder
10 years ago

5 Ways that an Entitlement Management System Can Help Your Company Work Smarter, Not Harder

As your company continues to grow, you may find that you have acquired a varied collection of licensing systems.  Each product line has its own registration process, and its own set of problems. This may be manageable for awhile, but eventually multiple product lines affect almost every department within your company, and the repercussions are reaching your customers. A disparate licensing system can hinder internal communication and wipe out resources.  Your staff is no longer focusing on your core competencies, but rather spending all of their time on your licensing system.

With an entitlement management system, streamline your back office and create one cohesive licensing system to maintain. Here are the 5 ways that an entitlement management system can help you empower your employees to work smarter, not harder. Read More

Frost and Sullivan Presents the 2011 Global Product Line Strategy Award in Software License Management to SafeNet
10 years ago

Frost and Sullivan Presents the 2011 Global Product Line Strategy Award in Software License Management to SafeNet

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. Read More

Building Your License Enforcement Business Case, Part 2
10 years ago

Building Your License Enforcement Business Case, Part 2

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. Read More

Sentinel Cloud Takes Center Stage in IDC’s Latest Vendor Spotlight
10 years ago

Sentinel Cloud Takes Center Stage in IDC’s Latest Vendor Spotlight

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 …
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Sentinel Cloud Wins CODiE Award for Best DRM Solution!
10 years ago

Sentinel Cloud Wins CODiE Award for Best DRM Solution!

 

Last night, the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced the winners of the 2012 CODiE awards – an awards program 27 years in the making dedicated to recognizing excellence in the business software, digital content, and education technology industries. I am pleased to announce that SafeNet’s software licensing and entitlement management solution for cloud services, Sentinel Cloud, was awarded the industry’s Best Digital Rights Management Solution CODiE award!

SafeNet's CODiE Award
Prakash Panjwani with SafeNet’s CODiE Award for Best DRM Solution

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Entitlements vs. Licenses: Setting the Record Straight
11 years ago

Entitlements vs. Licenses: Setting the Record Straight

“What’s an Entitlement?

In recent meetings with leading technology firms, this very question has surfaced several times.  It’s both interesting and intriguing to watch the interplay of definitional debate amongst functional users with vastly different hopes of what “entitlement” could mean.

Perhaps the most universal insight was this

The practical application for how one can use entitlements to enable business processes and new customer experiences was often the most overlooked aspect of the debate.  Read More

Ensure Maximum Software Profitability with SafeNet Sentinel
11 years ago

Ensure Maximum Software Profitability with SafeNet Sentinel

As a valued SafeNet Sentinel customer, leveraging your existing software licensing and protection solution is easier than you might think. The SafeNet Sentinel portfolio offers solutions for your on-premise, embedded, …
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One Man’s License is Another Man’s Poison – Part II
11 years ago

One Man’s License is Another Man’s Poison – Part II

Some recent articles I found online got me thinking about a post I made a little under a year ago – One Man’s License is another Man’s Poison.  When I looked at it again – it took me a minute to figure out the chart.

Charts that take more than a few seconds to figure out are not very good charts.

So I decided to re-do it. Read More