Blog Entry

Jun 26
2012 

Hardware Keys: The “Old Reliable” of Software Licensing

In today’s day and age, we are always just around the corner from the latest technological breakthrough. Just look at the innovation that software licensing has undergone in the past ten years, and you’ll see how far we’ve come.

With all of the talk about hybrid software protection, the cloud… it is so easy to forget about the many benefits of the timeless hardware key. I’d like to take just a moment to pay homage to the ‘classic, iconic’ dongle and how VSM Software Ltd., the leading provider of software to SVP Worldwide (Singer Husqvarna and Pfaff), is using Sentinel HASP HL to address all of their licensing needs.

Hardware keys are the ‘Old Reliable’ of software licensing. With all of the talk about the newest and coolest licensing methods, we sometimes forget about the benefits of hardware keys.

VSM Software Ltd. is the leading provider of software for SVP Worldwide the global leader in design, manufacture and distribution of award-winning sewing machines and accessories. Their user demographic spreads from teenagers to grandmothers, so the company was concerned with finding a solution that would be easy for all of their customers to use.

With the implementation of SafeNet Sentinel HL, the company could ensure robust protection and reliable licensing to their customers. “VSM remains a loyal customer of SafeNet because we never have to worry about their products; they always work! SafeNet updates dongles regularly and they are reliable,” affirmed Kaymer.

VSM was also able to create a secure online application store that would enhance their customer’s experience, while also increasing revenues. “One of the best things about working with SafeNet is that their products allow me to get on with my business and not have to worry about the dongle issue the entire time.”

VSM chooses to protect their products with hardware keys. What is your preference?  Are you all about software-based licensing and the cloud? Or do you stick by ‘Old Reliable’?