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Jul 11

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.

Jul 10

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes SafeNet as the Clear SLM Market Leader

Earlier today, SafeNet announced that the leading analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has recognized the company for their leadership and dominance in the global software license management market.

Featuring a comprehensive software monetization product strategy that extends beyond software licensing and into product catalog management and back-office administration, SafeNet provides industry-leading software license management solutions that fully support software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers.

In addition, Frost & Sullivan’s Senior Industry Analyst Avni Rambhia commented that a large part of this continued market leadership is due to SafeNet’s focus on customer-centric innovation, particularly focusing on the ability of SafeNet to enable ISV’s to maximize their monetization potential by expanding their software offering into the cloud.

For the full press release from SafeNet, click SafeNet Recognized as the Clear Market Leader in Global Software License Management by Frost & Sullivan.

May 18

A Successful SaaS Market Strategy Starts with Customer Insights

Forrester’s Holger Kisker recently wrote a great blog post addressing the topic of how SaaS vendors must collect customer insights for innovation and compliance.

Gaining visibility to customer behavior and usage metrics, SaaS vendors can make informed decisions about their business.  Holger mentions that this is best managed by an automated system that provides benefits to developers and customers alike.   SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud solution, which provides SaaS management and licensing solutions for cloud and hybrid environments, provides these benefits, such as service usage tracking and automated provisioning, and much more.

To read more of Holger’s article, please visit: Looking Through The Cloud on Holger Kisker’s blog.

May 9

SafeNet Delivers Industry’s First Licensing and Monetization Solution for Hybrid On-Premise and Cloud-based Software Portfolios

Earlier today, SafeNet issued the following press release:

Sentinel® Products and Services Provide Developers with an Easy, Flexible Migration Path for Transitioning from On-Premise-Only to Hybrid or SaaS-Only Delivery Models

News Summary:

  • SafeNet’s® technology delivers the industry’s only licensing and software monetization solutions with a single, common operational platform for on-premise ISVs (independent software vendors), software-as-a-service (SaaS) vendors, and developers with hybrid portfolios.
  • SafeNet’s Sentinel® technology provides a dynamic “live” licensing back-end entitlement management system that accurately maintains and reports licensing states, empowering ISVs to maintain better control over usage and deliver richer customer experiences.
Feb 3

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 reviews the evolution of the SaaS market and specifically addresses how licensing has changed the software monetization strategy for ISV’s heading into the cloud.

In addition to providing sound guidance for ISV’s about options with their software monetization models, this report also discusses the software licensing and entitlement management solutions that SafeNet offers, and how the latest SafeNet offering, Sentinel Cloud Services, allows SaaS vendors to embrace new market opportunities and create an extensible growth strategy.

When it comes to software licensing strategy, challenges are at every turn.  In this report, Amy provides solid recommendations and guidance for ISV’s to seize this opportunity to take to the cloud.

Read the white paper: January 2012: IDC’s Licensing for SaaS Applications: ISV’s Take to the Cloud.

Jan 25

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
Jan 9

Sentinel Cloud Services Receives CODie 2012 Nomination

SIIA’s CODie Awards program has nominated SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud Services as a finalist in the 27th annual CODiE 2012 Awards in the Best Digital Rights Management Solution category.

Each year the SIIA’s judging experts review and identify all nominated products and services. In its 27 years of existence, the SIIA has recognized more than 1000 companies for achieving greatness in industries that expect innovative thinking and demand market validation.

From the CODiE Awards website:  “SIIA awards the solution that best allows the secure electronic purchase, distribution and subsequent use of software and/or information based on the rigorous criterion.”

The winners will be announced on January 24, 2012 during a special dinner held in conjunction with the Information Industry Summit.  Receiving this nomination is a significant accomplishment for the entire Sentinel Cloud team who has worked tirelessly to provide the industry’s only complete and proven solution for software monetization in the cloud. 

Sentinel Cloud Services makes it quick and easy for SaaS providers to build versatile service catalogs, provision and authorize user access, measure service usage, and instantly adapt their service offerings to embrace new and evolving market opportunities.  For more information about Sentinel Cloud Services, you can visit

Nov 3

Let’s Do it in the Cloud – SafeNet brings together the Behemoths in Cloud Software Monetization for a 5-part webinar series

Gain access to key executives at companies that are helping vendors succeed in the cloud as we speak! Agilis Solutions, Dell Boomi, IDC, SafeNet, THINKStrategies, and Zuora – will help you figure out how to make it work in the cloud – effectively and profitably.

The Software Industry and the Cloud – aired Oct. 20th, view on-demand version

Integration: Accelerating Cloud Adoption – aired Oct. 27th, view on-demand version

Migration from On-Prem to Cloud Made Easy – Nov. 3rd, view on-demand version

Pricing, Packaging & Monetization in the Cloud – Nov. 10th

Doing SaaS Right – An Industry Panel – Nov. 17th

Don’t pass up the chance to walk away with an arsenal of tips, tools, and best practices for building, deploying, and maintaining a profitable and operationally efficient cloud service offering.

Register today!

Nov 3

Because the Most Secure Dongle is the One You Don’t Even See

Introducing Sentinel HASP HL MaxMicro, the smallest hardware-based protection key that once installed, protrudes only by 7.6mm/0.3’’ making it virtually invisible.  It contains the same robust protection as our traditional Sentinel HASP key; however dramatically decreases the possibility of an accidental or deliberate break.

Just think of all the ways your organization can benefit from the new MaxMicro!

  • Safe in environments where products are fully exposed 
  • Perfect protection for notebooks, embedded systems and medical devices, where key is stationary
  • Securely permits remote updates

Request your complimentary sample kit today!