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Sentinel Cloud Offers Handy License and Monetize Solution To ISVs

Written by  Ritu Saxena | 12 May 2012
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sentinel cloudSafenet’s Sentinel software monetization solution, Sentinel Cloud now enables independent software vendors (ISVs) to easily license and monetize their on-premise, hybrid, and cloud-based solutions. Not one organization wishes to be left behind in the race of moving their business to the cloud and reap maximum benefits out of it. But this is not as simple as it appears due to legacy customers, legacy back-end systems and licensing models. This is where the solution will come handy to organizations.

Sentinel Cloud supports both software and cloud based licensing with a single set of APIs and a common back-end entitlement management system helping users to try new and more flexible licenses, regardless of how the software is delivered. Live licensing backend empowers ISV to have stringent control over licensing of their products, more flexibility, faster start times, and a better overall experience.

The features of SafeNet’s Sentinel Cloud solution, which have been designed specifically to support an ISV’s transition from on-premise-only to hybrid or SaaS-only delivery models, include:

  • Common source code for all applications, whether installed on-premise or delivered as a cloud service
  • Support for cloud elasticity to address the licensing demands of SaaS users
  • Offline behaviour control, including usage data collection and enforcement to support ‘usage-based’ business models for occasionally disconnected applications
  • A single common operational system for provisioning and delivering business metrics to streamline all licensing and entitlement management tasks across an ISV’s product and services portfolio.

Other solutions on similar providing licensing management solutions are:

Flexera Software's FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors, provides both the licensing and back-office entitlement and subscription management capabilities SaaS providers need to successfully create and deploy high revenue growth SaaS solutions. Flexera also provides license management solution for software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers to monetize, manage, secure, enhance, and grow market share through flexible software licensing, pricing, packaging, and protection of their software, regardless of whether that IP is offered in an on-premises, SaaS, Cloud or virtualized environment.

Double Trump PlayOn™ platform is a full service solution for the licensing, protection, distribution and monetization of software, games and digital media. The platform was designed to extract the maximum amount of money from every market segment, by creating a perfect fit between supply and demand. With simple integration and an option to choose from a fully operated portal all the way to distributing pre-built packages, partners can always find the model that meets their business requirements. Partners can choose to have PlayOn provide all components of the platform, or decide to implement some of the components in-house. This allows fast deployment of the platform and a simple migration path from any solution currently in place. 

The solutions are many and the choice depends upon the need of the business but if you are in transit phase moving from on-premise to cloud based business solution then Sentinel is a good option as it gives some more scope for the ISV to experiment as to what suits them the most while moving their solution to the cloud.

Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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