Independent software vendors (ISVs) have to deal with many issues in securely protecting their revenues while meeting customers' demands for convenience and flexibility. For example, Internet-based activation works well for both ISVs and their users, but what about users whose systems have no Internet connection, or whose system crashes, or who need to relocate their license, or who want to regularly renew a subscription license or update a usage-based license?
Perhaps product activation will work for the majority of customers, but how do ISVs support enterprise customers who want floating licensing or activation of licenses from a pool?
Securing a license by locking it to hardware parameters of your user's system is a proven approach for copy protection, but what about virtual systems, where hardware parameters can change for legitimate users?
Perhaps an ISV needs to upgrade from an insecure and cumbersome in-house or obsolete commercial licensing tool - how can they smoothly migrate their products and customers to a modern licensing solution, and minimize the development effort required?
This presentation covers these topics and more, and describes practical solutions with case studies of how ISVs are using them today to securely protect their revenues.