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    Compliance Management for Software Licenses

    Not all piracy is malicious. Non-compliance with software licenses is often unintentional. Passive software misuse (or license non-compliance) is generally common in larger enterprise organizations and can occur in the following situations:

    • Usage past date of contract or agreement expiration

    • Seat sharing – multiple users for a single license

    • Use of unlicensed features due to lack of enforcement

    Without the proper licensing and compliance management tools, software license compliance is not only difficult for software publishers to track - it is nearly impossible for end-users to achieve.

    End-user License Compliance Today

    License compliance assurance is a growing issue amongst enterprise organizations. In a recent survey of global IT Directors of large enterprise organizations, it was revealed that:

    • 23% of customers make no attempt to monitor software license compliance.

    • 40% of IT organizations have no visibility into where licenses sit within their organization.

    • 42% of end-users do not know when their licenses are up for renewal.

    • 28% of organizations have experienced some form of financial or operational penalty as a result of being under-licensed.

    • 20% believe that if they conducted a license compliance audit, they would be under-licensed.

     

    Achieving End-user License Compliance

    The path to software license compliance assurance is clear:

    • License contract and service agreement enforcement.

    • License contract and service agreement status and compliance tracking.

    • End-user access to entitlement status and activation or usage history.

    License Enforcement and Management with Sentinel

    With Gemalto’s Sentinel secure software licensing solution, a software publisher can enforce the terms of their licensing contracts and service agreements to prevent both malicious and unintentional misuse of software.

    Beyond software license enforcement, the Sentinel Entitlement Management System (Sentinel EMS) enables publishers to track and report on customer compliance as well as the status of contract and service agreements. This intelligence enables software vendors to not only ensures customer compliance, but also proactively up-sell and renew customer agreements.

    Sentinel EMS also features a web-based customer portal where end-users can view the status of individual and enterprise accounts to track entitlement status and activation history and more easily ensure compliance and improve budget planning.  

      Try Sentinel Entitlement Management System (Sentinel EMS) for FREE today.