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Sentinel LDK

Out-of-the-box Software Protection, Licensing,and Entitlement Management System

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Sentinel LDK provides your organization with a tailored and comprehensive software monetization solution. It allows you to implement flexible licensing and distribution models that increase the inherent value of your software. With Sentinel LDK, you can turn trial users into paying customers, let them pay per use, and give them the option of purchasing only those features and capabilities of your product that they actually need. At the same time, Sentinel LDK allows you to reduce revenue loss due to piracy and protect the intellectual property that provides your competitive edge in the industry.

Sentinel LDK Top Features

Sentinel LDK delivers a comprehensive, out-of-the-box software monetization solution that enables you to confidently protect your software and simplify operational processes while enhancing the end-user experience and ultimately maximizing software revenues.

With Sentinel LDK, software vendors get enabled with:

  • Software Copy And IP Protection - Maximize profitability by preventing unauthorized use and distribution of software, and by securing competitive IP.
  • Flexible Software Catalog Management - Easily introduce innovative, flexible, and customer-centric offerings into new markets
  • Consolidate and Automate Licensing Operations - Eliminate manual operational tasks associated with licensing to save time, minimize errors, and reduce costs
  • End-User License Management Tools - Increase end-user transparency and reduce licensing support costs while improving customer satisfaction
  • Advanced Virtualization Support - Increased security for new virtualization concepts such as Live Migration, e.g. VMware vSphere vMotion, by using the industry’s first and only FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) locking
  • Detailed Tracking and Reporting - Gain insight into how, when, and by whom your software is being activated and used to improve product and business decision-making capabilities

Sentinel LDK License Keys

Whether you ship physical boxes, embed your software into high-tech devices, offer electronic delivery, or deliver your product as a service in the cloud, Sentinel LDK has you covered. Featuring Gemalto’s innovative and unique Cross-Locking™ technology, Sentinel LDK enables you to leverage any combination of hardware, software and cloud-based license keys.

Each protective key has its own unique benefits:

Hardware-based Licensing with Sentinel HL

Sentinel HL family of keys offers the highest level of copy and IP protection available. Offered in a wide variety of types and form factors, the Sentinel HL keys protect software by allowing access and execution of the application only when the key is physically connected. Sentinel HL keys are ideal for software publishers whose primary concern is security. They are ideal for scenarios where the protected application runs on a device that supports USB or ExpressCard, with additional options for embedding directly on circuit boards.

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Software-based Licensing with Sentinel SL

Sentinel SL keys are virtual software-based keys built on the Sentinel HL protection technology and residing in the secure storage of your end-user’s machine. The use of Sentinel SL eliminates the need to ship a physical product, enabling end users to quickly install and start using the application. Sentinel SL is ideal for software publishers whose end users require more flexible license delivery methods.

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Cloud-based Licensing with Sentinel CL

Sentinel Cloud Licensing is a software protection type that is provided as a solution in the cloud. Integration of Sentinel Cloud into your software products allows for user-centric licensing, letting users access your software from any of their devices and Virtual Machines. This protection type is ideal for software publishers who want to enjoy benefits like automatic and immediate license enablement, improved usage-tracking and post-pay business model opportunities.

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Sentinel LDK is the first and only licensing solution providing hardware, software, and cloud-based license delivery, locking, and management options all in a single solution. This paired with the company’s dedicated commitment to ongoing enhancements around usability, end-user transparency, integration, and security guarantees our customers that when they choose Sentinel, they choose the tools required to deploy a licensing and entitlement management framework right for their business objectives today, tomorrow, and beyond.


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Sentinel LDK Protection Types


Sentinel LDK Features


Supported Operating Systems


Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment

  • Windows (x86) XP SP3
  • Windows (x64) XP SP2
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1 SP1
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows 2008 SP2
  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 Version 1607 (Device Guard must not be enabled)

(x86 only) Windows XP Embedded standard
(x86 only) Windows 7 SP1 Embedded standard

Sentinel LDK Vendor Tools (x86 and x64)

  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1 SP1
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows 2008 SP2
  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 10 Version 1607 (Device Guard must not be enabled)

Note: The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.

Sentinel EMS Service (x86 and x64)

  • Windows XP SP3(x86) and SP2(x64)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Windows 2008 SP2
  • Windows 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 SP1
  • Windows 8.1 SP1
  • Windows 10 Version 1607 (Device Guard must not be enabled)

Database

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (must be enabled for remote connections) x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Enterprise 2008 x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Enterprise 2008 R2 x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2 x86/x64
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2014 x86/x64 

Note: The operating system versions listed herein were tested by Gemalto and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be fully compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Gemalto recommends to always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

 

Mac

 

Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment and Vendor Tools:

  • Mac OS X 10.9.5
  • Mac OS X 10.10
  • Mac OS X 10.11

Note: The operating system versions listed herein were tested by Gemalto and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be fully compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Gemalto recommends to always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

 

Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment and Vendor Tools:

  • OpenSUSE 12.3, 13.2 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Red Hat EL 6.7, 7.2 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Ubuntu Desktop and Server 16.04 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Ubuntu Server 14.04 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Debian 8.1 (x86 and x86_64)
  • CentOS 7.1, 7.2 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Linux ARM(armel and armhf) hardware/boards validated: BeagleBoard-xM Rev C; BeagleBone Black; Raspberry Pi-2; PandaBoard ES Rev B3; NI cRIO-9068 

Note: The latest service packs and security updates must be installed.
Note: The operating system versions listed herein were tested by Gemalto and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be fully compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Gemalto recommends to always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

 

Wine

 
  • Sentinel LDK Run-time Environment was tested on Linux platforms with Wine 1.7.28

Note: The operating system versions listed herein were tested by Gemalto and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be fully compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Gemalto recommends to always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

 
  • Android ARM (32-bit) and Android x86 (32-bit): Android 4.4.2, 5.1.1, 6.x
  • Android Architecture Supported: armv7; armv7a; x86
  • Android ABI: Sentinel LDK Envelope supports Android applications designed for the armeabi; armeabi-v7a and x86 Android application binary interfaces.

Note: The operating system versions listed herein were tested by Gemalto and verified to be fully compatible with Sentinel LDK. Older operating system versions are likely to be fully compatible as well, but are not guaranteed. For reasons of compatibility and security, Gemalto recommends to always keep your operating system up to date with the latest fixes and service packs.

 

Sentinel LDK supports installing protected applications on the following VM platforms:

  • VMware Player 6.0.3
  • Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 (SL only)
  • VMware Workstation 12.0
  • VMware ESXi 5.5, 6.x
  • XEN 4.6
  • KVM (RHEL 7.2, Ubuntu 14.04 Server, Debian 8.x)
  • Parallel Desktop 11 for Mac
  • Virtual Box 4.3.28 (An application that has been protected for performance profiling (with AppOnChip) will not work correctly with Virtual Box versions prior to 4.3.28)
  • Microsoft Azure (Azure stop/start is not supported at this stage and will cause the license to be flagged as cloned)

 
 

The Sentinel EMS user interface can be accessed using the following Web browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Mozilla Firefox (32-bit) versions 40 or later
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome version 53 or later 

Note: You must use a 32-bit Web browser for any action in Sentinel EMS that accesses a protection key (such as burn, recycle, check in key, or online activation). You can perform all other actions in Sentinel EMS using a 32-bit or 64-bit Web browser.

Admin Control Center:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (32-bit) versions 8, 9, 10,11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox (32-bit) - latest version
  • Google Chrome - latest version
  • (Mac) Safari - latest version
 
 

LEAP Newsletter

LEAP is your essential quarterly guide to software licensing, entitlement, and protection.

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Features

  • Protect Once, Deliver Many, Evolve Often design philosophy which separates business and engineering processes enabling software publishers to  maximize operational efficiency and business agility. 
  • Flexible Licensing options for supporting the industry’s broadest selection of business models from perpetual and time-based models to usage based and subscription plans.
  • Cross-Locking technology enabling software publishers to enforce their software licensing strategy with any combination of hardware- or software-based keys.
  • Award-Winning Security Features like Sentinel Envelope with AppOnChip, White-box Cryptography and many more for protecting applications from unauthorized use, distribution, tampering, and reverse-engineering.
  • Sentinel EMSa centralized web-based platform which enables software publishers and their end-user to effectively manage their entitlements, from delivery and activation to lifecycle management and tracking. 
  • Secured Time-Based Licensing with Sentinel V-Clock which prevents time tampering without on-board battery for Real Time Clock.
  • Battery Depletion Alert when a Master or Developer key with nearly depleted battery is detected which guides on steps to order a replacement without any cost.
  • Managed Services for your convenience. Sentinel EMS can be hosted on Sentinel Managed Application Hosting Services which offers improved delivery, reliability and security.
  • Sentinel Insight providing detailed usage tracking and reporting resources for software publishers and their end-users.

Benefits

  • Maximize Revenue - By preventing unauthorized use and or distribution of your software you ensure fair compensation for all use of your products and services.
  • Enhanced End-User Experience - Empowering end-users to manage certain aspects of their deployment not only reduces costs, but dramatically increases end-user satisfaction.
  • Business Agility - Make changes to your product packaging, licensing, and pricing models on-the-fly to respond instantly to new and evolving markets. 
  • Reduced Cost - Eliminate the packaging burden oftern carried by most development organizations and reduce manual, time-consuming support and customer service tasks.
  • Business Intelligence - Activation history and feature usage information helps drive business decisions


 

Product Brief - Sentinel LDK

Learn more about Sentinel LDK, Gemalto's out-of-the-box software protection, licensing, and entitlement management system.

Download the Product Brief

LEAP Newsletter

LEAP is your essential quarterly guide to software licensing, entitlement, and protection.

Read the Newsletter


 

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