SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFNT), setting the standard for information security, launched the Sentinel RMSe, the only feature control and licensing solution designed specifically for embedded systems. Sentinel RMSe allows embedded systems vendors to increase profitability by pricing, packaging, and managing the software that powers their embedded devices according to market needs.
Embedded vendors can realize increased software revenue by enabling additional features that can then be sold on a per feature basis. This allows vendors to build incremental value and optimize revenues by pricing and selling the software and features separately. Sentinel RMSe also lowers operational costs by supporting a variety of licenses in a single product version. To automate license management, RMSe easily integrates with order-entry and customer service systems.
“The decoupling of software from hardware is a growing trend in the embedded market,” said Ken Chow, general manager, SafeNet’s Software Protection Business Unit. “SafeNet’s expertise with both licensing and embedded systems uniquely positions the company to assist embedded vendors in this new business model.”
Sentinel RMSe was developed to enable vendors of embedded systems to obtain the same benefits from licensing as software vendors. Due to the efficiency of the architecture within the Sentinel RMS product, SafeNet is able to optimize license management for embedded vendors who work in constrained environments. Embedded systems often run on non-standard platforms, have very little spare memory, and strict performance requirements. RMSe is built with these very considerations in mind.
Sentinel RMSe is available immediately. More information can be found at online.
Sentinel RMSe Key Features
Designed for Embedded Systems
RMSe is designed specifically for the memory-constrained environments of embedded developers. A reduced footprint together with efficient memory use allows RMSe to conform to the strictest of embedded environments.
Feature Management and Control
RMSe enables embedded developers to implement licensing in order to gain a measure of control and understanding over their intellectual property. By managing product configurations efficiently and offering flexible packaging and pricing options, embedded developers can introduce business models that meet market needs.
Improve Customer Experience
RMSe allows customers of embedded vendors to purchase advanced features and new functionality easily and automatically. These features can be enabled by means of electronic licensing rather than a complex software upgrade process.
The RMSe toolkit cuts integration time by providing interfaces, utilities, diagnostic tools and documentation along with an easy to use API that lets embedded developers quickly integrate licensing into applications. RMSe has no hardware dependencies so it is easily ported to non-standard operating environments in which embedded systems typically run.
Easily Manage Product Configurations
The Sentinel RMSe Development Kit allows embedded developers to generate multiple license options from one primary code build. By enabling support for a variety of license features and versions with a single build, embedded developers are freed from maintaining and synchronizing multiple product configurations.
Back Office Integration and Automation
RMSe is designed to easily integrate with existing back office systems without disrupting operational processes already in place.
RMSe is specifically engineered to be database-agnostic and readily extensible. This allows vendors to create license delivery mechanisms that meet the needs of their IT departments, distribution channels and customers. License requests can flow through your ERP/CRM systems – eliminating the need for costly manual processes.
With Sentinel RMSe, licensing information can be stored centrally, ensuring that vital data can be shared across multiple departments. Sentinel RMSe lets embedded developers track and manage licenses along with the products they control. Additionally, the ability to audit and log license terms allows vendors to ensure compliance for both internal purposes as well as regulatory requirements.
Ease of Deployment
RMSe supports multiple activation options. Systems can be shipped with pre-installed licenses. Additional features, license renewals and updates can be delivered as required. RMSe allows licenses to be sent via e-mail, Internet, phone, fax or memory keys, giving you the maximum required flexibility in deployment.
About SafeNet, Inc.
SafeNet is a global leader in information security. Founded more than 20 years ago, the company provides complete security utilizing its encryption technologies to protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities, and offers a full spectrum of products including hardware, software, and chips. UBS, Nokia, Fujitsu, Hitachi, ARM, Bank of America, NetGear, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, Adobe, Samsung, Texas Instruments, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and scores of other customers entrust their security needs to SafeNet.
SafeNet is a registered trademark of SafeNet, Inc.