Gemalto is a global leader in digital asset management. In 2014 they acquired SafeNet, a US information security company.
Using their own authentication technology, they offer software monetization products and are the world’s largest supplier of license managers.
Their Sentinel LDK product allows independent software vendors to select from a range of license models, from perpetual to the cloud and hardware or software licensing. They also offer cross-locking technology.
License Management of Gemalto Hasp Driver:
Gemalto Hasp Driver’s license management features enable users to choose the type of licensing model that best meets their needs. They can use a number of different license types, including time-based and hardware-locked ones, to meet specific business goals.
HASP HL and Sentinel LDK can also use hardware dongles, which don’t require an internet connection to access the license server. They provide an excellent option for ensuring license protection in virtual environments.
To obtain a hardware key, a user should install the Gemalto Hasp Driver on their computer. This software protects the hardware keys and enables them to be used to unlock PhotoMesh.
In addition, it ties the user’s license to a particular machine, thus providing license protection in a virtual environment.
The license manager can control the generation of ID files, which are used to assign and track licenses. This functionality can be enabled through Admin Control Center.
Time-Based Licensing, also known as a time-based license or a use-time license, is a type of licensing model where the duration of a license is defined by the amount of time the user has access to an application. The time can be limited to a certain number of hours, or the license can expire at a specific time.
This type of license is ideal for environments with limited network connectivity, such as in the mining or construction sectors. The license is anchored to a specific device and can only be used on that device.
A time-based license is a combination of the features found in other types of licenses, such as a fixed duration or floating license. This allows multiple authorized users to access the software over a fixed period of time, but not to exceed a total of 365 days.
Hardware-Locked CrossWorks Licenses:
Gemalto, a French security company, bought the rights to Safenet’s Sentinel brand in August 2014. The acquisition gives Gemalto the global market share lead for license management and software monetization products.
Gemalto is also the vendor of the Sentinel LDK (License Development Kit) which is used by independent software vendors to generate and manage their own licenses.
This technology supports a range of licensing options, including perpetual to cloud and hardware or software license management.
A hardware-locked CrossWorks license is the latest addition to Gemalto’s product range and has a number of features that make it one of the most popular options for CrossWorks users.
The most notable feature is that it allows users to re-activate their licenses on different machines without having to create new entitlements.
However, this function is only possible because of a clever bit of technology called a ‘Licensing System Driver’. This driver enables the software to communicate with the license server.
It does this via a special port on the machine that is running the software. This is usually the port that the driver is installed on, but in very restrictive IT environments it may be necessary to have exceptions set up on the firewall.
Security of Gemalto Hasp Driver:
Gemalto Hasp Driver’s security features are not only designed to protect your personal data but also prevent the key from being copied. To keep your key safe, please unplug it before attempting to install the driver.
The latest release of Sentinel LDK (License Development Kit) includes new security enhancements. These enhancements were made to resolve vulnerabilities that were previously identified.
These vulnerabilities can be exploited to perform remote code execution or denial of service attacks. In addition, these vulnerabilities allow unauthorized access to system-level privileges.
This vulnerability affects the License Manager service in Sentinel SRM, Sentinel HASP, and Sentinel LDK products. It has been resolved in Run-time Environment version 7.65.