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Software Licensing

Monetize and Protect Your Applications with Flexible, Robust & Secure Software Licensing Technology

To monetize and protect software against overuse and piracy, software suppliers and IoT companies need a flexible and robust licensing technology. FlexNet Licensing technologies – FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet Embedded – are the de-facto standard for software licensing and compliance management.


  • Grow market share, prevent revenue loss and monetize more effectively.
  • Manage customer compliance.
  • Enable secure activation mechanisms for software and devices.
  • Rely on the standard for secure, flexible and robust licensing.
  • Support all software monetization models on all platforms.
  • Support flexible software packaging, bundling and feature monetization.
  • Enable usage-based monetization or compliance models.
  • Protect your applications against hacking and piracy.
  • Protect and monetize in virtual environments.

FlexNet Licensing provides options all deployment options – on-premises, embedded, SaaS and Cloud


FlexNet Embedded

Benefit from Revenera’s next generation licensing technology with support for all platforms and all software monetization models. FlexNet Embedded is a small footprint SDK that works with software applications – on-premises, cloud, virtualized or mobile – as well as with embedded software on devices.

  • Implement all modern monetization models out of the box for packaged, embedded and cloud software.
  • Provide in-product and volume license activation support.
  • Protect software with tamper resistant application technology (code obfuscation and sophisticated detection and identification of unauthorized use).
  • Broad platform support for a wide range of operating systems, including embedded and mobile.
  • Detect virtual machine cloning and manage compliance according to your policies.
  • Detect if your applications are running in Docker containers, support concurrent and consumption-based licensing models in container environments.

FlexNet Publisher

FlexNet Publisher is the de facto standard for software licensing, used by thousands of software suppliers to license and protect their applications. It supports a variety of software monetization models, captures usage and offers advanced protection like tamper-resistance.

  • Manage all license models out of the box, including pay-for-overage support.
  • Provide efficient in-product and volume license activation support.
  • Prevent unauthorized copying and piracy.
  • Support flexible machine fingerprinting.
  • Support a wide variety of platforms including all major operating systems and virtualization technologies.

Cloud Monetization API

The Cloud Monetization API provides access to FlexNet Embedded capabilities in use cases where an SDK is not the preferred implementation:

  • Small-footprint IoT devices that can’t accommodate an SDK and already use JSON/REST for other functions
  • Security requirements that restrict the use of third-party software on a device
  • SaaS implementations where the underlying hardware is trusted and on-device security is not required
  • Quick-deployment implementations prior to migrating to FlexNet Embedded SDKs with trusted storage
  • Situations requiring control on cryptographic libraries for regulatory reasons, such as FIPS compliance.

For these implementations the Cloud Monetization API provides a standard web services framework to connect your application to FlexNet Operations.

FlexNet ID Dongle

Today's application producers need flexible software license management options to protect their IP against software piracy. Some prefer the use of a dongle (or a combination of both software licensing and dongles) for IP software protection, limiting access to only authorized parties.



FlexNet Licensing

Protect and monetize your IP with flexible software licensing–on-premises, SaaS, cloud, virtualized and embedded applications.

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Compliance Intelligence

Compliance Intelligence provides software vendors with actionable intelligence on the unpaid use of their applications to generate new license revenue.

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Case Study

Infor F9 reaches for the future with new Revenera monetization solution

Infor F9 now has an automated end-to-end monetization platform delivering modern licensing capabilities.

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