Sentinel Hardware Keys (SHK)
Software Rights Management Solution
Sentinel Hardware Keys are a software rights management solution that protects software vendors from unauthorized use or distribution of their products.
In 2007, nearly $48 billion in software was pirated worldwide (Business Software Association). Sentinel tokens are hardware keys which, when attached to a computer or network, monitor and enforce the licensing of protected applications. Sentinel Hardware Keys help software developers combat the continually evolving threat of software piracy.
Over 40 million licenses worldwide are protected by Thales Sentinel hardware keys. Sentinel has been setting the standard for software protection since 1984 and secures more clients worldwide than any other hardware key.