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Software License Enforcement

Maximize software revenue with software license enforcement that's as individual as your customers are with Sentinel RMS
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Address the Challenges of Software License Enforcement

All software comes with a license that governs how it can be used or redistributed. That’s the case whether it’s cloud-based software or installed on the desktop and whether it’s a trial, subscription, or perpetual license—or some other type altogether. Enforcing and managing these licenses is a complex process and can be daunting, expensive, and time-consuming.

With Thales Sentinel Rights Management System (RMS), you can handle license enforcement and compliance in one place.  Simultaneously maximize software revenue by offering flexible license options and provide a  smooth customer experience, ensuring customers get the most out of using your software. Thales Sentinel RMS is license management built for the enterprise so you can meet all of your customers’ needs while meeting your business goals for growth. 

  • Manage your software license enforcement in one place
  • Maximize software revenue by offering flexible license options
  • Provide a smooth customer experience to ensure customers get the most out of using your software
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Flexibility for the future

  • Cover the business models you need today and the ones you don't yet know about tomorrow
  • Package features and products with multiple out-of-the-box and custom license models
  • Adjust your business models in real-time without reliance on engineering


Discover the value Sentinel RMS brings to software and technology vendors.

Sentinel RMS offers a robust, flexible, and scalable software licensing enforcement providing software and technology vendors with control over how their applications are deployed and used—whether:

  • In the cloud
  • On premise
  • Or in a hybrid manner as they transition between the two

Focused on scalable and flexible license enforcement with large enterprises in mind, Sentinel RMS offers the best of both worlds: enterprise-grade license enforcement, coupled with the benefits of a cloud-connected solution. Easily change your packaging or define license terms for specific features within a single application, and control how and when customers have access to new versions of your software. Sentinel RMS is an ideal solution for medium and large-scale environments looking for feature-rich, flexible license enforcement solutions.


Comprehensive, but user-friendly

  • Deploy rapidly, with minimal effort
  • Ensure continual use with no disruption of services
  • Protect against software misuse and enable customers to stay compliant
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For an enterprise license management solution with easy and flexible implementations, discover what Sentinel Rights Management System can do for you.


Strong and supportive

Dynamic and scalable

  • Licensing that adjusts with the speed of the business, never slowing you down
  • Meet your customers's needs, regardless of their size and complexity 
  • Supports on-premise, cloud-based or hybrid deployments

Enter new markets with flexible licensing


“The ability to issue a variety of license types was an important requirement for Geocap. With Thales Sentinel, we are able to easily implement numerous license types.”

Anders Moe

Technical Manager, Geocap
key statistics

Based on award-winning technology, Sentinel has a strong global customer base with over 10,000 customers in over 100 countries across 30 industries.

14 M

Our customers see an average revenue increase of €14 million within the first 3 years of partnering with us.


They also save an average of €700,000 in operational efficiencies.

5 M

Put up to €5 million back on the table every year through our cost-saving and monetization solutions.
Source: Based on business value assessments conducted by Sentinel.

Benefits of Sentinel Rights Management System (RMS)

 Enables software and device vendors to enforce complex license agreements, protect software from unauthorized use and maximize revenue.

  • Future-Proof Capabilities: Enables you to expand your licensing capabilities with cloud licensing, usage tracking, and entitlement management.
  • Maximize Revenue with Dynamic and Scalable Licensing: Features the widest range of ready-to-use licensing models to ensure fast time to market and scalability for your products and services. Includes the API Builder to ensure rapid and seamless integration of the licensing API.
  • Streamline Operations:  Seamlessly integrates with our software entitlement solution, providing a fully integrated solution and eliminating the need to manage multiple disparate systems and homegrown solutions.

Sentinel RMS Platform Features

Broadest Range of Licensing Models:

Deploy a wide range of licensing models to support all of your business needs, including feature-based, time-based licensing or custom license models.

  • Trial License: Allows running the licensed application for fixed number of days or hours, beginning from the day/hour it is first used. 
  • Standalone licenses: Per seat user license installed locally and tied to the system the licensed application is installed on. Useful for standalone users, such as home-based users.
  • Network licenses: Concurrent user, or "floating" licenses for a network. Provides flexibility, easier administration, and lower costs for users in a network.
  • Cloud-Served licenses: The cloud-served mode is further classified into Cloud-Served (Lease) and Cloud-Served (Connected).
  • Limited-feature licenses: Allows use of only specified features of a product. For example, you can create Full and Light editions of your software for professional and general users, respectively, and price them accordingly.
  • Commuter and repository licenses: For users who often need to run applications outside the network, such as users traveling frequently who require the licensed application on their laptops.
  • Grace licenses: For extended usage during network unavailability.
  • Redundant licenses: For high-assurance during Manager downtime. When the main License Manager is unavailable, the clients are seamlessly transferred to other Managers.
  • Hard limit-based licenses: To restrict the number of users. You can also allow license sharing for more authorizations per token on the basis of user name, host ID, X-display or a custom ID that you specify.
  • Capacity licenses: Specify the number of operations a token user can perform.

Scalable, Cross Platform Interoperability:

Meet any volume of licensing requirements and ensure functionality and operability across different platforms and operating systems. 

  • Parameter Configuration: Define parameters as part of the license, to reduce the configuration of your applications during implementation.
  • Single Code Build: Support multiple features and release versions with a single code build.
  • License Fulfillment: Generate license models at fulfillment for distribution channel with no time-consuming development or configuration.

Flexible Business Models:

  • Pricing Plans: Separate your pricing plans from software to explore new payment plans without any development effort with Sentinel RMS.
  • Usage-based cloud licenses: Deploy to match your pricing models with actual customer value.
  • Recurring Revenue: Drive automated billing based on usage data per feature with RMS management rights.
  • Generate new revenue streams: Leverage new sales opportunities with the RMS 9 application.
  • Secured Licensing: 128-bit AES encryption or RSA-2048 signing.

Reliable Quality of Service:

  • Real-Time Control: Activate and provision entitlements, track usage, and update licenses online or on-premise.
  • Grace Period Licensing™: Ensure uninterrupted user access to your applications in the event of a loss of network connectivity.
  • Redundant Licensing Server: Deliver fail over support and high availability for enterprise customers.
  • Platform Compatibility: Supports all major operating systems and compilers to ensure consistent licensing across all platforms such as Windows rights management downloads.
  • Secured Licensing: Choose any type of security method to protect your products and enforce your software licenses.

Versatile Security Mechanisms:

  • License Enforcement: Bind your applications to an out-of-the-box machine fingerprint, hardware key, or cloud-connected license.
  • Cloud License Security: Deploy a cloud based manager to make sure licenses are not duplicated and out of reach of end users.
  • Custom Lock Codes:  Define a custom lock code to create your own unique locking mechanism.
  • Software Protection:  Safeguard your data and products with Sentinel Envelope multi-layer protection including encryption of runtime executable files, code obfuscation, and anti-debugging.

Protection in Virtual Environments:

Protect against license violations and enforce policies in virtual environments.

  • Virtual Machines: Implement enforcement policies for detected virtual machines.
  • Fingerprint Mechanisms: Provide a high level of assurance for node-locks on virtualized hosts.
  • Usage Reports: Track how many licenses run standalone and in parallel generate billing and usage reports.
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