FlexNet Licensing

Monetize and Protect Your IP with Robust Software Licensing Technology–On-Premises, SaaS, Cloud, Virtualized and Embedded Applications

Software Licensing for Creating New Revenue Streams

FlexNet Licensing empowers application producers to combat software piracy and increase revenues by easily enabling new pricing, packaging and software licensing and activation models. It supports the full software licensing spectrum, from strict enforcement to usage-based trust but verify, and enables software protection, monetization and compliance of on-premises, SaaS, cloud, virtualized and embedded applications.

Flexera Software's FlexNet Licensing (composed of FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet Embedded) makes it easy for application producers to monetize, secure, enhance and grow market share through the flexible pricing, packaging, and licensing of applications, intelligent devices or equipment using embedded software. FlexNet Licensing also gives organizations the power to protect IP and rein in unauthorized software use to prevent revenue loss.

Maximize revenue with flexible software licensing models

FlexNet Licensing gives you the flexibility to creatively price, package, and bundle products for broader and deeper market penetration. Quickly create lite, standard, and premium product versions to better target customers and markets; create multiple software products—on-premises, SaaS, Cloud, virtualized and embedded—to address different markets and geographies; and enable cross-sell and up-sell for products licensed together as packages and suites.

Prevent revenue loss with software piracy protection

FlexNet Licensing protects your products against revenue loss by ensuring only licensed and credentialed users can access your products according to your software licensing terms, without impacting usability and customer satisfaction.

Expand software revenue protection into virtualized environments

Flexera Software has collaborated with virtualization platform manufacturers to provide a rich set of capabilities that allow you to address revenue protection in a virtualized environment. With FlexNet Licensing's virtualization capabilities, you can apply the appropriate enforcement strategy for a given customer based upon the level of trust you have with that customer. 

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Easy license activation and management

With FlexNet Licensing's activation capabilities, your customers can activate and change licenses with a single click of the mouse. Every change is automatically captured and optionally communicated to your back-office. It helps your customers begin using your products rapidly without involving your support staff or violating your contracts.  

FlexNet Licensing is a core component of FlexNet Producer Suite for Software Vendors and FlexNet Producer Suite for Intelligent Device Manufacturers, Flexera Software's Software Monetization solutions, which deliver broad capabilities for software licensing, subscription and entitlement management, as well as electronic software distribution and updates. FlexNet Licensing is the industry leader, with over 20 years of proven experience, more than 3,000 customers and over 20,000 FlexEnabled applications.


Flexible Software Licensing Models

Support for the most popular software licensing models to protect your IP and enforce business rules. Software licensing models supported include subscription, time-limited, capacity-based, feature-based, hardware-locked, node-locked, concurrent/floating, follow-the-sun/time-zone restricted, volume, borrowed/offline, pay-per-use, and trial/evaluation licensing.

Efficient In-Product and Volume License Activation Support

Enable users to activate license servers in a single step; provide secure license return and transfer; reduce instances of ‘casual copying’ or ‘softlifting’; support for secure online and offline in-product license activation; and streamline device provisioning in manufacturing environments.

Protect Software and Prevent Unauthorized Copying

Minimize piracy risk, maximize revenue and strengthen IP (intellectual property) protection with additional security layers utilizing Flexera Software’s patent-pending Tamper Resistant Application functionality that provides protection against hacking and software piracy through sophisticated detection and identification of unauthorized use. Supported platforms include Apple OS X, Microsoft Windows and Linux.

  • Mitigate the risk of reverse engineering by providing maximum protection against static analysis through code obfuscation that controls the flow of software and application data that may contain sensitive information.
  • Ensure application integrity and block tampering through innovative techniques that detect modification of the application in memory and on disk and provides an option to create “call-home” notification alerts.
  • Establish secure barriers against debuggers and application signature spoofing to counteract reverse engineering attempts.

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