Floating Licensing

Scalable, flexible, secure license server deployment options.

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Flexible

Our floating license solution offers new deployment options, scales to millions of users over the Internet, and supports the license configurations and deployment options required by new application categories. We have the most flexible solution in the market, see how we stack up against the competition.

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Secure

The security vulnerabilities that are common to floating license server products are a no longer an issue with our floating license solution. New security issues arising from new deployment environments such as virtual machines and cloud / mobile environments have been preemptively addressed.

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Complete

As a floating license manager, our solution provides the full range of deployment options for an extremely satisfactory licensing experience for both you and your customers. Capabilities include secure commuter licensing, Internet-hosted licensing, auditing, real time alerts, reporting and analytics.

Available With All Our Solutions:

nephele software licensing service
orion software license management tool
acropolis software license manager

The Most Flexible Floating Licensing Solution in the Market


Unlike traditional floating license solutions that are based on heartbeats and in-memory storage, our floating licensing capability is based on a stateless http protocol combined with object relational database technology. This yields the following important operational and security benefits:
  • Scalable for the cloud: each service running under a license server instance can support millions of concurrent user licenses over the Internet, Intranet, WAN or VPN.
  • Named floating users: at the administrator’s discretion, floating users may be pre-registered named users.
  • Flexible degree of “float”: there is flexibility in what it means to obtain a floating license, yielding a better fit with operational requirements.
  • Sophisticated floating models for sophisticated requirements: Our floating license model includes a number of additional capabilities that are not available elsewhere, for example multiple-pool named+anonymous user floating licenses.
  • Deployment flexibility: in contrast to traditional floating license servers, you are not required to redistribute a license server to each LAN environment of your customer, although this is certainly permitted.

See how we stack up against the competition.

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Feel Secure About Licensing Your Product

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Floating licensing with all our licensing solutions is secure from extremely common to rare security breaches. You can feel comfortable that you are maximizing the monetization of your product by using a solution that includes the following security measures:
  • Secure from common floating license server vulnerabilities such as: process termination and network disconnection.
  • Secure self-service commuter licensing
  • Controlled license sharing in cloud, mobile and virtual machine environments
  • Secure from monopolization by users with enforceable fairness policies
  • Anti-spoofing, tamper detection, system clock and state rollback detection for redistributed-server deployments
  • See a full list of security features

A Different Yet Complete Floating Licensing Solution


Our floating licensing solution is structurally different than the others in the market, but by being different it has uiquely become complete. Here are just a few of the capabilities:
  • Online access from secure network environments with firewalls, http proxy servers and DMZs
  • Disconnected-mode operation: self-service offline commuter licensing, overdrafts
  • Real time alerts for concurrent-user-limit, expiring-license conditions and other actionable events
  • Auditing, reporting and analytics on concurrent-licensing events and statistics
  • Unified application integration for multiple licensing modes (product activation, floating licensing, trial licensing, complex license configurations)
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Available With All Our Solutions:

nephele software licensing service
orion software license management tool
acropolis software license manager

Peerless Floating Licensing

Other floating licensing solutions typically limit themselves to providing simple checkout / checkin from a simplistic LAN-based in-memory license server that is vulnerable to security vulnerabilities and scalability issues.

  • Conventional LAN-based floating license
  • Secure from concurrent-user oversubscription
  • Non-secure offline commuter license
  • Secure offline commuter license
  • Redistributed license server
  • WAN-hosted floating license server for global enterprises
  • Internet-hosted floating license server
  • Named-user floating license model
  • Multiple/hierarchical floating license pools per license
  • Complex license configuration
  • Real time visibility into customer license usage
  • Real time alerts
  • Concurrent-usage sampler for analysis
  • Comprehensive online reporting and analytics
  • Offline reporting and analytics
  • Scalable to millions of concurrent-user licenses
  • Single application integration for activation and floating licensing
  • Support Native Java applications
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Available With All Our Solutions:

nephele software licensing service
orion software license management tool
acropolis software license manager