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FlexNet Licensing

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

Higher revenue. Less risk. 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.

Monetize more effectively with FlexNet Licensing®. Manage software licensing and compliance more easily. FlexNet Licensing empowers you with leading technologies such as FlexNet Publisher and FlexNet Embedded.


  • 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 monetization models on all platforms.
  • Support flexible 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 Embedded

Benefit from Flexera’s next generation licensing technology with support for all platforms and all 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.
  • 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.

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 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.


Data Sheet

Protect Your Apps & Devices

Protecting software and devices is not a one-off!

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Data Sheet

FlexNet Licensing

Implement and enforce your monetization model and protect your IP.

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Success Story

2020 Spaces

2020 Transforms Their Business with Electronic Licensing and Subscription Model.

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