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Sentinel HL

Hardware-Based Protection. Redefined.

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Sentinel HASP HL is now Sentinel HL

Sentinel LDK features unique Cross-Locking technology and is the only software licensing solution on the market to offer hardware- (USB dongles) and software-based protection and secure software licensing in a single solution with one set of tools. Sentinel LDK features a variety of hardware- and software-based protection keys that enable vendors to choose the appropriate enforcement level based on business needs.

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Benefits of Hardware-based Software Protection Keys:

  • Provides the strongest protection against software piracy: correct functionality of the software depends on presence and logic of the Sentinel HL key, which is virtually tamper-proof
  • Offers the strongest enforcement for license terms, which are securely stored and protected inside the Sentinel HL key
  • Enables portability so the software can be used on any PC to which the Sentinel HL key is connected
  • Does not require an Internet connection to activate the software 

About the Sentinel HL Platform

The Sentinel HL hardware-based protection platform is the latest addition to our robust portfolio of products and services. The new Sentinel HL keys are offered in a new contemporary design while maintaining full backwards compatibility with your existing Sentinel HASP HL, Hardlock and Sentinel SuperPro implementations. Additionally, they allow you to take full advantage of forward compatibility with our next generation software licensing solution – Sentinel LDK. 

Sentinel HL Keys offer:

  • Backwards compatibility – 100% compatible with your existing Sentinel HASP HL, Hardlock and Sentinel SuperPro hardware.
  • Increased Security –All Sentinel HL hardware-based protection keys employ a highly secure SmartCard chip providing the utmost security against malicious hardware attacks. 
  • Advanced Customization – Provides more real estate for the purpose of a personalized logo or text.
  • Future proof – add future functionality and enhancements to in-the-field deployed keys using our unique UpdateOnChip™ mechanism.

Already a customer – see how your existing keys  have changed as part of the introduction of the new Sentinel HL family of hardware based protection keys.

Sentinel LDK

Award-winning software protection and intuitive entitlement management features all in one out-of-the-box solutions! Leverage hardware or software-based license enforcement techniques to protect your revenue while Sentinel EMS helps you centralize all operational processes associated with licensing!

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Sentinel HL Hardware-Based Protection Key Models

Sentinel HL family of keys offers the highest level of copy and IP protection available. Offered in a wide variety of types and form factors, the Sentinel HL keys protect software by allowing access and execution of the application only when the key is physically connected. Sentinel HL keys are ideal for software publishers whose primary concern is security. Ideal for scenarios where the protected application runs on a device that supporting USB and ExpressCard form factors.

 Protection KeyRAMROMMax. FeaturesDimensions (in mm)

Sentinel HL Basic

n/an/an/a40.5x16x8

Sentinel HL Pro

112Bytes112Bytes11-39 (depending on license complexity)40.5x16x8

Sentinel HL Max

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)40.5x16x8

Sentinel HL Max (Micro form factor)

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)18x12.2x4.5

Sentinel HL Time

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)52x16x8

Sentinel HL Net

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)40.5x16x8

Sentinel HL NetTime

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)52x16x8

Sentinel HL Drive microSD

4KB
Flash
up to 64GB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)52x16x8

Sentinel HL Max (ExpressCard form factor)

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)74x34x5

Sentinel HL Max (Chip form factor)

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)n/a

Sentinel HL Max (Board form factor)

4KB2KB240-2160 (depending on license complexity)15.2x8x12.4

Thales is dedicated to the ongoing improvement of our Sentinel Software Monetization solutions; therefore the list of supported operating systems and development environments is always evolving.

Please visit our Sentinel LDK page for the latest technical specifications.

 

Sentinel LDK

Award-winning software protection and intuitive entitlement management features all in one out-of-the-box solutions! Leverage hardware or software-based license enforcement techniques to protect your revenue while Sentinel EMS helps you centralize all operational processes associated with licensing!

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The Sentinel HL keys provide the following benefits: 

  • Instant Access to Future Innovation - Forward compatibility with Sentinel LDK, Gemalto’s next-generation licensing solution allowing you to fully leverage your existing Sentinel HASP HL, Hardlock or Sentinel SuperPro implementation today and easily upgrade to Sentinel LDK to leverage new security, flexibility, data collection features when you are ready without having to replace in-the-field keys.
  • The power of SmartCard technology - All Sentinel HL hardware-based protection keys employ a highly secure SmartCard chip providing the utmost security against malicious hardware attacks such as Differential Power Analysis (DPA) and electron microscopy.
  • Superior Performance and Memory Management - Sentinel HL hardware protection keys allow software vendors to efficiently manage and allocate key memory as per their specific needs.
  • Unparalleled Binding Between Key and Application Sentinel HL AppOnChip feature facilitates inseparable binding between Sentinel HL key and the application by executing segments of code on the token itself.
  • Driverless Configuration - Sentinel HL driverless configuration eliminates the need for installing device drivers on end user machines.
  • Secured Time-Based Licensing - Sentinel HL driverless keys are equipped with Sentinel V-Clock within the key memory which prevents time tampering without on-board battery for Real Time Clock.
  • Physical Dimensions - Featuring 12 feature-rich options, the Sentinel HL family of keys boasts the company’s widest variety of form  factors all housed in modern newly designed casing. The Sentinel HL family of keys features the same physical dimensions as the Sentinel HASP HL family of keys.

 

Sentinel LDK

Award-winning software protection and intuitive entitlement management features all in one out-of-the-box solutions! Leverage hardware or software-based license enforcement techniques to protect your revenue while Sentinel EMS helps you centralize all operational processes associated with licensing!

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Customer satisfaction is one of Gemalto’s highest priorities. This is why we have taken every measure to make the transition process to Sentinel HL from Sentinel SuperPro, Hardlock and Sentinel HASP HL as easy as possible:

  • Upgrading from your existing Sentinel HASP HL to Sentinel HL requires absolutely no change to your existing licensing scheme or operations and consequently does not influence the end-user experience.
  • Sentinel HL hardware-based protection keys offer an unprecedented level of security and protection to your software using the unique Protect Once, Deliver Many, Evolve Often™ design philosophy - enabling you to maximize product versatility and business agility while ensuring optimum use of employee time and core competencies, resulting in faster time to market and a quicker response to changing market needs.

Sentinel LDK

Award-winning software protection and intuitive entitlement management features all in one out-of-the-box solutions! Leverage hardware or software-based license enforcement techniques to protect your revenue while Sentinel EMS helps you centralize all operational processes associated with licensing!

Download Your FREE Trial

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