Pertemuan 12 Software Protection Matakuliah :A0334/Pengendalian Lingkungan Online

:A0334/Pengendalian Lingkungan Online
: 2005
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Pertemuan 12
Software Protection
Learning Outcomes
Pada akhir pertemuan ini, diharapkan mahasiswa
akan mampu :
• Mahasiswa dapat menyatakan Software
Outline Materi
• Electronic Licensing
Electronic Licensing
• Electronic licensing is a great example of
fulfilling big business demands by using
simple, scalable systems; it cuts across a
broad range of vertical markets, from chip
developers to car manufacturers, from
petrochemical companies to games
developers. In essence, electronic
licensing creates and enforces a simple
business ethic: you get what you pay for.
• Business users of software face a wide
range of potential dangers in their use of
software. Companies are liable for the
actions of their employees, from sending
unsuitable emails through to using illegal
companies of software (such as ten
people using an application for which the
company only purchased a licence for
• An early, and still popular, method is the
use of a hardware key or ‘dongle’.
• To provide a user-friendly licence
enforcing system may at first appear to be
something of a paradox. It is important to
remember that any mechanism designed
to ensure that users comply with licence
terms, which can also supply
authenticated usage data,must ensure that
it is genuinely easy to use.
• Faced with these compelling arguments,
the first decision faces by developers
looking to incorporate electronic licensing
is to determine whether they will generate
this solution using internal sources. This
can detract from core expertise and prove
costly in terms of labour and reliance upon
staffing shifts. By using a stable thirdparty supplier, developers can utilise
existing expertise and retain their focus on
their core product.
• Software asset management audit tools for
networked software applications can be used to
analyse log files and provides companies using
networked software a true measure of cost and
usage accountability. Usage data enables
accountability by allowing companies to analyse
where software costs should be allocated, based
on who used what and for how long. Peak and
sustained demand can also be analysed and
licence requirements adjusted accordingly in
partnership with the vendor.
• Through its evolution as a commercial
technology, electronic licensing no longer simply
offers business a means to limit the number of
users of an application; it can be used to support
access to a range of add-on feature sets and
modules; it can enable timed trials and
subscription-based pricing schedules.
Electronic licensing can also be used to support
‘pay-as-you-go’ software use, by setting pricing
policies in line with the data recorded within the
network log file.
The End