BALTIMORE, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Software monetization leader SafeNet, Inc. today announced that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, presented the company with a 2013 CODiE Award for its Sentinel Licensing Development Kit (LDK) in the Digital Rights Management Solution category. Sentinel LDK is the third offering from the Sentinel family to win a prestigious CODiE Award—the company's Sentinel Cloud Services won in 2012 and its Sentinel HASP won in 2008, both in the DRM Solution category.
Sentinel LDK is SafeNet's next-generation software protection, licensing, and management platform. The solution provides software publishers with a comprehensive, out-of-the-box software monetization solution that enables them to protect their software, simplify operational processes, and maximize software revenue and profitability while enhancing the end-user experience.
"It's a great honor to be recognized by the SIIA and our industry peers with another CODiE Award for the Sentinel family of software monetization solutions," said Michelle Nerlinger, Vice President of Marketing for SafeNet's Software Monetization division. "Sentinel LDK is a cutting-edge solution for protecting software and maximizing the intrinsic value of its IP. We help software developers make the most of what they've created."
The SIIA CODiE Awards are the industry's only peer-reviewed awards program. The first-round review of nominees is conducted by media, publishing and information services executives (including members of the industry, analysts, media and bloggers), and bankers and investors. The CODiE Award judges are responsible for selecting the finalists and SIIA members vote on the finalist products; scores from both rounds are tabulated to select the winners.
"We are especially pleased with the high caliber of this year's CODiE Award winners. The products selected as finalists stand as a testament to the dedication finalist companies have not only to meet, but also to exceed their customer and partner expectations," noted SIIA Vice President for the Content Division, Kathy Greenler Sexton. "This was an extremely competitive year for the Content CODiE Awards."
About the SIIA CODiE™ Awards
The SIIA CODiE™ Awards were established in 1986 by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose—to celebrate the software and information industry's finest products and services.
About SafeNet Software Monetization Solutions
SafeNet has more than 25 years of experience in delivering innovative and reliable software licensing and entitlement management solutions to software publishers, technology vendors, and cloud service providers worldwide.
Easy to integrate and use, innovative, and feature focused, the company's family of Sentinel Software Monetization Solutions are designed to meet the unique license enablement, enforcement, and management requirements of any organization, regardless of size, technical requirements, or organizational structure. SafeNet clients are able to address each and every aspect of the software monetization lifecycle—from copy and intellectual property protection to product catalog management and ongoing end-user experience improvement.
With a proven history of adapting to new requirements and introducing new technologies to address evolving market conditions, SafeNet's more than 25,000 customers around the globe know that by choosing Sentinel, they choose the freedom to evolve how they do business today, tomorrow, and beyond.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet, Inc. is one of the largest information security companies in the world, and is trusted to protect the most sensitive data for market-leading organizations around the globe. SafeNet's data-centric approach focuses on protecting data from the data center to the cloud. More than 25,000 customers across commercial enterprises and government agencies trust SafeNet to protect and control access to sensitive data, manage risk, ensure compliance, and secure virtual and cloud environments.
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