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Jul
13
Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.1 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 13 July 2015 03:56 PM

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.1 was released on July 13th, 2015!

Learn more details about this release in our related blog post: Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.1 released!

The Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.1 release updates PLUSNative libraries to use OpenSSL 1.0.2d, which fixes a high-severity flaw in OpenSSL.This release is only for the following (affected) editions:

  • Protection PLUS 5 SDK Native Edition version 5.15.2.0
  • Protection PLUS 5 SDK Android Edition version 5.15.2.0
  • Protection PLUS 5 SDK Java Edition version 5.15.2.0
  • Protection PLUS 5 SDK LabVIEW Edition version 5.15.2.0

We encourage you to download the latest version and provide us with any feedback you may have. The changes applied to this release are outlined in the release notes.


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Jul
8
July 2015 Newsletter
Posted by Zach C on 08 July 2015 11:47 AM

New Protection PLUS licensing options for LabVIEW

We are fully embracing our growing National Instruments LabVIEW community and making it easier to implement our software licensing tools into LabVIEW applications for both simple and advanced licensing models. We have added a new Instant Protection PLUS 3 tutorial, VIs to call the Instant Protection PLUS API, as well as new samples and VIs for the full Protection PLUS 5 SDK. You can learn more and see tutorials for the various scenarios in Choosing the Best Licensing Method for your LabVIEW Tools.

We also have a Protection PLUS 5 SDK LabVIEW Edition in developer preview. Please contact us if you are interested in evaluating this product.

New Protection PLUS 5 SDK Java Edition

Hold onto your mug, because the powerhouse Protection PLUS 5 SDK Java Edition has just been brewed. You get all the advantages of our latest Protection PLUS licensing client, now with full support for Java!

  • Easier than ever to use. Java supported!
  • New license format. Greater extensibility!
  • New protections technology. Greater security!
  • Multiple platforms supported. Easy with one API!

Read all the details in our blog post: Freshly Brewed! Protection PLUS 5 SDK Java Edition

Allowing customers to manage licenses through the SOLO Server Customer License Portal

Are you taking advantage of all the automation features that SOLO Server offers? The Customer License Portal can help customers take more control by utilizing the following features, which will cut down on the support you need to provide:

  • Payment History - Review past payments and re-print invoices
  • Licenses & Activations - Activate or deactivate software installations
  • Downloads - Download purchased software
  • Renewals & Upgrades - Renew software & support subscriptions or purchase
  • Recurring Payments - View and manage automatically recurring payments
  • Product Registration - Register software purchased through authorized retailers

For additional information, view the Customer License page on our website

Upcoming changes to Instant SOLO Server hosting infrastructure

Especially in recent years, there have been several security recommendations from industry leaders to improve the communication of secure traffic over the Internet using HTTPS / SSL. Since it was released in 1996, the SSLv3 protocol has been subject to a long series of attacks, both on its key exchange mechanism and on the encryption schemes it supports. Most commercial website hosting companies have either disabled use of SSLv3 completely or are in the process of doing so. To keep up with industry standards, we will be updating the Instant SOLO Server hosting infrastructure in the coming weeks to disable support for all known weak communication and encryption algorithms.

For Windows XP users, this means Service Pack 3 is going to be a minimum requirement to access sites with SSLv3 support disabled. Even so, Windows XP support has been discontinued from Microsoft as of April 2014, and anyone continuing to use it despite that should strongly consider updating to something more modern for security reasons.

Changes to Software Maintenance Renewal Policy 2015

Last month, all Protection PLUS users with expired software maintenance were notified of their limited opportunity to renew at our best rate. We are changing the software maintenance renewal policy in 2015, and it will be more cost effective to keep your software maintenance active versus letting it expire and having to purchase upgrades.

The benefits of renewing your software maintenance now are:

  • No Reinstatement Fee
  • FREE product updates and upgrades. Check out the newest product releases.
  • Support for the upcoming release of Windows 10. By the way, have you tested your software products for compatibility with Windows 10 (to be released July 29)?
  • Peace-of-mind access to email and live chat support for any issues and questions.
  • License management on our licensing portal
  • Maintenance patches and access to available bug fixes for both Instant Protection PLUS 3 and Protection PLUS 4 SDK for at least 2 years.
  • Free upgrade to Protection PLUS 5 SDK when you are ready to leverage the incredible extensibility of this new version.

Login to renew your software maintenance through the Renewals & Upgrades section of the Customer License Portal.

What if I choose not to renew today? Future releases and bug fixes will not be available unless a new license is purchased.

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Jul
7
Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.0 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 07 July 2015 01:45 PM

Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.0 was released on July 6th, 2015!

Learn more details about this release in our related blog post: Protection PLUS 5 SDK version 5.15.2.0 released!

We encourage you to download the latest version and provide us with any feedback you may have. The changes applied to this release are outlined in the release notes.


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Jul
2
SOLO Server 1.15.2.0 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 02 July 2015 03:51 PM

SOLO Server 1.15.2.0 was released June 30th, 2015!

All Instant SOLO Server customers were upgraded at this time.

Any self-hosted SOLO Server customer who is interested in upgrading to this release should contact us.

For more information on the new features, please view our blog post.

The full release notes can be found here.


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May
22
SOLO Server 1.15.1.4 released!
Posted by Tanner O on 22 May 2015 06:22 PM

SOLO Server 1.15.1.4 was released May 20th, 2015!

All Instant SOLO Server customers were upgraded at this time.

Any self-hosted SOLO Server customer who is interested in upgrading to this release should contact us.

For more information on the new features, please view our blog post.

The full release notes can be found here.


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