Safeguard your intellectual property

Our publishers have been in business for decades and we have been with them every step of the way.

We have over 30 years experience protecting Mac and Windows desktop applications. Our tools integrate with your build system using XCode or Visual Studio. What you end up with is an executable file with strong security features and licensing built in. Deliver licenses to your customers with easy to make activation codes or through our APIs.

We understand your trials and tribulations, and can help you make the licensing and distribution portion of your business run smoothly, just as we have for the many hundreds of publishers that use our system.

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Our dedicated sales team will reach out to you quickly. Please fill out the below form so we can get a good initial understanding of your project. We look forward to getting to know you and finding a licensing and security solution for your project.

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License with confidence

We offer every license type to fit your business model including: trials, perpetuals, subscriptions, rentals, and more.

Using the latest security methods, current and potential customers will benefit from a secure and seamless activation of your protected software.

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We have experience against the best hackers in the world

Every day is a new fight, and we’re here to win

Today’s hackers are extremely clever and persistent. They will strip any copy protection you have, steal your unique code and distribute it for free online. We are poised to take them on because we understand their techniques and strive to make their lives difficult...not yours. Click here to learn about how we make hacking your product extremely difficult.

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We have the strongest hardware protection in the business

The iLok USB Smart Key can safely store hundreds of licenses, is portable, and convenient.

Aside from the ease of use, the iLok is nearly indestructible. It has never been "cracked" or copied. It is by far the strongest and safest way to deliver your licenses to your customers. Professionals rely every single day on the ease of use and reliability of the iLok.


Software security is an ongoing battle, and security and license management go hand in hand; you can't have one without the other.

PACE has been winning this battle for over 30 years.

Our sole focus is handling the security and providing the licensing platform so you don’t have to - you can focus on developing great products for your customers.

Our Ecosystem

Flexible Security Design

We help you create the perfect level of protection. Apply unique protection per product - from low levels to high levels that haven't been broken in years. Require our secure iLok USB Smart Key, the iLok Cloud, or allow license activation to a computer.

Multiple Ways to Deliver

Deliver licenses to your customers quickly and easily with our generated activation codes. You may choose to use one of our trusted third party distributors. For trials, you can even include a trial license in your protected binary.

Licensing Models You Define

Use our design portal to make licenses for any business scenario. Want to offer Subscriptions? Perpetuals? Trials and Rentals? Need support for Network Based Licenses? We have you covered. You can even take over the complete activation flow to conceal the use of our services.

Licenses Users Can Manage

Once your customers get their license, you want them to be self-sufficient. They can manage their licenses using our free license management app, and that means less support for you.

Platform Features for Software Publishers

Strong Security

Leave software protection and license management to us - that's what we do. Your focus can be on developing great products.

Custom Settings

We put the control in your hands. Design your security and licensing model to work for your business.

Multiple License Types

Offer the type of licenses that meet your business needs: perpetual, subscription, network-based, trial, or timed.

Flexible Activations

You define when a license is required, and how it can be activated.

Subscription Support

Expand your user base with a lower entry cost. Subscriptions are easy to distribute and manage.

Demo at Launch Time

Hook your customer at first launch - choose to allow a trial period and specify what the user's options will be once the demonstration period is over.

Fast, Secure Database

Speed and security are serious business - we take care of that for you, processing millions of license activations a week.

Digital Signing

Securely sign your content - this service is available independent of software protection.

Proven Track Record

Our protection stands strong for years, not hours or days.

Encrypted Communications

Our system uses encrypted channels to protect your software locally; you will never need to send us unprotected source files.

Customer Support

Our customers receive full documentation, quality support, and access to our engineering team.


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