Re: Many many big pills

Subject: Re: Many many big pills
From: Sandy Harris <sandyinchina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 13:06:13 +0800

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 5:39 AM, Combs, Richard
<richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:

> Several people have offered imaginative/interesting suggestions for doing what you ask.
>
> I'm going to take a contrarian position. Regardless of what kind of device you come up with for storing/managing all these keys/dongles, the cold, hard truth is that this security mechanism _just_doesn't_scale_ to the degree that your next-gen product requires.
>
> I think it's time for your company to take a step back and rethink how it licenses and controls access to all these functions. Making your customers keep track of and manage a hundred separate USB dongles promises to be a nightmare for both your customers and your support staff.

Yes! I agree completely, though "nightmare" strikes me as too mild a word.

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