Offer your Software as a Service Outside your Direct Control
Concerned about hosting your software on servers running in another country or outside your direct control? Add application expiration functionality to force a shutdown (or other behaviors) if your subscription expires without renewal. And apply Tamper Defense to protect against unauthorized modifications to ‘keep it running’. Also, make sure to use obfuscation/protection to guard your IP.
Offer No-Stress Evaluations
Afraid to offer trials of your software to potential customers? Is integrating your software evaluations into your licensing software too complex and time-consuming? Compile an application expiration directly into the application to force shut down and/or notification after your eval period is done. And apply Tamper Defense to protect against unauthorized modifications to ‘keep it running’. Also, make sure to use obfuscation/protection to guard your IP.
Forced Beta Release Expiration
Ensure your beta software stops working when it expires to prevent (accidentally or on purpose) ongoing use of your beta software. Guard against people using it for production purposes and not paying for the full version. Prevent people from inadvertently evaluating your lower quality beta software in place of the production version.