UniKey Time


UniKey Time is the first driverless software protection dongle with an inbuilt RTC (Real-Time Clock), designed to meet the needs of single or multi-user time-based licensing. Containing all the features of the UniKey PRO, this is a must-have upgrade for developers utilizing time-based licensing.

What’s so special about RTC? Typically, time-based restrictions use a software/user-based clock, which is easily circumvented by malicious users. UniKey Time’s RTC is tamper-proof and cannot be falsified. Feel secure that your trials, evaluations, subscriptions and other time-based licensing models are protected. UniKey Time also features driverless installation, hardware-based encryption, multiple protection schemes, embedded API protection, floating licenses, massive memory capacity hardware and software IDs for identification of devices, and network functionality.



UniKey is driverless, meaning users can plug-in and get started straight away.


On-Board Real-Time Clock

UniKey Time’s on-board real-time clock overcomes the easily circumvented nature of software/user-based clocks, ensuring your time-based licensing measures aren’t tampered with. Sixteen “time barriers” ensures maximum flexibility and security.


Network Functionality

Network functionality allows a controlled number of networked clients to operate on a single UniKey device attached to the network. Functionality extends to black/white listing, elected licensing schemes, configuration with common firewalls and subnet crossing.


Encrypted Communication

All communication between clients and the server is 128-bit AES encrypted and digitally signed.


Your Software, Your Terms

Protect your software on your terms with a range of licensing options, including feature-based, rental, subscription and more.


Hardware and Software Identification

Protection leverages a unique global 32-bit hardware ID and user-defined 32-bit software ID, as well as a 32-bit remote update tag, to grant the authorization to use the software.


Anti-Cloning Protection

The protection system prevents the cloning of UniKey to evade restrictions set on the UniKey device and software.


Remote Update Management

Remotely update the license of your software on the UniKey device, such as add or remove functionalities, extend the validity period.



Support on a wide variety of operating systems including Windows 98SE, 2000, XP, Vista, Server 2008 and 7, Mac OS X and Linux 2.4+, both 32 and 64 bits