Sentinel HL Max - ExpressCard Form Factor

Licensing Flexibility Meets Inconspicuous Design

Sentinel HL Max (ExpressCard)Sentinel HL Max provides a powerful copy protection and licensing with the convenience of an inconspicuous ExpressCard form factor. The Sentinel HL Max combines SafeNet’s award-winning Sentinel family of hardware protection keys in a sleek form factor.

The ideal licensing solution for applications requiring a large number of applications or features offered as an ExpressCard solution.

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Sentinel HL Drive technical specifications:


Unique 32-Bit 


Secure Communication Channel


AES 128-Bit Encryption


Remote Update - RSA Digital   Signature


64,000 Encryption Keys



Protected Read / Write Memory


Read Only Memory (ROM)


Backwards Compatibility Memory


Additional memory (coming up in Driverless configuration)


Data Retention

At Least 10 Years

Write Cycles (EEPROM)

At Least 1,000,000

Max. licensable modules (Features) per key - HASP Configuration

57-231 (depending on license complexity)

Max. licensable modules (Features) per key - Driverless Configuration

240-2160 (depending on license complexity)

Physical Specifications

Default Color

Silver Metal

Form Factor


Operating Temperature

-25˚C to 85˚C

-13˚F to 185˚F

Humidity Rating


Power consumption - operating / standby

25mA / <0.5mA

Dimensions L x W x H (in mm)

75 X 34 X 5

Weight (in grams)


For more information on each of the Sentinel HL form factors including features, sizing, and technical specifications please visit the newly created Sentinel HL portion of the Sentinel Customer Community today!
For detailed technical information on the various Sentinel HL keys, read our data sheet.
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Benefits at a glance:
  • Backwards compatibility – 100% compatible with your existing Sentinel HASP HL hardware.
  • Increased Security – All Sentinel HL hardware-based protection keys employ a highly secure SmartCard chip providing the utmost security against malicious hardware attacks such Differential Power Analysis (DPA) and electron microscopy.
  • Highly Customizable – Provides more real estate for the purpose of a personalized logo or text.
  • Future proof – add future functionality and enhancements to in-the-field deployed keys using our unique UpdateOnChip™ mechanism.
Technical Features:
  • Industry pioneering White-box cryptography
  • High performance SmartCard chip allowing faster software execution and improved operational efficiency
  • Standard public cryptography algorithms AES 128,ECC 163, RSA 2048
  • Over 64,000 AES encryption keys
  • Sentinel V-Clock for secure time-based licensing
  • Concurrent licensing support (requires ISV to purchase a pre-paid pool of network seats)
  • Protect over 2000 features or applications
  • ExpressCard Form Factor: 75x 34 x 5mm
  • 31KB Protected memory
  • Available Configurations: Sentinel HASP HL and Driverless
  • AppOnChip compatible
  • Firmware upgradable in the field
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