Thanks for replying.
In your mind, what do you envisage the best solution when Steinberg move away from the dongle? I guess something similar to the enterprise offline activations that Adobe use for Creative Cloud?
I work in a similar environment but very much smaller than those names above and local to us, but what was imposed on us were AES128 encryption, routine external security audits, internal server log reviews, and a big no to any kind of USB mass storage even being in the room, let alone near a machine.
In fact the whole process for approval was incredibly drawn out, and with remote working enforced last year there’s some real grey areas that exist now. Daily work became a muddle of VPNs and handheld PIN devices. Doing the actual work feels like a secondary priority at times.
However that’s deviating. What i wanted to say is that our client machines connect via a firewall that would allow non-content critical apps through - i.e. such as licensing and project planning software.
I’m guessing what you’re dealing with is far stricter and doesn’t even allow that? i.e. would your policies currently allow the eLCC software to connect, but restrict the app (Cubase/Nuendo)?