There are some high-end USB dongles that provide an option for network management. When this option is employed, the same license can be used by multiple users on a local network. If your team is located in a single room, using this capability makes it unnecessary to have a physical dongle on each machine.
Not all software security keys offer this level of functionality. Many are manufactured to be used on a specific machine. If you try to share these dongles, the security data will not be communicated to the target application. Then, the question becomes how to clone a USB key so it can be used by several machines simultaneously.
You can also run into issues when the application that the dongle is meant to unlock is not supported by your operating system. One way around this problem is to use a virtual machine created with Hyper-V, VirtualBox or VMware. The VM route presents another complication. You now need to find a method of accessing a local USB device from within the virtual environment. How can you clone a dongle USB key and make it available in your VM?
Note that after you clone a USB dongle with Donglify, you can use the device’s virtual copies on multiple remote computers at a time! All you need to do is click “Connect” on every machine that wants to access a shared USB key.