Definitions for "Proprietary software"
Software for which a company has exclusive rights. Some companies will only allow the investor to transact business with them through the use of their proprietary software, while others simply offer its use for one's convenience.
privately-owned and controlled software, design or technique. In the computer industry, proprietary is the opposite of open. The company does not divulge specifications that would allow other companies to duplicate the product.
If an access control system is programmed, managed and monitored by the customer, an access control software program must be loaded onto their local computer. The software will be specific to the access control system installed (i.e., the software will be proprietary to that product). Close Glossary Window
Operating system that is privately owned and limited to a specific vendor or computer model. 8.17