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Network License Information

 

What are 'Network' licenses, and how do they differ from standard licenses?

Network licensing allows multiple users to use the software, but is restricted to how many of those users may use the software at the same time (i.e. concurrently.)

Network licenses may only be installed to a single organization network (typically a single server) at a single physical location. Any number of users on the network may potentially have access to the software, however the number of such users that are permitted to use the software at the same time (concurrently) is restricted to the number specified in the license that was purchased.

Standard (or 'per user') licenses on the other hand count each desktop computer, or notebook/laptop computer, or workstation on the network, in the total count of users for the license.

Network License Example:
A company has a computer network where 50 employees need to use the software. However it is deemed that only a maximum of 10 users would ever need to use the software at the same time. In that case a 10 user Concurrent User license would meet the licensing requirement of the company.

Standard License Example:
A company has 50 employees that need to use the software. The usage is spread between users on the company network, some standalone desktop computers, and some notebook computers. In this case the standard 50 user license meets the company's requirements. It allows the software to be installed on all 50 employee's computers and all 50 users may use the software at the same time.

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