With a network license, a software license can be available to any number of users, whether they are in the same office location or geographically dispersed.
In the table below, # Concurrent Users refers to the number of users on a network that can access the licensed software at a given time.
|# Concurrent Users||License Fee (Initial Order)|
|1||2 x cost of standalone license|
|2||3 x cost of standalone license|
|3||4 x cost of standalone license|
|4||5 x cost of standalone license|
|5||6 x cost of standalone license|
|6||7 x cost of standalone license|
|7||8 x cost of standalone license|
|8||9 x cost of standalone license|
If N users are running a software with a network license that is valid for N concurrent users, user N+1 will be able to obtain a license when an active user stops running the software.
Network Licenses - Initial Orders
As can be ascertained from the table above, the greater the number of concurrent users that an initial network license is valid for, the lower the cost per concurrent user.
Upgrading Existing Licenses
A network license can be upgraded with additional concurrent users, and a standalone license can be upgraded to a network license. The fee to upgrade depends on the license being upgraded, and on the number of concurrent users the upgraded license will be valid for. Users interested in learning more about license upgrades may contact our sales team for details.
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Depending on the number of software users and the frequency with which they will use the software, a network license can be a cost-effective option, even when a network license is valid for only one concurrent user.
A network license also provides flexibility, since multiple users may obtain a license, and there is no need for moving a software protection dongle from one workstation to another. Instead, a software protection dongle is connected to a license server, which distributes the licenses to remote users.
When there are multiple concurrent users on a network license, the probability is increased that a license will be available for a given employee at any moment. This is therefore a preferred option for clients with multiple users, especially when one or more employees use the software on a regular basis.
Also, clients with multiple network licenses can install them on different license servers, which can potentially be in different locations. This enhances the availability of the software to the various workstations requesting a license from the first available server. A network license authorizes access through VPN and terminal services.