"Lan Licenser is Easy Software Usage Auditing and Management"
Lan Licenser is a Windows desktop Software Usage
Monitoring, Management, and Auditing tool. Lan Licenser's client is
compatible with Windows 95, 98, NT 4, 2000, and XP. Lan Licenser starts at
$25.00 per workstation in low quantities. Lan Licenser's benefits Include:
Lower Enterprise Software TCO by Determining Software Management and
Maintenance (Upgrade) Needs
Most companies over-purchase software
then exacerbate the problem by renewing maintenance and upgrade contracts on
unused software. If a program is not being used, it is a waste of money to
maintain and support it.
Increase Budget Space Through Software Usage Metering
Quite often, end-user usage patterns can expose
the need for different kinds of software or eliminate the "need" for some
software. New software purchasing decisions can be made with real
statistical proof of the number of licenses necessary.
Cost Center Reports Include: Detailed Product Use
(Grouped By Cost Center, Product)
Detailed Product Use (Grouped By Cost Center, User)
Product Denials (Grouped By Cost Center)
Top Ten Computers In A Selected Cost Center
Top Ten Cost Centers For A Selected Computer
Top Ten Cost Centers For A Selected Product
Top Ten Products In A Selected Cost Center
Top Ten Users In A Selected Cost Center
Total Use of Product (Grouped By Cost Center, Product)
Total Use of Product (Grouped By Cost Center, User)
Recover Software License and Software Usage Costs by Cost Center
Lan Licenser has extensive reporting
functionality to allow cost center (departmental) chargebacks. Defining cost
centers allows you to discover the source of your organization's IT
expenses. Further, you will have documented evidence of costs for
negotiating future budgets. You can also turn the IT department into a
revenue generating service division of your company.
"Centralized Enterprise Software Asset Management Frees
You to Work on Other Tasks"
Lan Licenser is the Software Usage Management
Portion of Software Asset Management
Software Asset Management can be broken down
into two distinct parts: Inventory Management and Usage Management.
Lan Licenser is the Usage Management portion of Software
Asset Management. Lan Licenser allows you to answer "How much is an
application used by whom?"
Lan Licenser is integrated with industry standard Asset
Repository (Inventory Management) tools from Hewlett-Packard,
Tivoli and Peregrine Systems. This integration allows automatic importing of
software configuration into Lan Licenser and allows Lan Licenser to export
usage information back to the Asset Repository tools to show usage of
installed software. Lan Licenser also supports other Software Asset
Management industry standards such as the Microsoft License Information File
(LIF). Integration with existing software adds value to previous
Highly Scalable Software Metering Architecture
A fault tolerant, multi-tiered structure
allows software usage information to escalate seamlessly through your
organization without extensive management. Automatic license load
balancing and cross-site license balancing are just a couple of features
that emphasize Lan Licenser's maturity. Lan Licenser works wonders in
organizations of any size by freeing system administrators and help desk
personnel to concentrate on other tasks.
Manage Software Control Policies and Software Usage From One Computer
Software limitations trickle-down to
end-user machines automatically. One benefit of this is that
program execution can be prevented and end-users can be notified about
software outages. This simultaneously frees administrators to solve problems
and communicates the current network status to all affected users. The
computer outage support snowball effect completely disappears! All settings
can be managed from a single computer.
Audit Software Usage Enterprise-Wide
All usage information is stored in a
centralized audit database. Reports are run against that database
to provide a complete view of usage habits, current status of your network,
etc. You might be surprised to learn that some solutions (such as
Microsoft's SMS) do not store information heirarchicly, making it
very difficult to get fast, consolidated software usage reports!
"Audit Software Usage to Control Software License
Your company is responsible to audit for
legal use of software, regardless who installed the software or how
it got there.
Auditing Reports Include:
Detailed Product Use (Grouped By Product)
Detailed Product Use (Grouped By User)
Product License Distribution
Products Used By A Selected Computer
Security Restrictions (Access Times Available to Each Product)
Security Restrictions (Computer Access Levels For Each Product)
Security Restrictions (User and Group Access Levels For Each Product)
Session Statistics Per Product
Single Site Summary
Software Metering Server Configuration
Total Use of Product (Grouped By Product)
Total Use of Product (Grouped By User)
Unlicensed Program Summary
Unlicensed Program Usage
Audit Software License Compliance
Lan Licenser is configurable to accommodate most
types of software license agreements, including Microsoft's Select
and Open licensing. "Suite" configuration simplifies auditing of
software packages with multiple components. Reporting and Auditing complex
license configurations is easy because Lan Licenser is so flexible!
Enforce Software Usage Policies by Implementing Software Metering and
Ensure that the software actually
running on your network is the software you want running
on your network. Lan Licenser's software control features guarantee software
is run according to policy. Effective enforcement without direct
confrontation prevents you from seeming to be "big brother".
Automate Software Auditing and Reporting
Data collection (software usage audits)
occurs automatically. All you have to do is run reports you wish to
see using the built-in, wizard driven report writer. Hand internal or
external auditors up-to-date reports showing software usage
across your entire network.
"Improve Department Efficiency by Monitoring Software Usage with Lan
Software monitoring reports include:
Checked Out Licenses
Client Installation Report
Client Installation Summary
Computers That Have Used Selected Products
Last Client Run Time Sorted By Age
Last Client Run Time Sorted By Computer
Multiple Site Summary
Product Denials Summary
Top Ten Computers For A Selected Product
Top Ten Computers For A Selected User
Top Ten Products For A Selected Computer
Top Ten Products For A Selected User
Top Ten Users For A Selected Computer
Top Ten Users For A Selected Product
Top Twenty Products
Users That Have Used A Selected Computer
Users That Have Used Selected Products
Use Active Software Metering to Detect Software Usage and Enforce
real-time Software Control
Ensure concurrent use license limits are
enforced. Know when unauthorized software is run on machines
via built-in alerting capability. This allows you to react to software usage
issues in real-time and implement changes immediately!
Passively Monitor Software Usage (Online and Offline) to track User
Know where your employees are spending their
computing time. How much time per day is spent browsing the web or
playing solitaire? How much time is spent on real applications?
Which applications are being used? For how long? This works similarly to
Active Software Metering, except results are not returned in real-time.
Passive monitoring allows you to manipulate software usage to achieve
long-term goals, such as weaning users off older applications.
Extensive Software Usage Reporting via Crystal Reports allows you to
Audit Software Management Effectiveness
There are over 40 wizard driven, unique
reports which can be run with varying parameters for 100's of
possible results (including graphs). Reports for management make it easier
to see the effects of software purchases. Reports for auditors document
legal compliance. Reports about end-users can be used to motivate or
document problem areas.
Forecast Training Needs Based on Software Usage Audits
Compare software usage time to help desk
support calls to determine whether a user needs further training to
Forecast Purchasing Needs Based on Software Usage Audits
Lan Licenser's built-in reports allow you to
predict the best way to make software purchases based on user usage
habits of existing licenses.
"Improve Network Performance and Increase Security with Lan Licenser"
Detect Software Execution to Enforce Software Control and Security
Lan License is your security safety net that
allows you to identify and control new or existing applications.
Prevent Virus outbreaks or simply enforce existing policies by limiting
software execution to known programs.
Control Software Usage by Divisions/Groups/Workstations/Users/Times for
Economical use of Software Assets
Limit software usage to specific groups of
people. Leverage smaller purchases across divisions by
purchasing based on actual concurrent software usage.
Detect Software and Implement Software Control to Improve Network
Eliminate peer-to-peer and other
unwanted file sharing programs that consume enormous bandwidth.
Enforce Software Control Policy Using Redundant Agents to Audit User
Lan Licenser cannot be turned off by an
end-user, due to redundant agents. Agent tampering can also
generate an alert so that you know who is trying to bypass your security
Increase Productivity by Implementing Software Control or Software
Monitoring to Understand User Activity
Limit Internet browsing time and prevent
game execution to keep employees on-task.
Detect Software Launches to Send Messages to Clients
Indicate broken application,
upgrade available, cessation of support on an older
application, application conflict warnings, workstation incompatibility with
a particular application, etc. Increasing communication between the IT
department and end-users is always a Good Thing (tm)!
Compare Software Usage Data Against Support Records to Determine
Software Training Needs based on User Activity Audits
Because Lan Licenser stores data in an
industry standard database and it is integrated with
industry standard Software Inventory tools, you can easily generate
the kind of reports necessary to determine corporate training needs.
Disable/Enable Software Applications by Using Software Control to detect
Once a problem has been found,
applications can be disabled temporarily with an explanation about
why they have been disabled so help desk personnel are not flooded with
calls during an emergency (for example, Outlook can be temporarily disabled
with an explanation that there has been a virus outbreak).