Lan Licenser uses a hierarchical, Client /Server based architecture.
This unique approach has a number of distinct benefits:
-Dramatically improves performance by reducing network traffic.
-Maximizes database speed in processing License queries leading to
ultra-quick response times for users.
-Ensures there is no limit to the number ofworkstation clients allowed
on the system.
Lan Licenser has been designed for the licensing of laptop/portable PCs
and introduces the concept of checking licenses in and out of the
licensing region. Thanks to off-line metering, usage can be monitored
when users are not connected to the network. The central database is
automatically updated with this information when the computer is next
connected to the network.
|Totally scalable to fit any sized
There is no limit to the number of licensing servers that can be
deployed, nor the physical location of LANs that can be linked.
|Detects all unauthorized applications
Automatically detects all unauthorized applications even when run from a
floppy drive, (by giving these applications a license count of zero they
can be prevented from ever running again)
|Powerful application access control
The network administrator can restrict access to any application based
on any combination of user name, workstation name, group membership or
time of day. For example, designate certain workstations as Web
stations, and restrict games from being played during working hours.
|Monitors ALL applications
Lan Licenser tracks all applications running anywhere on the network
whether on the server or workstation, even programs that are being run
Detects the following file types: EXE, COM, DLL, BIN, MOD, TSK, OCX. Lan
Licenser also detects applications that have been renamed.
|Unique HTML Browser/Help Interface
Uses HTML based Administrator User Interface throughout for speed and
ease of use. HTML administration allows for context-sensitive active
HTML help and dynamic menu-hopping straight to the desired task or
function without having to navigate through several layers of menu
Lan Licenser can monitor applications for inactivity and can warn a user
if they have not been using an application for a definable time.
Products not in use can be closed down automatically and safely,
releasing more licenses to the license pool.
|Auto configuration for Microsoft Select
Lan Licenser introduces an entirely new concept of License Profiles. By
setting properties within a license profile, products can be
automatically configured to comply with the terms of Microsoft SELECT or
other manufacturers Volume Licensing Agreements.
|Auto Replication of license data across
all license servers
Any site server can be used to introduce details of new (or amended)
licenses for an application. Lan Licenser then ensures that this
information is automatically replicated around the network to all the
|Auto Trend analysis
Lan Licenser uses automatic trend analysis to balance licenses across
license servers and thus ensures maximum cost savings. Detailed trend
analysis also enables accurate license requirement forecasting.
|Uses Active Control or Passive
Lan Licenser allows the network administrator to select by application
whether to physically control the number of application licenses or
merely monitor and report their usage.
|Automatic call-back for denied users
If a user is denied access to an application, they can be automatically
notified when a license becomes available on a definable, prioritized
|Suite application licensing
Where users have suite licenses (e.g. Microsoft Office) and also
licenses for individual applications within that suite (e.g. Microsoft
Word), licenses are automatically optimized to give maximum usage for
|Software version control
The administrator can define whether different versions of the same
application are recognized as separate products or as one (this extends
to both 16 and 32 bit versions of the same application).
|Enterprise wide capability: Auto load
Lan Licenser can intelligently share licenses between License servers so
that application licenses are available where needed, thus ensuring
maximum cost savings.
|Extensive reports and graphing
On-line viewing of information enables instant real-time access to the
database information, and administrators have many standard reports and
graphing options available. For even more in depth analysis, data can be
exported in many different formats including Microsoft Excel, dBase,
Microsoft Word, Lotus 123, RTF or direct to e-mail systems.
|Powerful integration with Microsoft SQL
Lan Licenser integrates automatically with Microsoft SQL Server
providing speed, security, robustness and integration of information
with other applications (e.g. Microsoft SMS). Alternatively, Lan
Licenser is supplied with a built in industry standard database.
|Hierarchical data collation
Data from different Licensing servers is automatically collated in
detail or in summary form to a central server on a hierarchical basis.
Thus an overall picture can be built of license usage throughout an
Enterprise, highlighting needs for training, license purchase or proving
Lan Licenser centralized administration automatically replicates new or
changed license information to all License servers across the
Enterprise. This removes the need to manually administer multiple