Software License Management

How Can You Make Compliance Simple with Our Software License Management Solutions?

Software licensing compliance can be challenging to understand and to manage. Many businesses believe they are compliant. In reality, they are out of compliance. We simplify licensing through our software license management services to protect your business from the costly mistake of a software audit and associated fines.

Microsoft Licensing

License compliance in Microsoft environments is essential. The rules can be intricate to manage particularly when utilizing products such as remote desktop and SQL Server.

  • Windows server environments must utilize the correct version. Simple servers may utilize Server Essentials while others require Server Standard or Server Datacenter.
  • Client Access Licenses (CALs) must be considered based on the number of users. As user counts increase, additional CALs are required to remain compliant with Microsoft.
  • Remote desktop environments require proper licensing to provide connectivity for all users and to manage compliance. User counts must be audited periodically for correct compliance.
  • SQL Servers must utilize the correct version of SQL. Small databases may function with SQL Express while more complex require Standard or Enterprise editions. CALs and processor licensing must also be carefully managed for accurate licensing compliance.

Office 365

Is your business interested in an Office 365 implementation? Let us take the complexity out of it. We will manage your Office 365 subscription and include it as part of your IT services agreement.

  • Office 365 subscriptions are managed by our team of experienced technicians to ensure users have the optimum subscription level and to provide licensing compliance.
  • Plan selection within your organization is reviewed. Basic plans include Office software or email only. Premium plans include both. Enterprise plans add SharePoint and collaboration tools.
  • Office 365 migrations are efficient and utilize industry leading tools to provide transparent email migration with minimal downtime during the transition process.
  • Need Computer Help Office 365 subscriptions consolidate invoicing to a single invoice submitted in conjunction with our IT services agreement.

Antivirus

Proper antivirus software license management is essential to provide continued security updates and maximum protection from a virus infection or a ransomware attack.

  • Antivirus software is maintained on an active subscription. Updates are automatically available from the antivirus vendor as new viruses and ransomware threats are released.
  • All workstations and all servers should have active subscriptions maintained with the same antivirus software. This provides maximum protection from an outside threat.
  • Free or trial antivirus software should be avoided in all business network environments. Free versions typically do not auto update and require manual intervention to actively scan.
  • Need Computer Help IT service plans include antivirus software and ransomware protection as part of our IT services agreement. All workstations and servers are protected at all times.

Firewall Security

Licensing for firewalls provides maximum security at the entry point for your network. When we utilize a proactive approach for firewall threat prevention, we further minimize the risk of an attack.

  • Firewall security software performs deep packet inspection for viruses, ransomware, malware, and Trojans. Correct licensing must be maintained to keep the inspection process functional.
  • Centralized firewall management software from Need Computer Help ensures your firewall is actively managed and updated with software and firmware updates for maximum stability.
  • Firewall vendor service agreements must be licensed and managed. Renewals must be processed and approved for continued service level agreements in case of a failure.
  • Clustered firewall deployments often require increased software licensing to maintain active and fail over status in the event of a catastrophic firewall failure.

Microsoft Licensing

License compliance in Microsoft environments is essential. The rules can be intricate to manage particularly when utilizing products such as remote desktop and SQL Server.

  • Windows server environments must utilize the correct version. Simple servers may utilize Server Essentials while others require Server Standard or Server Datacenter.
  • Client Access Licenses (CALs) must be considered based on the number of users. As user counts increase, additional CALs are required to remain compliant with Microsoft.
  • Remote desktop environments require proper licensing to provide connectivity for all users and to manage compliance. User counts must be audited periodically for correct compliance.
  • SQL Servers must utilize the correct version of SQL. Small databases may function with SQL Express while more complex require Standard or Enterprise editions. CALs and processor licensing must also be carefully managed for accurate licensing compliance.

Is your business interested in an Office 365 implementation? Let us take the complexity out of it. We will manage your Office 365 subscription and include it as part of your IT services agreement.

  • Office 365 subscriptions are managed by our team of experienced technicians to ensure users have the optimum subscription level and to provide licensing compliance.
  • Plan selection within your organization is reviewed. Basic plans include Office software or email only. Premium plans include both. Enterprise plans add SharePoint and collaboration tools.
  • Office 365 migrations are efficient and utilize industry leading tools to provide transparent email migration with minimal downtime during the transition process.
  • Need Computer Help Office 365 subscriptions consolidate invoicing to a single invoice submitted in conjunction with our IT services agreement.

Antivirus

Proper antivirus software license management is essential to provide continued security updates and maximum protection from a virus infection or a ransomware attack.

  • Antivirus software is maintained on an active subscription. Updates are automatically available from the antivirus vendor as new viruses and ransomware threats are released.
  • All workstations and all servers should have active subscriptions maintained with the same antivirus software. This provides maximum protection from an outside threat.
  • Free or trial antivirus software should be avoided in all business network environments. Free versions typically do not auto update and require manual intervention to actively scan.
  • Need Computer Help IT service plans include antivirus software and ransomware protection as part of our IT services agreement. All workstations and servers are protected at all times.

Firewall Security

Licensing for firewalls provides maximum security at the entry point for your network. When we utilize a proactive approach for firewall threat prevention, we further minimize the risk of an attack.

  • Firewall security software performs deep packet inspection for viruses, ransomware, malware, and Trojans. Correct licensing must be maintained to keep the inspection process functional.
  • Centralized firewall management software from Need Computer Help ensures your firewall is actively managed and updated with software and firmware updates for maximum stability.
  • Firewall vendor service agreements must be licensed and managed. Renewals must be processed and approved for continued service level agreements in case of a failure.
  • Clustered firewall deployments often require increased software licensing to maintain active and fail over status in the event of a catastrophic firewall failure.