RE: Microsoft CAL license needed to install Security Software



This is correct. Cals are needed if you access any kind of service hosted within a windows server platform. Consider it like a bubble within a bubble. The outer bubble is windows server and the innwr the 3rd party software. While they have nothing linking them, you still need to go through the outer shell.
I do think that you chould purchase a corecal for all clients. This covers any windows server and windows based services.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Sturtz
Sent: 27/09/2010, 21:05
To: malwares@xxxxxxxxx; security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Microsoft CAL license needed to install Security Software


While this is technically correct Microsoft offers an internet connector to cover external users. Microsoft also allows people to "evaluate" their software in most cases with no fee whatsoever. And no I don't work for Microsoft nor do I speak for them or my employer.

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:listbounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of malwares@xxxxxxxxx
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2010 7:53 PM
To: security-basics@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Microsoft CAL license needed to install Security Software

We are exploring the options of purchasing Windows 2008 to run a commercial enterprise security software. Software agent running on user workstations will connect to the enterprise security software to retrieve policies and update. The third party software is not using windows authentication or services.



We contacted Microsoft support about the CAL license that we need. According to them, we will need CAL regardless the client/user is connecting directly or indirectly to the server. If this the case, regardless if you developed your own network software running on Windows or purchase a commercial one, you will need CAL.



Personally I find this ironic as the CAL price can total up to 10-20 times that of commercial software and server if you have more than 1000 users.



I think Microsoft is discouraging vendor and developer from running software on Windows OS. In future I think we have to include the CAL price in security product evaluation.

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