SOHO Licensing

SecCon
SecCon Posts: 1 New Member

I do a lot of work from home and have a combination of virtual machines for development and physical machines for backup and storage, in combination with currently 7 Windows Desktops/Laptops, used by myself and other members of the family, who also do a lot of work from home. Essentially this is a SOHO with a mix of machines, devices, endpoints, some used for home some for work...

In total I guess I have 15 "private" devices - also counting phones and tablets - and a couple of Windows Servers. I am an employee, but do a lot of labs out of own interest and learning. I do not have a company or business, I can not do any tax/vat deductions.

Business license for 2-3 servers and a dozen or so Windows devices seem way to expensive, yet no one (I have looked in to this extensively over the years) is picking up the ball about making a SOHO dedicated license for people like me. I have to leave my Win servers unprotected, or trust Windows protection, which may or may not be enough.

I would be willing to pay a bit more to get this, but considering I can get a F-Secure Total license for 20 (private) devices for 125 € per year, I am not willing to pay a lot more.

Before anyone starts nagging about cpu cores, ad users and things similar to corporate networks, it is not relevant and a waste of my time. Example, I use one Windows Server to run a file share accessible to all computers/devices in my SOHO Lan and with ONE account shared in my family, everyone uses that for their own storage and we have lots of shared files in a folder structure, exceeding 9TB. I build/upgrade my own servers, going from 6 core Xeons, to 16 core Xeons, which was the last upgrade. I do not have an AD.

Why do you not seem to have a solution for me and many others in my situation who would most certainly appreciate it ?

Comments

  • Jamesch
    Jamesch Posts: 345 Moderator

    Hi,

    Business products are only available to business customers.

    Your best choice would be the TOTAL license for now as we do not have SOHO types of licenses.

    Firmy