Card Recon 3.0.2

Card Recon Licensing

This section covers the following topics:

Subscription License

Card Recon 3.0.2 is licensed to end-users on a per-Target basis.

Licenses typically last a year under the Subscription License model, and will cover standard technical support and updates for the licensed product throughout the term of the license.

More details about the Subscription License can be found in the Ground Labs EULA.


Target Type License Assignment
Workstations 1 license per workstation (Windows and macOS).

1 license per server. This allows you to run scans on the local file system and on the process memory.

A server is a local computer running any of the following operating systems on a physical host machine or virtual machine:

  • Windows Server
  • FreeBSD
  • Linux

: Requires Card Recon Server

Card Recon Desktop and Card Recon Server

Card Recon is typically used to scan local storage on workstations for cardholder data.

To use Card Recon to scan servers and use advanced features, you would need to upgrade to a Card Recon Server license.

Feature Comparison

Platform or File Type Card Recon Desktop [1] Card Recon Server
EBCDIC for Mainframes  
Some features are not available on all supported operating systems.
File Formats
Text Files
Multiple Encoding types
Office Documents
Compressed Files
Local Database Files
Local Email Files
Audio Files  
Image File OCR  
Target Types
Local Storage
Free Disk Space
Shadow Volumes
Process Memory
Classification and Remediation
Mask Cardholder Data
Secure Quarantine
Permanent Delete
Content Inspection

[1] To explore a feature-limited version of Card Recon Desktop, get a free Card Recon Trial.