DATA RECON Licensing

This section covers the following topics:

Subscription License

DATA RECON 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

All servers: 1 license per server. This allows you to run scans on the local file system, process memory, and on network storage.

The server on which the network storage device is hosted requires a license, but the host on which the network storage device is mounted does not.

Database servers: 1 license per database server. Database servers are licensed individually. If using a clustered database, each node must also be individually licensed.

Websites: 1 license per domain name. No limit on sub-folders within the same domain. Sub-domains are licensed separately. For example, the following require a separate license each:

Google Apps/ G Suite 1 license per user across Google Mail, Google Calendars, Google Tasks, and Google Drive storage.
Azure Queues/Tables/BLOB 1 license per Queue. 1 license per Table. 1 license per BLOB.
Rackspace Cloud Files 1 license per Rackspace Cloud Files container.
Google Mail (Gmail) See Google Apps/ G Suite for more information. Must have IMAP enabled.
IBM / Lotus Notes 1 license per IBM / Lotus Notes user.
IMAP/IMAPS Mailboxes 1 license per internet mailbox (IMAP/IMAPS).

DATA RECON Standard Edition and Advanced Edition

DATA RECON is typically used to scan local storage on host computers for cardholder data.

To use DATA RECON to scan advanced TARGETS such as databases and cloud storage, you would need to upgrade to a DATA RECON Advanced Edition license.

Feature Comparison

Platform or File Type Standard Edition Advanced Edition
EBCDIC for Mainframes  
Some features are not available on all supported operating systems.
File Formats
Text Files
Multiple Encoding types
Office Documents
Compressed Files
Databases (client side)
Databases (server side)  
Emails (client)
Emails (server)  
Audio Files  
Image File OCR  
Target Types
Local Storage
Free Disk Space
Shadow Volumes
Process Memory
Network Storage  
Live Database Servers  
Live Email Servers  
Cloud Storage  
Database Servers (Live)
Microsoft SQL Server  
SAP Sybase  
Email Servers
Gmail (IMAP)*  
Generic IMAP*  
IBM / Lotus Notes*  
Cloud Storage
Google Apps  
Microsoft Azure  
Classification and Remediation
Mask Cardholder Data
Secure Quarantine
Permanent Delete
Content Inspection
*Individual user credentials required for each unique mailbox. To scan multiple mailboxes using administrator credentials, use Enterprise Recon.