Licensed (genuine) software is developed and offered by manufacturing companies, following the license requirements and having technical support from manufacturing companies or their partners.
Only licensed software provides users with a full range of functionalities, the ability to integrate the software with a variety of hardware, other software products, and services, and ensures data security and no risks when using a PC. The benefits of licensed software for users are real.
With licensed software, you can be sure that you will receive all software improvements and updates that will ensure the most productive use of your computer. In addition, unlike users of pirated software, users of licensed products get access to free new software and reasonable offers from manufacturing companies and partners. Finally, only licensed software gives you confidence in the security of your data and the absence of legal risks.
The main advantages of using licensed software:
Service support – includes pre-sale consulting, technical support, and timely software updates.
Reliability and safety are
- the quality of original products,
- reducing technological, legal, and
- business risks (significant for organizations).
Belonging to the civilized community – using licensed software means compliance with legislation, standards, and requirements in certification, respect for the work of developers and intellectual property rights, respect for the interests of partners and customers, and in the end, self-respect.
Differences in Pirate Software
Research confirms that a computer with pirated software is subject to significant risks, including:
- System failures and associated data loss;
- Effective virus attacks;
- Unauthorized access to information on the user’s PC;
- Identity theft while online.
In addition to the above, the risks to organizations are highly significant:
- loss of business reputation and losses due to downtime caused by software failures, theft or loss of confidential information (e.g., reports and customer bases);
- Legal prosecution for the use of pirated software.
Using licensed software products, you get:
- The ability to use all convenient and practical software features that may deny to users of pirated copies;
- Complete and timely updates and fixes that will protect your PC from viruses and ensure maximum software functionality throughout the life of your computer;
- The ability to use popular downloads from the manufacturer’s website;
- Information about company products and profitable offers from partners;
- Technical support of customer service specialists or support of partners.