Quest Software Audits:  What products and components are part of your Toad for Oracle license?

Quest Audit

If you’re following our article series explaining the most common compliance issues when using Quest software, you know that last week we started to talk about Toad and the installation procedure, as well as how this could possibly lead to compliance related discussions with the auditors. We’ll continue the discussion around Toad this week, looking at the different products and components as included in the different Toad software licenses.

Like many other software publishers, Quest has bundled a number of software products and components in its Toad software licenses. Having a clear understanding of what specific products and/or components are part of the different Toad licenses is required to manage your software compliance position and to validate if any conclusion as drawn during a Quest audit is complete and accurate.

Toad for Oracle Family

The below table provides an overview of the different software programs as included in the different Toad software licenses.

Program

Product/Component included:

Toad for Oracle Developer Edition –        Toad for Oracle Xpert
–        Code Tester for Oracle
–        Benchmark Factory for Databases – Oracle Edition
Toad for Oracle Base Edition –        Toad for Oracle
–        Toad Data Modeler (free use)
Toad for Oracle Professional Edition –        Toad for Oracle Professional
–        Toad Data Modeler (free use)
Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition –        Toad for Oracle Xpert,includes all features in Base and Professional Editions.
–        SQL Optimizer for Oracle
Toad for Oracle DBA Edition –        Toad for Oracle Xpert
–        DB Admin Module Add-on
–        Spotlight on Oracle, includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle Data Guard
–        Benchmark Factory for Databases – Oracle Edition
–        Toad Data Modeler
–        Backup Reporter for Oracle
Toad for Oracle DBA RAC Edition –        Toad for Oracle Xpert
–        DB Admin Module Add-on
–        Spotlight on Oracle with RAC Option,  includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle Data Guard
–        Benchmark Factory for Databases – Oracle Edition
–        Toad Data Modeler
–        Backup Reporter for Oracle
Toad for Oracle DBA Exadata Edition –         Toad for Oracle Xpert
–         DB Admin Module Add-on
–         Spotlight on Oracle with RAC and Exadata Options, includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle Data Guard
–         Benchmark Factory for Databases – Oracle Edition
–         Toad Data Modeler
Toad for Oracle DBA Suite –         Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition
–         Benchmark Factory
–         Toad Data Modeler
–        Spotlight on Oracle, includes Spotlight on Unix/Linux, Spotlight on Windows, and Spotlight on Oracle Data Guard
–        Dell Backup Reporter for Oracle
–        DB Admin Module Add-on
Toad for Oracle Development Suite –         Toad for Oracle Xpert Edition
–         Code Tester for Oracle
–         Benchmark Factory for Databases

It’s not something you wish for, but everyone knows that it’s only a matter of time until Quest will knock on your door with an audit letter in hand. If and when this will happen, you should – before sharing any data – have a clear view of your software compliance status internally. Especially with regards to the deployment and/or use of your Toad software programs, it’s important to have a clear view of the specific products and/or components as included in the different Toad software licenses obtained.

Therefore, you are highly recommended to perform an internal Quest audit on a short term, to identify your compliance position first before Quest starts an audit. If you are in the need of in-depth knowledge and experience with regards to the execution of such Quest audit, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.