What products are in the Software Access Catalog?
View the Software Access Catalog sample list of products(PDF, 4MB).
Are the software products available through the Software Access Catalog fully licensed?
Yes. They are licensed under the applicable International Program License Agreement as modified by the terms of the PartnerWorld Agreement, the PartnerWorld Software Usage Attachment, and, if applicable, the PartnerWorld Value Package Attachment; however, software usage is specifically limited to demonstration and evaluation, development and testing, internal training, and limited Run Your Business purposes, and is only permitted for software currently available in the Software Access Catalog. Permitted uses are specified in the PartnerWorld Software Usage Attachment or the PartnerWorld Value Package Attachment; exclusions may apply as described in the PartnerWorld Software Usage Attachment schedule.
The following products require you to obtain either a license key, authorization code, or activation key:
Aspera products require license keys. You must request the Aspera license keys by completing and submitting the Aspera license key request form.
Once your request is approved, you will be sent an Aspera license key with instructions on how to apply it. A link to this page can also be found on the left navigation of the Software Access Catalog.
Please note that Aspera is a recent IBM acquisition and we are still building and rolling out the partner enablement that our Business Partners need to be able to install, configure, and optimize the installed solution. As delivery of our enablement roadmap evolves, we intend to release additional offerings. If you have immediate customer opportunities for which you need access to offerings not yet available in the Software Access Catalog, please contact your IBM Cloud Business Partner representative.
IBM Security Systems software
IBM Security Systems software products require unique license keys for activation. To obtain a key, send an email to your IBM Business Partner Security Systems Representative or to your IBM Software Group Value Added Distributor who can contact their local IBM Security Systems representative to request the key for you.
In your email, specify that you are an IBM Business Partner and you are downloading one or more IBM Security Systems software products from the Software Access Catalog and need one or more license keys. Include the name of the products that you are downloading.
Lotus Protector software requires a unique license number to activate the software during the installation process. This number and the information you provide ensures you get software updates during the year. Instructions and the Lotus Protector License number request form can be found by following the link located in the Software Access Catalog left navigation.
Several QRadar (software only) products require both an activation key and a unique license key to enable the software during installation. The activation key is included when the product is downloaded from the Software Access Catalog; it is an image file which is part of the eAssembly. You must request the license key for the QRadar product using the QRadar license keys for Business Partners request form. Only Business Partners who have entitled access to the Software Access Catalog can submit the key request form. Instructions for installing the license key will be sent to you by email after you submit the form. If you have any Question— about the license key installation instructions, contact the QRadar Operations Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to the form can also be found on the left navigation of the Software Access Catalog.
Most of the Rational products require a license key that can be acquired from the online process known as the IBM Rational License Key Center. Information about how the Primary Relationship Contact initializes the company's account and how employees can add themselves to that account can be found on the Rational instruction and FAQ page. A link to this page can also be found on the left navigation of the Software Access Catalog.
IBM SPSS products require authorization codes that can be acquired from the online process known as the SPSS License Key Center. Information about how the Primary Relationship Contact initializes the company's account and how employees can add themselves to that account can be found on the SPSS instruction and FAQ page. A link to this page can also be found on the left navigation of the Software Access Catalog.
Tivoli EndPoint Manager
Tivoli EndPoint Manager (Lifecycle Management, Security & Compliance, and Software Use Analysis) software requires a unique license key to activate the software during the installation process. Please access the Tivoli Endpoint Manager for Business Partners form to submit your request for the license key. Only Business Partners who have entitled access to the Software Access Catalog will be able to access the form and submit the key request. Instructions for using the license key will be sent by email to you after the form is submitted. They will explain installation requirements, certificate creation, and site credentials. Any Question— about the instruction can be directed to the team at TEM@dk.ibm.com. A link to the form can also be found on the left navigation of the Software Access Catalog.
Tivoli Foundations software requires a unique software activation key. Users setting up an IBM Tivoli Foundations installation for the first time will need to enter their software activation key during the system setup. Instructions to request a Tivoli Foundations license key can be found by following the link located in the Software Access Catalog left navigation. Once your request is processed, your unique activation key will be sent to you by email. You must activate the software within 30 days from the initial installation of the software to ensure continued operation.
Are all of the employees in my Country Enterprise able to access software?
Yes. All registered employees associated with your Country Enterprise will be able to access the software provided they have entered their IBM ID into their PartnerWorld profile. Since the benefit is purchased at the Country Enterprise level, employees located in other countries cannot access or use the software unless that local Country organization purchases the Value Package or Software Access Option within their own Country Enterprise profile.
Can I control which employees within my company are allowed to download software from the Software Access Catalog?
Yes. Your company's Authorized Profile Administrators (APAs) can activate or inactivate an employee's entitlement (access) to the Software Access Catalog. It is the APA's responsibility to notify the employee of any updates. Here are the steps an APA would follow to inactivate or re-activate an employee's software download access:
- Access the PartnerWorld profile and click Update your company profile
- Select your country enterprise profile
- On the left navigation, click Benefits and relationships
- Click Manage benefits
- Select the location whose benefits you wish to view
- Select IBM Software Access Catalog from the list
- Either revoke or activate contacts to the entire entitlement package
My company has legal presence in several countries around the world. One of our US locations purchased the Software Access Option. Can our registered employees in India use the software that we downloaded into the US?
No. Only employees residing in the US who are registered with one of the US locations can download and/or use the software. A location in India would need to purchase the Software Access Option for use in India. The Software Access Catalog can only be used by registered employees who reside in the same country where the benefit was purchased.
Can we download multiple copies of a software product from the Software Access Catalog for evaluation or use by several team members?
Yes. Your primary contact and approved registered employees may download and use a commercially reasonable number of copies / Processor Value Units (PVUs) (unless we specify otherwise) of each Program only for the purposes specified in the PartnerWorld Software Usage Attachment. A commercially reasonable number of copies / PVUs is no more than necessary to support the number of active employees who are registered and associated with your company's PartnerWorld Country Enterprise profile and using the Programs for the approved uses as defined in the PartnerWorld Software Usage Attachment. However, we specify in the Schedule the maximum number of copies / PVUs you are authorized to make of certain Programs. For example, if you have 10 employees actively doing permitted development work, then it would be reasonable for you to download 10 copies of the product being used for that development work. The primary contact must maintain a record of the number of copies made or downloaded and a list of all registered users who obtained a copy of the products.
Is technical support available for the software downloaded from the IBM Software Access Catalog?
If you purchased the IBM Value Package, pre-sales/pre-deployment remote email technical support is included for select software products download from the Software Access Catalog. If you purchased the IBM Software Access Option, no technical support is included. There is no support for software used for Run Your Business purposes.