Product license requirements

Article:HOWTO80796  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2014-09-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80796
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Product license requirements

If you want to use Symantec Endpoint Protection after the trial period expires, you must purchase and then activate a product license.

Table: Product license requirements displays the requirements you need to license Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Table: Product license requirements

Product

Requirement

Paid license installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection

A 60-day trial license is included with Symantec Endpoint Protection.

You must purchase a license that covers each deployed client when the trial license expires. One license covers all clients regardless of platform and version.

See About the licensing enforcement rules.

Symantec legacy virus protection software

Symantec Endpoint Protection accepts the license file from your Symantec legacy virus protection software. You must purchase a new license when the legacy license expires.

The following terminology applies to Symantec product licenses:

Serial number

A license contains a serial number that uniquely identifies your license and associates the license with your company. The serial number can be used to activate your Symantec Endpoint Protection license.

See Activating or importing your Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x product license.

Deployed

Deployed refers to the endpoint computers that are under the protection of the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software. For example, "We have 50 deployed seats" means that 50 endpoints have client software installed on them.

Activate

You activate your Symantec Endpoint Protection product license to enable unrestricted access to all program functionality. You use the License Activation wizard to complete the activation process.

See Activating or importing your Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x product license.

Seat

A seat is a single endpoint computer that the Symantec Endpoint Protection client software protects. A license is purchased and is valid for a specific number of seats. "Valid seats" refers to the total number of seats that are specified in all of your active licenses.

Trial license

A trial license refers to a fully functioning installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection operating within the free evaluation period. If you want to continue using Symantec Endpoint Protection beyond the evaluation period, you must purchase and activate a license for your installation. You do not need to uninstall the software to convert from trialware to a licensed installation.

The evaluation period is 60 days from the initial installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

See About purchasing licenses.

Over-deployed

A license is over-deployed when the number of deployed clients exceeds the number of licensed seats.

Understanding license requirements is part of planning your Symantec Endpoint Protection installation and managing your product licenses after installation.

See Getting up and running on Symantec Endpoint Protection for the first time.

See Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection.

See About purchasing licenses.

See Activating or importing your Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x product license.


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