About the licensing enforcement rules

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About the licensing enforcement rules

Symantec Endpoint Protection licenses are enforced according to the following rules:

Table: Licensing enforcement rules

Where applies


Term of license

The term of the license starts from the time and date of activation until midnight of the last day of the licensing term.

If you have multiple sites, the license expires on the day and the time of the westernmost Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager database.

License coverage: Symantec Endpoint Protection components

A Symantec Endpoint Protection license applies to the Symantec Endpoint Protection clients. For instance, in a network with 50 endpoints, the license must provide for a minimum of 50 seats. Instances of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager do not require a license.

License coverage: sites and domains

A Symantec Endpoint Protection product license is applied to an entire installation regardless of the number of replicated sites or domains that compose the installation. For instance, a license for 100 seats covers a two-site installation where each site has 50 seats.

If you have not implemented replication, you may deploy the same .slf file to multiple Symantec Endpoint Protection management servers. The number of clients reporting to your management servers must not exceed the total number of licensed seats.

License coverage: platforms

Licensing seats apply to clients running on any platform, whether the platform is Windows, Mac, or Linux.

Licensing seats apply to all clients.

License coverage: products and versions

License seats apply equally across product versions. For example, a license covers both version 11.0 and 12.1.x clients within the same site.

See Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection.

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