Product license requirements

Article:HOWTO81290  |  Created: 2012-10-25  |  Updated: 2013-08-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81290
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Product license requirements

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

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

Table: Product license requirements

Product

Requirement

Paid license installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition

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

See About the licensing enforcement rules.

Symantec legacy virus protection software

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

Trialware

A 30-day trial license is included with Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition. You must purchase a license when the trial 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 Small Business Edition license.

See Activating or importing your Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1 product license .

Deployed

Deployed refers to the endpoint computers that are under the protection of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 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 Small Business Edition 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 Small Business Edition 12.1 product license .

Seat

A seat is a single endpoint computer that the Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 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.

Trialware

Trialware refers to a fully functioning installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition operating within the free trial period. The trial period is 30 days from the initial installation of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. If you want to continue using Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition beyond the trial 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.

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 Small Business Edition installation and after installation, managing your product licenses.

See Planning the installation.

See Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection.

See About purchasing licenses.

See Activating or importing your Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 12.1 product license .


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