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Symantec Endpoint Security (SEP 11.0) Renewal question

Created: 29 Sep 2009 • 4 comments
mthompson's picture
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I'm a bit confused about the renewal of SEP11.0.  I know it no longer requires a license file or activation but i'm confused about yearly renwal.  Has that gone away?  My system never says its out of date or that the virus definitions have expired.  How am I to know if they have exprired or need renewal? Especially if my system always has a current up to date - date.

I also recenlty installed this on a completly different network for another company and it installed with old 2008 definitions with the warning that said it was out of date but than it did a Live Update and all was well.  I haven't registered anything yet, so this new system is doing the samething, how to know if it is out of date?

Do I really have to worry about this anymore if I buy it once, am I all good?  Confused on what the web-site says and what a Sales Rep says.

---- also on the same note, if I don't have to renew every year is this beacuse Symantec is coming more inline with what Microsoft is going to be deliverying soon?  A complety free care bundel for windows?

Thanks for any clarification.

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Bijay.Swain's picture

SEP has no license file anymore. you have to renew the paper licence only. Symantec trusts their customer so you must renew your paper license . and don't distribute the software to anybody this will be treated as pirecy.

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veilsnzills17's picture

Your yearly renewal entitles you for a free version upgrade and technical assistance. Yes SEP 11.0 doesn't need a license file anymore and admittedly, you would still get live updates after the maintenance contract had expired however you will not be compliant with the licensing policies.

Bottom line is you still need to renew you maintenance contract yearly.

Hope this helps.

Cheers, Belle D. Licensing and Serialization(EMEA)

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ssp.vellore's picture

We are using Symnatec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Corporate Edition.

Kindly explain the procedure in detail of License renwal. 

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Rampuji's picture

is only thing we need to renew the maintainence contract....? no need to renew the license of the product....

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