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Do I need a paid license for an unmanaged client?

Created: 11 Feb 2013 | 14 comments

I have SEP 12.1 installed as an unmanaged client and have found it unable to take live updates. Do I need a paid license in order to receive live updates? What other restrictions does it have on a trial license?

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.Brian's picture

Yes, you do, per this KB article:

Licensing an unmanaged client

Article:HOWTO81071  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81071

 

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

SEP 12.1 unmanaged client requires the licenses.To enable the submission of reputation data from an unmanaged client, you must install a paid license on the client

Please check out the below document

Licensing an unmanaged client

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO55368&actp=search&viewlocale=en_US&searchid=1310896640729

Managing product licenses

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO16355

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

pete_4u2002's picture

you need to have license for unamanged as well.

What is the SEP version? can you check liveupdate log?

Jermin's picture

Thanks for the replies. I've decided to buy a license. But I just saw there was a new SEP called Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition 2013. And its license is cheaper than that of SEP 12.1. What are the differences between them?Currently I'm using SEP 12.1 on my dedicated server running Windows Server 2003, which is collocated in an IDC in my city. It's basically being run as a web and game server. Which version do you recommend?

.Brian's picture

Check the comparison here

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/f...

SBE may fit best for you in your case for unmanaged

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SebastianZ's picture

Small business 2013 is can work either as cloud-managed service or as an on-premise management application - please note that from the features and options limitations it will be similar to SEP SBE 12.1 - it is designed for smaller environment, depending how many clients are you planning to deploy.

Sumit G's picture

How many clients are in your network?

Regards

Sumit G.

.Brian's picture

Since it is exposed to the Internet, make sure you also have a firewall on it and I would add the IPS. SBE offers both of these components so if that is cheaper, you can go for that.

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Jermin's picture

Thanks for the explanation. I've heard that an unmanaged client can still receive live updates after the license expires. Is it true?

SebastianZ's picture

When the license goes out of compliance the Symantec Endpoint Protection product goes into enforcement mode. There are two types of enforcement

1)  Hard Enforcement: SEP 12.1 Small Business Edition

  • Content update downloads stop for both server and clients.In Small Business Edition it's 1:1 mapping with CAT server.
  • UI changes and log notifications are started.

2)  Soft Enforcement: SEP 12.1 Enterprise Edition

  •  Content update downloads continue from all the sources.
  •  UI changes and log notifications are started.

...if you are on the EE Edition it will still receive the updates.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

kishorilal1986's picture

it is corporate edition and having features of managed and unmangaed as per corporate client. So that u need licence to purchase this bundle SEP software even it is unmanaged.