Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection
Obtain a license and check the clients' licensing status.
Symantec Endpoint Protection(SEP) requires a paid license to receive security content updates, product updates and versions, and access to Technical Support. After you install
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, you have 60 days to purchase enough license seats to cover all of your deployed clients. See:
Step 1: Purchase a license
To purchase a new license, contact your preferred reseller.
You must purchase a license in the following situations:
You license according to the number of clients that you need to protect the endpoints at your site. See:
Step 2: Activate your purchased license
After you purchase your license, you receive an email with a Symantec license file (
.slf) or a license serial number, which is attached to the email as a .zip file. You must extract the .slf file from the .zip file.
You need the serial number to activate the installation.
For more information, see:
You can perform the following tasks to manage your licenses.
Retrieve your serial number
If you have an existing license from Symantec and need to retrieve your serial number, see:
Find out when your license expire and if you are overdeployed
Check the status for each license that you imported into the console to see whether you need to renew a license or purchase more licenses.
You can apply an existing license to a product upgrade. See:
Back up your license file
Back up your license files to preserve them in case the database or the computer's hard disk becomes damaged. See:
Recover your license file
You can recover the license file if you accidentally delete it. See:
Send notifications when licenses are expiring
By default, Symantec Endpoint Protection sends the administrator a preconfigured notification to administrators about expired licenses and other license issues. See:
Check the product license requirements
Learn what are the license requirements for the computers that you want to protect. A license lets you install the
Symantec Endpoint Protectionclient on a specified number of computers. See: