What does a
Symantec Endpoint Protection
license cover?

The number of
Symantec Endpoint Protection
licenses are enforced according to the following rules:
Licensing enforcement rules
Where applies
Rule
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.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
components
A
Symantec Endpoint Protection
license applies to the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
clients. For instance, in a network with 50 computers, the license must provide for a minimum of 50 seats. Instances of
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
do not require a license.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
does not require that the client has a license to access the management server. An unlicensed client that connects to the management server is given a license. You must ensure that you have purchased enough license seats to cover each client computer.
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.
Platforms
License seats apply to clients running on any platform, whether the platform is Windows, Mac, or Linux.
Products and versions
License seats apply equally across product versions.
For information on licensing the clients that access the third-party server software, such as Microsoft SQL Server, contact the software vendor.