Symantec Endpoint Protection
product license terminology

You must purchase a license that covers each deployed client. One license covers all clients regardless of platform and version.
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
license.
Deployed
Deployed refers to the endpoint computers that are under the protection of the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
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
product license to enable unrestricted access to all program functionality. You use the License Activation wizard to complete the activation process.
Seat
A seat is a single endpoint computer that the
Symantec Endpoint Protection
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.
Trial license
A trial license refers to a fully functioning installation of
Symantec Endpoint Protection
operating within the free evaluation period. If you want to continue using
Symantec Endpoint Protection
beyond the evaluation 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.
You must get trial license from your sales account representative.
The evaluation period is 60 days from the initial installation of
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
.
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
installation and managing your product licenses after installation.