How does the Symantec Mail Security product respond when the License expires?
The license (*.slf) has reached the expiration date and exceeded the grace period. How will the product react?
The dates listed in the XML Symantec License File (*.slf) indicate the actual end of the license, the warning and grace periods are calculated back from the
Each license "key" follows the format listed below. From the example below:
The warning date will begin to warn of the pending expiration 120 days prior to 2010-07-10. (warnings will begin 60 days before the official expiration)
The license will expire 60 days prior to the listed end date of 2010-07-10. (This will begin the grace period. The functionality will continue to avoid unforeseen re-licensing delays)
The license will cease to function on the listed end date of 2010-07-10. (This is the end of the grace period if no new license has been installed.)
The product will continue to function, and mail delivery will not be impacted, but the protection offered for security and Spam should not be relied upon.
Note: Symantec Endpoint Suite with Email 2.0 bundled with Symantec™ Mail Security for Microsoft® Exchange 7.5 Server license expiration does not support a grace period of 60 days.
Apply a new current license using the normal process.
'Applying a license (.SLF) file for Symantec Mail Security for Exchange'
Symantec licensing portal: https://licensing.symantec.com/acctmgmt/index.jsp