Paid license installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
Symantec Endpoint Protection accepts the license file from your previous Symantec virus protection software. You must purchase a new license when the previous license expires.
The following terminology applies to Symantec product licenses:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The evaluation period is 60 days from the initial installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.