The number of Symantec Endpoint Protection licenses are enforced according to the following rules:
Table: Licensing enforcement rules
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.
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.