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Licensing Symantec Endpoint Protection

Symantec Endpoint Protection requires a paid license after the trial period expires or when your current license expires. You can apply an existing license to a product upgrade. You use the License Activation Wizard to activate new or renewed licenses, or when you convert a trial license to a paid license. You license Symantec Endpoint Protection according to the number of Symantec Endpoint Protection clients that you need to protect the endpoints at your site.

It is important to understand the license requirements imposed by the system you want to protect. A license lets you install the Symantec Endpoint Protection client on a specified number of computers and download virus definitions and product updates from LiveUpdate.


Academic Subscription Program

The Symantec Academic Subscription Program offers government-approved academic institutions a flexible way to purchase software licenses that are bundled with Essential Support (24x7) on a subscription basis. The program makes it easy to procure and administer and helps reduce the total cost of software licensing.

Key Global Program Features

●    Low entry purchase requirements

●    Annual renewable license agreement

●    Simple and flexible subscription licensing

●    Tiered product discount bands

●    Essential Support bundled with all products

●    Home use rights for faculty and staff

●    Student use option

●    Subscription pricing

●    Co-termination of all licensing purchased under the program

Program Requirements

An Academic Institution must be organized and operated for educational purposes, such as a public or private school, college or university, and be accredited by an appropriate government board of education or accrediting organization.

●    Government-approved Academic Institution

●    Initial order of 250 units or $5,000 MSRP

Subscription Renewal Period

On an annual basis, Symantec will notify customers of their pending Subscription Renewal Period. The Annual Subscription Renewal Period for the Academic Subscription Program is based off the Contract Start Date. For example if the Contract Start Date is August 1, 2009, the first renewal period would be July 31, 2010.

Home Use Rights

During the subscription period, a customer's faculty and staff members have the right to operate one copy of the desktop-based products offered in the Academic Subscription program on their personal home computers. The faculty and staff member must maintain current employment status in order to enjoy the home use rights. No separate purchase of a home use license is required; the home use rights are included in the customer's academic subscription license fees.

Student Use Option for Campus Customers

During a subscription period, a Campus customer may order applicable student-use licenses for each full-time student to use on their student-owned computers. A Campus must order a copy for each student based on the student-use count calculation set forth , below. The student must maintain current enrolled status in order to enjoy the student use rights. Please see the current Academic Subscription price list for a list of the products available for student use.

Full Time Equivalent Calculation

Use the following calculation when determining the total Full Time Equivalent (FTE)* for Campus Enrollments in the Academic Subscription Program.

Faculty/Staff Count:

●    Full-time Faculty (= to 1 FTE)

●    Part-Time Faculty (= 1/3 of a FTE)

●    Full-Time Staff (= to 1 FTE)

●    Part-Time Staff (= to 1/2 of a FTE)

FTE Faculty/Staff Baseline

Student Count for Student Use Option and Campus Managed Software for Student Coverage:

●    Full-Time Students (= to 1 FTE)

●    Part-Time Students (= 1/3 of a FTE)

FTE Student Baseline


Symantec Backup Exec

Backup ExecTM 15 delivers powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use backup and recovery designed for your entire infrastructure regardless of platform: virtual, physical or cloud. Advanced integration with the most recent releases of VMware and Hyper-V ensures recovery is fast and efficient. In a matter of minutes, you can recover anything including VMs, applications, databases, files, folders and granular application objects.

Key Features

●    Protect virtual and physical environments with a single solution.

●    Fast virtual machine snapshots through deep integration with Microsoft® Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) and VMware's vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP) minimizes CPU, memory, and I/O load performance impacts on the virtual host.

●    Backup to disk, tape, and cloud.

●    Fast, efficient, and versatile recovery that easily restores virtual machines, servers, applications, databases, file/folders or granular objects in seconds.

●    Integrated bare-metal disaster recovery, physical to virtual (P2V) and virtual to physical (V2P) recovery.

●    Flexible block-level data deduplication across your entire virtual and/or physical environment.

●    Automatically identify and protect new VMs as they appear so you can be assured your VMs are protected from day one.

●    Easy-to-use interface with intelligent dashboards and intuitive wizards provide the visibility you need to quickly track, monitor and manage every backup and recovery job.

Key Benefits

●    Eliminate niche solutions that increase management time, backup jobs, duplicate data, storage and costs with a single unified scalable solution that protects both virtual and physical.

●    Get fast and reliable backups including backups of VMware and Hyper-V virtual machines and backups that leverage Backup Exec's deduplication technology.

●    Dramatically minimize downtime and data loss by rapidly recovering what you need, when you need it.

●    Efficiently restore data directly from storage, which simplifies and speeds up recovery when you need it most. No more wasting valuable time and disk space mounting the backup job, determining what's inside, and searching for specific data.

●    Protect more data while minimizing backup windows, network traffic, and the disk space required for storing backup files with integrated deduplication and archiving technology.

●    Minimize CPU, memory, and I/O load performance impacts on the virtual host when performing reliable and consistent application aware virtual machine backups.

●    Manage your entire backup environment from a single management console saving you time, money and complexity.