Symantec Antivirus Enterprise License expires - how long do I have?

Hi,

We have the most recent of Symantec Antivirus Enterprise edition on our network. We have a primary server downloading definitions and distributing them to all our clients.  We also run Syamantec Mail Security for Exchange most recent version that downloads definitions as well.

Our Symantec Antivirus license for both is up March 1st. We are moving over to Microsoft Forefront.  I'm not sure if we can complete the switch over by March 1st.

Will the Symantec stop downloading definitions on march 2nd?  Anyway to work around this? I don't think Symantec will allow us to buy a one month license.

Thanks,
Dean
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GeyybeccaCommented:
I believe it will keep downloading, the only time there is an exception to this is Symantec Mail Security for SMTP which requires a licence file before it will download updates. As soon as your licence runs out its stops downloading. I have Enterprise version 10.0 and that still downloads fine
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murgroupCommented:
If you have enterprise edition only your maintenance agreement will expire. The product will continue to function properly. The mail security license is only good for one year (hate that). It will continue to work but will not update the definitions. Why Forefront? Interested to hear your thoughts. We have looked at it also but not moving that direction yet.
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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
Thanks!

It looks like we will NOT be protected on the Exchange site but will on the PC client side.

Any more input on the Exchange side of things?

We have purchased the Microsoft Enterprise agreement ECal bundle so the forefront price is substantially cheaper than Symantec.

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GeyybeccaCommented:
Not quite correct, If I recall Symantec Mail security for Exchange does not require a licence file, only Mail Security for SMTP, so if you have the former you should be fine
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murgroupCommented:
You will be ok overall. The client will protect each users mailbox from viruses until you get Forefront installed. It's always nice to block email viruses before the hit the Exchange server but you have client security as a backup.
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DeanUnitedAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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