Sonicwall Security Service questions

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We have NSA 250M Sonicwall with Security services(Anti-virus,intrusion prevention) until 8/23/2016. It expired a week ago.
The reason I just let it expires is we are waiting for Merger and this will be taken down in a couple of month.
My question is what happens when the license expires? Does it automatically pass virus and intrusion attempts pass through or  does it just not  download new definition files and continue working with existing definitions?

When I click Anti-virus and Intrusion Prevention, it shows like this. It doesn't say whether it still works with existing definitions or it passes through.

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Also, when I look at log, it seems filtering intrusion attempt such as ip spoofing,...

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Commented:
When your licenses expire, the machine essentially just becomes a stateful packet inspection device. Everything is still logged, judgements on what would happen are shown, but everything just passes through.
J SpoorTME / Network Security Evangelist
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IP Spoof is part of the code, not of IPS.
Without Security Service active / licensed it will indeed not block intrusions or viruses.


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