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What happens when a license expires?

Hi ..!

What happens when a license expires?

 

I just..

If the licenses for each device expire, can I use the features I used before?

And what features are available and what are not? I wonder.

 

     1. Smart-1 

     2. Collector

     3. TE

 

Thank you for taking the time to ask.

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Re: What happens when a license expires?

On management and log servers, if a license expire, you wound be able to use any of the admin tools. However, management licenses are usually permanent.

On gateways, if a license expire, gateway will carry on the last installed policy. You will not be able to change it and to use any service based on subscription. Yet, gateway licenses are also usually permanent.

For any of subscriptions, when expire, the feature / service in question will be unavailable for you. 

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Re: What happens when a license expires?

Sorry Valeri, but regarding the gateway you are wrong, you can still update the policy and you will not have any subscriptions that will work anymore but FW and VPN and even Identity Awareness will keep on working as usual.
What you will not have is:
support from Check Point
the ability to make IP changes to the license when the counter expires
the upgrade ability using CPUSE, so no version updates nor Jumbo's
Regards, Maarten
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Re: What happens when a license expires?

Well... If a gateway license is expired and you try to push policy, you will get an error message that the license is expired (or that there is no license). I think this is the same thing as not having able to change the security policy. I have experienced this several times, lately about a week ago.

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Re: What happens when a license expires?

if there is no license correct, but all normal gateway / vpn licenses do not expire, you only do or do not pay for maintenance and support.
The latter cannot prevent you from updating your policy, eval's however do expire.
I have never not been able to install a policy due to a license that was no longer in maintenance.
That you get a message for all expired subscriptions that are expired and it will tell you the functionality will be disabled, indeed I will not debate that.
Regards, Maarten
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Re: What happens when a license expires?

@Maarten_Sjouw,

let's be precise here. The topic starter did not specify, WHICH license expires, exactly. My answer assumes at some part, he has had a temporal GW license with an expiration date: an evaluation one, plug and play, EA, etc.

Your answer assumes support contracts expire, but GW license is permanent. I did mention this in the answer as well. 

That said, we are both correct, and since the original question is vague, either case can be relevant.

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Re: What happens when a license expires?

@Valeri_Loukine You are correct.
It is indeed very unclear but still a lot of people do not understand the expiration of licenses for normal management and gateway licenses.
A normal license itself does not expire and will keep on working.
All that expires is:
the subscriptions (the extra features),
the right to upgrade/update,
the right to support,
the right to access more than the public knowledge base articles,
the possibility to get the IP counter reset.
Regards, Maarten
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