ESET Licensing


DO MORE WITH
EASY-TO-MANAGE LICENSING

Which licence type should I use?

WHY WE ARE INTRODUCING A NEW LICENSING SYSTEM

We have created a new licencing system to give users flexible control over, and excellent visibility
of, their licence status and usage.

Industry-standard Licence Key

We are replacing Username and Password with industry-standard Licence Keys. All Business Solutions and Business Packs now utilize just one Licence Key for all included products.


Transparent licence update

The new licencing utilizes “transparent licence update” for trouble-free operation with the licence. In addition, changes are automatically transferred, even after licence upgrade, renewal or any other change.

Licence grouping

It is possible to group multiple licences under one account, with user-defined e-mail address and own password, making work with licences even more convenient.


New ESET Licence Administrator

The new ESET Licence Administrator brings enhanced visibility to licence status and real-time usage.

WHY USE ESET LICENCE ADMINISTRATOR?

For customers seeking more granular control, reporting and overview of their ESET licences,
we offer the new cloud-based ESET Licence Administrator.

Ensures compatibility with new products

For existing customers it provides a convenient way to change their Username and Password to the new format in order to ensure compatibility with newly released products.


Real-time status and usage

The new ESET Licence Administrator brings enhanced visibility to licence status and real-time usage.


Deactivating and recouping

It provides the option to deactivate selected units, in case of theft or loss, and to recoup these licences back to the licence pool.

Licence distribution and merging

It allows users to authorize a third party to distribute the licence, and merge multiple licences from multiple customers under one account.


Offline licence files

It allows users to self-generate the license files for legacy products and “offline license files” if products are used in an environment without Internet connectivity.

Take me to ESET License Administrator

Compatible with
ESET Remote Administrator 5:

Product
version:

Activates
by:

ESET Endpoint Security for Windows5.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Windows5.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for macOS4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Linux Desktop4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Smart Security Business Edition4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Endpoint Security for Android1.xUsername/Password
ESET Mobile Security Business Edition1.xUsername/Password
ESET File Security for Windows Server4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server Core4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET File Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Mail Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Mail Security for IBM Domino4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Security for Kerio Connect4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Security for Kerio Control4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Gateway Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris4.x and olderUsername/Password
ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint Server4.x and olderUsername/Password

Compatible with
ESET Remote Administrator 6:

Product
version:

Activates
by:

ESET Endpoint Security for Windows6.x and 5.x6.x - Licence Key
5.x - Username/Password
ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Windows 6.x and 5.x6.x - Licence Key
5.x - Username/Password
ESET Endpoint Security for macOS6.xLicence Key
ESET Endpoint Antivirus for macOS6.xLicence Key
ESET Shared Local Cache1.xLicence Key
ESET Virtualization Security for VMware vShield1.xLicence Key
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition for macOS4.xUsername/Password
ESET NOD32 Antivirus Business Edition for Linux Desktop4.xUsername/Password
ESET Endpoint Security for Android2.xLicence Key
ESET Mobile Device Managment for Apple iOS6.3.xLicence Key
ESET File Security for Windows Server6.x and 4.5.x6.x - Licence Key
4.5.x - Username/Password
ESET File Security for Microsoft Windows Server Core6.x and 4.5.x6.x - Licence Key
4.5.x - Username/Password
ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server6.x and 4.5.xUsername/Password
ESET Mail Security for Linux/BSD/Solaris4.5.xUsername/Password
ESET Mail Security for IBM Domino4.5.xUsername/Password
ESET Security for Kerio4.5.xUsername/Password
ESET Security for Microsoft SharePoint Server4.5.xUsername/Password
ESET Smart Security 4 Business Edition4.2.76Username/Password
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 Business Edition4.2.76Username/Password
  • Licence Key
    A unique string in the format XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX is used for identification of the licence owner and activation of the licence.

  • Licence Owner
    Receives an email with the following licence information: licence key, public licence ID, username/password. The licence owner is able to authorize the seat distribution for the security admin (who identifies himself based on email address and password).

  • ESET Licence Administrator Password
    This is a password generated for each licence that is necessary for user authentication upon login to ESET Licence Administrator. If you have your Licence Key, you will be prompted to enter a password to access the information about your selected licence and perform actions via the ESET Licence Administrator interface. For new customers, an ESET Licence Administrator password will be automatically generated upon order / activation of their licence, and sent to the contact e-mail address in a separate e-mail to ensure security.

  • Security Admin
    Manages the licences and can be different from the actual Licence Owner. The Licence Owner can delegate a licence to the Security Admin (authorize him/her) and upon acceptance, the Security Admin can manage it. The Security Admin can use the licence to activate ESET products (associate seats).

  • Public ID
    A short string used to identify the licence to a 3rd party (for example, the Security Admin responsible for the Unit/Seat distribution).

  • ESET Licence Administrator
    A web-based solution to manage licences, either as a Licence Owner, or as a Security Admin. You can monitor your licences and activated units and observe licence events such as expiration, usage and authorization.

  • Licence Username and Password

    These are credentials used to activate previous generations of ESET security products. Using ESET Licence Administrator, you can convert Licence Key to Username and Password to use with older products, and conversely convert Username and Password to a Licence Key to be used with new generations of ESET security products:

    • Convert Username/Password to Licence Key

    • Convert Licence Key to Username/Password


  • Product *. lic file

    This is an automatically generated digitally signed file used to activate an ESET product to provide the following licence information:

    • Licence files - If a licence allows you to download a licence file (.lic) and a Username and Password, those credentials can be used to activate older products.

    • Offline licence files - If a licence allows you to download an offline licence file (.lf) - that file can be used to perform offline activation. The number of offline licences will be subtracted from the total number of available licences.

HOW IS ESET UNILICENCE APPLIED?

Unilicence covers most popular computer, smartphone and tablet and File Server operating systems, allowing to mix and match endpoint protection among the below mentioned devices. You can switch to a different platform without having to purchase additional licences.

Unilicence coverage of Operating systems:
Computer: Windows, Mac, Linux
Smartphone and Tablet: Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile
File Server: Windows, Linux, BSD, Solaris

1.

Mix and Match
the Licences As Needed

The main benefit of ESET Unilicence is flexibility. ESET Unilicence covers all the bases allowing you to mix and match endpoint protection according to your actual needs – without wasting a single licence.

Less than or equal to 25 seats:
Applies to these endpoints: Desktop computers, laptops, netbooks, terminals, virtual machines, smartphones and tablets.

More than 25 seats:
Applies to all of the above + file servers.

2.

Switch to a Different
Platform Anytime

With ESET Unilicence you are completely free to switch the protection from one platform to another. You can do so anytime during the licence term, without having to purchase additional licences.

Suppose the computer is running a Windows OS and you decide to switch to Linux. With a valid ESET licence, you can download and install e.g. ESET solution for Linux Desktop on the same machine, using the same licence credentials supplied with the original purchase.

3.

Transfer a Licence
to Another Computer

In addition, you can transfer a valid ESET licence to a completely new computer, provided you cease using the old one. The transfer includes switching from one OS to another as well.

Suppose you decide to stop using an ESET-protected computer with a Windows operating system, and get a new Mac. To protect the new Mac with ESET, just transfer the licence from the Windows machine you stopped using - and simply install an ESET solution for Mac.

Free local technical support

Do More with the help of our specialists.

On call to provide technical support when you need it.

ESET Remote Administrator

Deploy, manage and oversee your network's security with our new Remote Administrator.

ESET Remote Administrator comes as standard with all our new generation products.

Licencing for business

Enjoy simpler licencing with our new-generation products, via our Licence Administrator portal.

How licencing works