About the license
January 10, 2024
A license is a time-limited right to use the application as granted under the terms of the concluded End User License Agreement.
The available functionality and application usage period depend on the type of license under which the application is being used.
The following types of licenses are available:
- Trial – a free license for users to get to know the application.
Trial licenses have a short validity period. On expiry of a trial license, all the functions of Kaspersky Security become unavailable. To continue using the application, you need to purchase a commercial license.
You can use the application under a trial license only for one trial usage period.
- Commercial — a paid license.
When the commercial license expires, the application continues to work in limited functionality mode. Kaspersky Security stops updating application databases, using Kaspersky Security Network, and scanning objects upon requests from the third-party applications (AMSI Protection). You can still protect and scan virtual machines, but only using application databases that were installed before the license expiration date. To continue using Kaspersky Security in fully functional mode, you must renew your commercial license.
It is recommended to extend the validity period of the license before its expiration date to ensure maximum protection.
Application functionality that is available under a license depends on the license type. The following types of licenses are available for Kaspersky Security application:
- Standard license (Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security Standard).
- Enterprise license (Kaspersky Hybrid Cloud Security Enterprise).
Same type of the license should be used to activate the application on all SVMs connected to one Integration Server.
The following application functionalities are available only if you are using the application under an enterprise license:
- System Integrity Monitoring component.
- Application Startup Control component installed on a virtual machine with a server operating system.
- Extended SVM selection capabilities: use of tags for connecting Light Agents to SVMs, and configuration of the algorithm for selecting which SVM to connect to.
Please note that the application functionalities provided under an enterprise license are available for the Light Agent only if the Light Agent is connected to an SVM on which the key for the enterprise license is added.
Kaspersky Security application offers the following licensing schemes:
- Licensing by number of virtual machines protected using the application. This licensing scheme employs server or desktop keys (depending on the operating system type of the protected virtual machines). Under the licensing restrictions, the application is used to protect a certain number of virtual machines, on which the Light Agent component is installed.
For Kaspersky Security for Virtualization 5.2 Light Agent, you can also use the universal key intended for Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business. This key lets you protect a certain number of virtual machines regardless of the operating system installed on them.
The Universal key for the Kaspersky Endpoint Security for Business application is available not in all regions. Contact Kaspersky partner that sold you a license for information about the capability to use this key.
- Licensing by number of cores used in the physical processors on the hypervisors on which protected virtual machines are running. The licensing scheme employs keys with restrictions on the number of processor cores. Under the licensing restrictions, the application is used to protect all virtual machines with the Light Agent component that can run on the hypervisors, which use a certain number of cores in their physical processors.
- Licensing by the number of processors used on the hypervisors on which protected virtual machines are running. This licensing scheme uses keys with a restriction on the number of processors. Under the licensing restriction, the application is used to protect all virtual machines with the Light Agent component that run on hypervisors using a certain number of processors.