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License

Licenses are used to authorize the users' features, authorize the users' services, or extend the performance. If you do not buy and install the corresponding license, the features, services, and performance which is based on the license will not be used or cannot be achieved.

License classes and rules.

Platform License Description Valid Time
Platform Trial

Platform license is the basis of the other licenses operation. If the platform license is invalid, the other licenses are not effective. The device have been pre-installed platform trial license for 15 days in the factory.

You cannot modify the existing configuration when License expires. The system will restore to factory defaults when the device reboot.

Platform Base

You can install the platform base license after the device formal sale. The license provide basic firewall and VPN function.

System cannot upgrade the OS version when the license expires, but the system could still work normally.

Function License Description Valid Time
VSYS

Authorizing the available number of VSYS.

Permanent
SSL VPN Authorizing the maximum number of SSL VPN access. Through installing multiple SSL VPN licenses, you can add the maximum number of SSL VPN access. Permanent
iQoS Enable QoS function. System cannot upgrade the iQoS function and cannot provide the maintenance service when License expired.
WAP Traffic Distribution Providing WAP traffic distribution. Permanent
Sandbox License

Providing sandbox function and white list update, authorizing the number of suspicious files uploaded per day.

Including 4 licenses: Sandbox-200, Sandbox-300, Sandbox-500 and Sandbox-1000. The number of files allowed to upload per day is different for different licenses.

The valid time including 1 year, 2 years and 3 years.

System cannot analyze the collected data and cannot update the white list when the license expires.

The sandbox protection function can only be used according to the local database cache results. If you restart the device, the function cannot be used.

Service License Description Valid Time
AntiVirus

Providing antivirus function and antivirus signature database update.

System cannot update the antiviru signature database when the license expires, but the antivirus function could still be used normally

URL

Providing URL database and URL signature database update.

System cannot provide the search URL database online function when the license expires, but the user-defined URL and URL filtering function can be used normally.

IPS

Providing IPS function and IPS signature database update.

System cannot update the IPS signature database when the license expires, but the IPS function could still be used normally.

APP signature

APP signature license is issued with platform license, you do not need to apply alone. The valid time of license is same as platform license.

System cannot update the APP signature database when the license expires, but the included functions and rules could still be used normally.

Threat Prevention

A package of features, including AntiVirus, IPS, and corresponding signature database update.

System cannot update all signature databases when the license expires, but the included functions and rules could still be used normally.

PTF Providing Perimeter Traffic Filtering function of predefined black list and IP reputation database update. System cannot update the IP reputation database when the license expires.
IP Reputation Providing Perimeter Traffic Filtering function of IP reputation and IP reputation database update. From 5.5R6, StoneOS will support the Perimeter Traffic Filtering function of IP Reputation instead of predefined black list.You can buy the license of IP reputation to upgrade. System cannot update the IP reputation database when the license expires.
StoneShield A package of features, including Abnormal Behavior Detection, Advanced Threat Detection, and corresponding signature database update. System cannot update all signature databases when the license expires, but the included functions and rules could still be used normally.
Antispam Providing Anti-Spam function. The Anti-Spam function cannot be used when the license expires.

Expansion and Enhancement License

Description Valid Time
AEL Advance the maximum value of concurrent sessions and performance. Permanent

From the version 5.5R5, the CloudEdge license has been upgraded to the latest version, with a different licensing mechanism. After the installation of the new platform license, the SN number of the device will be changed to a virtual SN (vSN for short). If you want to continue to obtain function or sub licenses, they can be applied through the vSN number. For the new license does not depend on the SN number of the original system after the re-installation of system, the new license that was originally applied for can still be effective. At the same time, Hillstone provides LMS ( license management system) to verify and manage licenses, which can ensure the security of licenses.

CloudEdge is pre-installed with a free default license without application.You can apply for the platform license (the old version of the platform license) through the SN number or directly apply for the new version of the license. Old version platform license is divided into base license and trial license. The new platform license is divided into base license and sub license.

Viewing License List

Select System > License to enter the License List page. All licenses the system supports will be displayed in this page, including the authorized licenses and unauthorized licenses.

If there is license that is about to expire (the remaining valid period is within 30 days) or has expired:

  • When you log into the device, the License Expiration Information dialog box will pop up, which prompts for licenses that are about to expire or have expired. Check the Don't remind me again checkbox so that the dialog box will never prompt again when you login. Click the Update Now button to jump to the License List page.
  • The notification icon with the number of notifications is displayed in the upper-right corner. Hover your mouse over the icon, and click Details after the License Expiration Information, the License Expiration Information dialog will pop up.

Applying for a License

Before you apply for a license, you have to generate a license request first.

  1. Under License Request, input user information. All fields are required.

  2. Click Generate, and then appears a bunch of code.
  3. Send the code to your sales contact. The sales person will issue the license and send the code back to you.

Installing a License

After obtaining the license, you must install it to the device.

To install a license, take the following steps:

  1. Select System > License .
  2. Click OK.

  3. Go to System > Device Management, and click the Option tab.
  4. Click Reboot, and select Yes in the prompt.

  5. System will reboot. When it starts again, installed license(s) will take effect.