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SecurityCenter CV Behavior on Expiration of Maintenance Period or License


The purpose of this document is to describe the behavior SCCV when software maintenance is allowed to expire (perpetual) or when a subscription license expires.

SecurityCenter Console

Depending on the license type, the behavior is different.

  • With a perpetual license, the software will remain fully functional. All user data will be accessible. However, the SecurityCenter feed will stop, meaning that no new plugin updates, dashboard updates, report updates or audit file updates will be received. Scan and data collection functionality will be inhibited as described in the PVS, LCE and Nessus sections below.
  • With a subscription license, the user will no longer be able to access the console. The user will be forced to enter a new license key. Normal operation will resume once the license key has been replaced.


Nessus behaves as follows. When the software maintenance period expires, Nessus will no longer receive plugin updates. After a period of 90 days, Nessus will stop working and cannot perform new scans. As described above, SecurityCenter will stop receiving feeds once the maintenance period expires, therefore the Nessus scanners managed by SecurityCenter will not be updated and will stop working after the 90 day period.


PVS will stop working after 30 days with no updates. No new data will be processed by PVS after the 30-day period has elapsed.


LCE will stop processing new logs on the day of license expiration. Existing data within LCE can still be queried.

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