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How are Symantec Products affected by Oracle's announcement of Java SE 8 licensing

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Article ID: 150948

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Endpoint Protection Data Center Security Server Advanced Email Security.cloud Messaging Gateway

Issue/Introduction

Oracle announced that, after January 2019, Java SE (Standard Edition) 8 public updates will not be available for business, commercial or production use without a commercial license.

How are Symantec Products affected by this announcement?

Resolution

How does this affect Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)?

User's implementation and use of Symantec Endpoint Protection (“SEP”), if used in accordance with the Customer’s Agreement and any applicable Third Party Notice, does not require a separately purchased or licensed Oracle Java license.

 

How does this affect Schemus (Email.cloud synchronization tool)?

The current version of Schemus is 1.52.3, OpenJDK 1.8.0_302 is bundled with it for the Java Runtime Engine. 

The previous version of Schemus was version 1.50, it bundled Java Runtime and does not provide a mechanism for upgrading the JRE. This is distributed under the license applicable at that time (JRE 1.8u25). Users will not be affected if using the bundled JRE.

 

How does this affect Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG)?

The SMG product is a closed box system and comes with a bundled Java which can't be updated, same as with SEP it does not require a separately purchased or licensed Oracle Java license.

 

How does this affect Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP)?

Symantec has a commercial agreement with Oracle and will continue to receive new releases and security updates to JDK 8 for the future. Symantec will be providing JRE updates as necessary.

 

How does this affect Symantec Data Center Security (DCS)?

User's implementation and use of Symantec Data Center Security (DCS), if used in accordance with the Customer's Agreement and any applicable Third Party Notice, does not require a separately purchased or licensed Oracle Java license.