Cerberus FTP Server comes in three distinct versions: Standard, Professional, and Enterprise editions (check out our feature comparison). Commercial use of any version requires buying a license. A single license entitles a user to install Cerberus FTP Server on one machine. One year of free technical support and free major and minor upgrades are included with each license.
How does licensing work?
After purchasing a specific edition of Cerberus FTP Server, users will be emailed a license code that can be used to turn the trial version of Cerberus FTP Server into a fully licensed and functional Standard, Professional, or Enterprise edition. No new installation is necessary. Each license includes a 1 year Service Agreement that entitles the purchaser to free upgrades and support for 1 year from the purchase date. The license code will work with any version of Cerberus released within one year of the purchase date of the license.
A 2 year Service Agreement option is also available that provides a license code that will work on any version of Cerberus FTP Server released within 2 years of the license purchase date.
Note: The software itself never expires, just the ability to update to the latest version expires. When your free support period is over you can purchase a new support agreement if you wish to continue receiving free support and updates.
What is the 2 Year Service Agreement?
Purchasing a license for Cerberus FTP Server includes one year of free technical support and major and minor upgrades from the date of purchase. By upgrading to the 2 year Service Agreement at checkout, users get an additional year of free technical support and upgrades at a substantial discount over the normal purchase price of a new license.
When you purchase a 2 year Service Agreement you will receive a license code that will work with all versions of Cerberus released within two years of your actual purchase date. With the 2 year Service Agreement option you will receive free support and upgrades for two years from your purchase date. There will be no need to request a new license key with the next major release as Cerberus will automatically recognize and allow you to upgrade your installation. If you wish to continue receiving free support and upgrades after your 2 year Service Agreement expires you can purchase a new support agreement for Cerberus. You will be emailed a new license key with your support renew and can simply enter the new license key in Cerberus FTP Server to continue free upgrades.
If multiple virtual computers are running on a single computer, each virtual computer will be required to have a distinct, valid license.