Government Program

The Symantec Government Program is for qualified government entities that need to purchase license quantities without signed contracts or financial commitments. The Government Program simplifies buying license quantities for use in the country of purchase. Government buyers are freed from formal contracts and commitments, and are eligible to earn increased discounts for purchases that grow with the size of each order. Managing your discount eligibility can help you meet the budget challenges of government entities at all levels.


  • Available for all software products
  • Low minimum requirements
  • Incentives for total volume of each order
  • No signed contract required
  • No financial commitment


The Government Licensing Program is available to qualified entities at the federal, state, territory, county, municipal or tribal level. Departments of qualifying government entities may include executive, legislative, judicial or administrative functions.
Qualified Government Institutions may include other special entities such as the United Nations and affiliates, NATO, public utilities, public hospitals, public libraries and other quasi-governmental agencies, excluding academic. Contact your Symantec sales representative or reseller for country- or entity-specific information about eligibility.

Government Program Bands

Each band represents a discount range* applied to the total amount of each purchase.

Government Bands – North America & Latin America

Band Levels Minimum Quantities
S 1
A 5-249
H 250+

Government Bands – Japan

Band Levels Minimum Quantities
S 1
D 5-249
H 250+

Government Bands – International (except Japan)

Band Levels Minimum Quantities
S 1
A 5
* Levels are calculated by product, SKU quantity, total purchase amount, region and currency rates. Discounts are provided to the entity placing the order with Symantec. For channel orders, Symantec provides the appropriate band level pricing to the channel partner, and the customer then arranges pricing the order with its reseller.

Government Program Features

Feature Government Program
Minimum purchase requirements 1 server per transaction or 5 desktop licenses
Agreement Type Certificate
Discounts Per transaction
License deployment rights Country of purchase
De-centralized purchasing (subsidiaries/affiliates) No
Available support and maintenance services Yes
Consolidation of support and maintenance services No
Symantec Agreement Number (SAN) Yes