This article describes the steps you can take if a licensing transaction failed such as a license key activation and the error message specifically references this KB article and states automated compliance checks have failed. The following sections are covered:
Why was your license activation request flagged?
Based on data that Sophos received from the license activation request, we discovered that the product is operating from a country that is under a comprehensive embargo administered by one, or many countries, or an international organization (e.g., the United Nations). Currently, the following countries are under comprehensive trade embargoes:
Additionally, many countries maintain block lists of persons, companies, or organizations that have been determined to be threats to national security or foreign policy. Sophos currently screens all transactions against approximately 250 different government block lists, including the Entity List, Special Designated Nationals List, and Statutorily Debarred Parties list from the U.S.; the Restrictive Measures List from EU; and, the HM Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets and List of Proscribed Terrorists Group from the UK. Please see the following websites for more information:
If the product is not in any of the countries listed above or if the screening tool incorrectly matched the supplied contact data against a block list, then please take the steps below. The Sophos team will review the case and either approve the transaction or explain why we are unable to:
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