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"We are running at about 90,000 pounds per year. The solution is a licensed cost. The hardware that they gave us was pretty much next to nothing. It is the license that we're paying for.""The license is based on the concurrent IP addresses that it's investigating. We have 9,800 to 10,000 IP addresses.""There are additional features that can be purchased in addition to the standard licensing fee, such as Cognito Recall and Stream.""We have a desire to increase our use. However, it all comes down to budget. It's a very expensive tool that is very difficult to prove business support for. We would like to have two separate networks. We have our corporate network and PCI network, which is segregated due to payment processing. We don't have it for deployed in the PCI network. It would be good to have it fully deployed there to provide us with additional monitoring and control, but the cost associated with their licensing model makes it prohibitively expensive to deploy.""At the time of purchase, we found the pricing acceptable. We had an urgency to get something in place because we had a minor breach that occurred at the tail end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. This indicated we had a lack of ability to detect things on the network. Hence, why we moved quickly to get into the tool in place. We found things like Bitcoin mining and botnets which we closed quickly. In that regard, it was worth the money.""The pricing is very good. It's less expensive than many of the tools out there.""The pricing is high.""Their licensing model is antiquated. I'm not a fan of their licensing model. We have to pay for licensing based on four different things. You have to pay based on the number of unique IPs, the number of logs that we send through Recall and Stream, and the size of our environment. They need to simplify their licensing down to just one thing. It should be based on the amount of data, the number of devices, or something else, but there should be just one thing for everything. That's what they need to base their licensing on. Cost-wise, they're not cheap. They were definitely the most expensive option, but you get what you pay for. They're not the cheapest option."

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"It is priced low enough for entry-level, but it has the power to grow with a company without them having to replace it.""The biggest advice that I could probably give people is when you buy the solution be prepared to either buy the unlimited license or buy more licenses than you think. Each user license gives you one employee and each a user gives you five devices. In the world nowadays where everybody has a cellphone, tablet, desktop, and laptop, that's four devices. You still get one more device per person. That covers your servers and back-ends.""It is a good fit for SMBs because of its maintainability. When you want to keep your costs low, then Kerio Control is a very good solution. It's not an expensive product that is well integrated. It has a complete set of features within it that make it a very strong product.""GFI has made a stupid decision regarding small office licensing. For offices where there are only three to five employees and had five years towards a five user product, they now force these customers to a 10-year user license. I really don't understand it. It's a stupid decision for the small offices who want a good solution for security because they'll probably decide to go to another product. Why should they buy something that they don't use?""The fixed model of users and devices is a bit of a problem for us. We want to be able to expand it fast and not have to contact our supplier first to get a license... If they had a larger fixed price with unlimited users or devices, that would help. Now, it's five users each time. A pack of 100 or 200 users for a certain price would make it more dynamic and user-scalable.""The yearly maintenance fee is a bit high for the Kerio Control Boxes. The end of life for the devices is kind of short. It seems like they're making you upgrade within a short period of time. They should at least allow five years, but it seems like they are changing their end of life to be shorter to generate revenue.""It gives us a lot. It does prove to be a very robust product for the cost.""I think it is a bit on the pricey side, but it's okay. I've got 50 licenses which I think is $250 a year or something like that."

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Top Answer: It does a reliable job of parsing out the logs of all the network traffic so that we can ingest them into our SIEM and… more »
Top Answer: Their licensing model is antiquated. I'm not a fan of their licensing model. We have to pay for licensing based on four… more »
Top Answer: They use a proprietary logging format that is probably 90% similar to Bro Logs. Their biggest area of improvement is… more »
Top Answer: The reporting needs to be improved. It is hard to get a domain.
Top Answer: The price of the solution is reasonable. For additional costs, you can add on more features such as antivirus.
Top Answer: 1. More detailed reporting. 2. Sometimes you get a few challenges joining to a domain. 3. Improved and simplified User… more »
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Vectra® is the leader in network detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using artificial intelligence to collect, store and enrich network metadata with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra offers three applications on the Cognito platform to address high-priority use cases. Cognito Stream™ sends security-enriched metadata to data lakes and SIEMs. Cognito Recall™ is a cloud-based application to store and investigate threats in enriched metadata. And Cognito Detect™ uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed.

Kerio Control brings together next-generation firewall capabilities -- including a network firewall and router, intrusion detection and prevention (IPS), gateway anti-virus, VPN, and web content and application filtering. These comprehensive capabilities and unmatched deployment flexibility make Kerio Control the ideal choice for small and mid-sized businesses.

Zenith helps organizations protect client devices, data centers, and enterprise cloud deployments from cyber attacks.
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Sample Customers
Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
Triton Technical, McDonald's
Splunk, Alien Vault, Lancope, Palo Alto Networks, Vmware, ServiceNow, LookingGlass
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
Manufacturing Company13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Financial Services Firm13%
Transportation Company13%
Educational Organization7%
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Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company20%
Government4%
Educational Organization4%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise81%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business88%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise3%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise33%
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Kerio Control is ranked 2nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 27 reviews while Ziften Zenith is ranked 36th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Kerio Control is rated 8.0, while Ziften Zenith is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Kerio Control writes "Through the ease of how quickly we could roll out the VPN to everybody, we had whole companies remotely working overnight". On the other hand, Kerio Control is most compared with pfSense, Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos UTM, Sophos XG and OPNsense, whereas Ziften Zenith is most compared with Hillstone I-Series Server Breach Detection System.

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