Skybox Security Suite Pricing and License Cost

Randy Watkins
Director, Security Architecture at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In terms of licensing, it's about defining use cases. If somebody were to say, "Hey, how should I go about the licensing?" I would say, "Define what use cases you're looking for. Look at Skybox's entire portfolio and decide what is important, or what would improve your organization and then just license accordingly." I have some customers who only purchased Firewall Assurance. That was all they're interested in, and they eventually grew into the Vulnerability Management. Then I had the exact opposite where they started off with Vulnerability Management, looking to improve their operations efficiency, and then they eventually branched into the Firewall Assurance module. View full review »
Sharath K
Sr. Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I think for the cost, what we got definitely is worth it. We're looking to expand it come next financial year, that will start from April of 2018. We'll need to look at how we will get better pricing this time around. So we're looking to expand the scope four-fold or five-fold, beyond what we have actually done initially. The only caution I would give is that whenever you license for Firewall Assurance at the same time, for some weird reason, you have to get one Network Assurance license, just to manage one firewall. That's a little bit of overkill. But otherwise, in general, the pricing is fairly okay. But I would prefer that they change that licensing model for a firewall not having to consume a Network Assurance license. View full review »
Informat54af
Information Security Consultant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
As with anything else, I would love it to be less expensive, but do I think pricing is a good value? Sure. I've had issues with licensing where, when they were expiring and I asked for the updated licenses, I would the wrong ones. I think their process needs to be straightened out a little bit - I don't know if they fixed it already, it has been awhile. It wasn't as straightforward as it could have been. When you get the licenses you just put in the license numbers so it's working. That part is easy. It's getting the correct licenses that can be a little cumbersome. View full review »
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Informatb8c7
Information Security Architect with 201-500 employees
The product's pricing is excellent value. In terms of licensing, make sure you understand your network components, all your hops through your network, thoroughly, before you decide on the total cost. If you want to do point-to-point flow analysis and such, you need to have the configuration of all the devices in between point A and point B. A lot of people don't realize all their network components until they start using this product. View full review »
Vishal Bindra
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Pricing is on the higher side. In terms of licensing, you should buy the complete suite rather than buying only the Change Manager. I think Change Manager with Vulnerability Control is something that would be interesting to look at. View full review »
SeniorIn877a
Senior Information Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
The pricing has increased exorbitantly in the last few years, so now it is questionable. Now, it makes me want to review other products. With licensing, the number of network nodes becomes very expensive to the point where you have to rationalize if the tools are warranted anymore. Fully understand the total cost of ownership. They have gone to a new model where you have to replace the hardware every X amount of years at a very substantial cost and fully understand your intended number of nodes. To operate a firewall, you have to pay two licenses, a firewall node and a network node. If you are a reasonable-sized organization, this gets expensive very quickly. We go through an evaluated reseller to purchase the product. View full review »
Gerhard Schwegler
Networks Vice President at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The pricing is high, and the licensing model needs more flexibility. View full review »
Andrea Ghislandi
CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The pricing is okay. View full review »
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