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2019-03-03T11:18:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Accedian Skylight?

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Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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Top 5Reseller

The pricing of Accedian Skylight is really good. The sensors are low cost. Their model to analytics for sensors is by license, endpoint, or session. With the probes for their analytics, if they get deployed virtually, they are free. The licensing is only based on flows. So, you can effectively deploy probes everywhere in your network. Then, if you want to look at a specific type of traffic, you can enter into it with a very low cost license. You can just use things like spam ports, mirrors, TAPs, and aggregators to optimize what sort of traffic you send to these analysis tools. Then, if you want to start looking at more, you can up your licensed as you go. You are not getting forced into expensive appliances or subscription models. It is a really good pricing model. That is one of the things that we really like about offering it to out clients is that they can start small and grow as they need, but they're not left out getting the right sort of information straightaway.

2020-11-04T07:28:00Z
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Top 5Reseller

It provides value and the cost is not huge.

2020-08-02T08:16:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The pricing is cheaper than other competing products, which is better for our budgets.

2020-06-17T10:56:00Z
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Real User

We understand there's a significant cost difference, but have yet to investigate fully.

2019-09-12T09:17:00Z
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Consultant

It's not for free, clearly. But on the other hand, it offers very interesting functionality. We pay around €100,000. Maybe they should have a price for public sector organizations. I don't know if they differentiate between public and private sector organizations.

2019-03-13T08:05:00Z
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Real User

Pricing is a little bit expensive.

2019-03-13T08:05:00Z
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Real User

If you don't look into licensing, Riverbed and SolarWinds are pretty comparable. But if you look into licensing it would not be smart to go for either of them. On the pure, bare-metal basis, it's the same. But when you get the bare metal and a few basic licenses, then you need all those other licenses just to be sure that there's no issue. They're going to tell you, "Yeah, but you only need to buy those that you need." How do I know I need them? You're going to have to know you have a particular issue. How do I know I have that issue? Or you can just wait until your users start complaining that you really have a VoIP issue. Then you should really buy the license for that issue, because there must be a voice issue.

2019-03-03T11:18:00Z
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