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The licensing is for three years. In the beginning, we did not pay monthly, it was paid once for three years. Other than the payment of the service for the consultant, there were no additional fees.
Licensing is on a yearly basis. FortiCare and FortiMail licenses are for the 24/7 support and the email monitoring service. It comes to around 4000 dollars per year. You pay only for those things that you license and there is no additional costs for technical support or warranty. It is all included with the license purchase. If you want to open a case with them, you can open a case. I don't have an SLA (Service Level Agreement) with a local supplier, so the contract for support is all handled by us directly with the vendor. But if we reached a stage with an issue where we really needed serious help with a problem that was not solved remotely, we contact our suppliers here in Lebanon and they have professional people who can come and help us.
It's a low budget solution. You only have to purchase one license for multiple participants. With Cisco, you purchase one license for ten users.
It should cost around $60,000. We bought it as a bundle, so everything comes together in the license. That is standard.
The price of this solution could be more competitive.
When we're talking about pricing, other products have about the same price. That is normal.
It's on a subscribed basis.