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.
I think the cost of the product categorizes FortiOS because it is a bit more expensive than small businesses will usually want to spend. It is not really practical for SMB or for small businesses. It is mostly for mid-range or higher SMBs because of the pricing. It is not expensive compared to some products, but a small business may not justify the cost. The cost ends up being dependent on the solution you choose and if you want individual or package licensing.
We pay $100,000. That covers the cost of the hardware that we run the VN's on. That also includes any SGNA costs for the internal support tech.
We pay an annual license fee. It is rather expensive so I would like to perhaps see a drop in price in the future.
The pricing will depend. It can depend on your partner. Sometimes your partner can get you a better price.
As far as choosing the best licensing solution for your organization, do not buy the cheapest solution. Instead, buy the one that fits the traffic for your company with some room for expansion or headroom. Next year, if the business grows — which is usually what you want to do — you could reach a point where there is more traffic and the performance could become an issue.
Licensing is renewed on a yearly basis.