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Similar to Oracle Database, licensing is per core. Since Audit Vault is installed on a separate server, licensing is based on the database core count being audited and its perpetual.
It is affordable but technical skills are required to architect and set up the system.
For the bank, the license was $48,000 last time. That was the licensing for the bank on just one license.
This solution is definitely not expensive, and it is a small fraction of the overall database licensing costs. It is a simple add-on license, but it is not perpetual so we have to pay licensing fees every year.
For the bank, the licensing cost is about $360,000, annually. For the value and cost of being compliant, the price is worth paying, because then you don't get auditors coming in left, right and center. Our clients spend a lot of money, but they also get their compliance guaranteed, so I think it's overall saving them money. There are no additional fees to pay.
On licensing, Oracle is very expensive. Oracle handles the licensing. I just do the deployment. Especially now that they are moving towards the cloud, cloud licensing becomes very expensive. Maybe sales guys do not always advise customers better as to the advantages, but customers generally have a fear of the costs of licensing for Oracle specifically. In terms of cost, in addition to the standard licensing fees, there are add-ons. It costs in resources and software as well as deployment to create and manage a complete set of Cloud services, including infrastructure as a service, creditors service, customer service, etc. I've recommended that for monitoring purposes and management capability and even for non-Oracle databases approach to go for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control. Just deployment of this firewall without Cloud Control will not get most users optimal value. Technology keeps evolving all the time. I think one needs to really do a lot of research and innovation to get to know what's new in different products before they can acquire any product at all. It's very important. For me, before I advise the customer on the product or upgrade, I do comprehensive research.
* Setup consumes too much resource and storage. * Also if you need to install Database Firewall, you need another server. * Pricing is expensive.