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Price-wise the solution offers acceptable rates. You can find cheaper solutions on the market, but when you go cheaper you have fewer features. Today, based on iQuate market the price is very reasonable and affordable, and it's good if you get a good discount. Discounts can be offered by the vendor. If it's a competitive upgrade which means the customer is upgrading from another vendor, Sophos provides extra discounts so they can win the deal. In general, it is a good price.
We pay on a yearly basis. We have Sophos XG, but we also have Intercept X for our endpoint and recently we just deployed Intercept X for the servers. I've not done a calculation of the costs of all three to know what my yearly maintenance costs would be.
We bought a license for three years and we will renew it but I think the price is too high. If it could be less expensive, more end-users or partners will be able to afford it.
We tend to go for the bundle because it's pricing is competitive. If a unit comes out and they bundle the hardware with the software, it seems to work for us. I've seen that with future upgrades coming up, that features like this will be taken away. The option to get a combo with hardware means the software portion is mostly free, and then you pay upfront for the three-year license for everything. However, with the changes, I don't think that's going to be available anymore. It might sway our clients away from Sophos. Maybe there's something that can be worked out. Other than that, we've been happy with the price. It's competitive if you compare it to the competition, from a price point of view.
We don't have any costs above the licensing of the solution itself.
We are paying about $1,500 yearly for the Enterprise Plus. As far as I know, there aren't costs above this standard fee.
It's a suitable price and license.
We have the annual license for Sophos XG. It all depends on what you would like to have in the package that you are purchasing.
Even when you purchase the product from Sophos, they ask for a separate contract for support which is on an hourly basis. For licensing the XG 210, we paid approximately $3000 for three years. There are no additional fees on top of this.