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The license we pay is a yearly fee. I can't say it's very expensive; it is a good price and is highly suitable for our usage.
Our licensing costs are of a general nature. There are no additional costs beyond the standard fee.
Like most similar products in the market, Fortinet's enterprise customers need to pay for annual support. They call it FortiCare, and it's direct support from Fortinet. FortiCare is renewed annually and covers support for new releases, purchases, and updates.
With Fortinet FortiGate-VM you can bring your own licensing, or it can be paid on a yearly basis. Pricing is very flexible.
Pricing is somewhere in the middle. It's a mid-ranged product. There are additional fees with this solution.
For our entire fleet of 120 firewalls, we're paying about $100,000 per year. The licensing fees give you support and the capability to download updated definitions of threat intelligence from Fortinet.
Fortinet is competitively priced, it's cheaper than Palo Alto and Check Point.
At present, the SD-WAN licenses are on an annual basis. We have no specific complaints about the licensing prices.
There is a support fee that can be bought on a yearly or two-yearly basis. I don't think they do five years. The best benefit is that the same pricing is guaranteed for that duration. If you can afford it, I would recommend using the longest possible time span.
The price could be lower. It's expensive.
We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's probably a couple of thousand dollars per firewall. On top of that, if you maintain a hardware warranty, so that you own the devices, you still maintain a warranty on them. There's sort-of a service contract, or you can go at risk. I don't know where we are in that. I'd have to go look, but I know at one point in time we talked about again, if we're going to be doing a tech exchange, maybe we don't want to maintain the warranties on them anymore. The competitors actually have lower prices for more functionality. On the higher side, if you go with Cisco, it's more expensive, however, it's obviously more functional. A Palo Alto is probably a better solution than a FortiGate.
For FortiGate-VM, we mostly have UTP Bundle. MA is for three to five years, but we just discovered that VM is cheaper; we found that it actually costs more than a physical appliance excluding the servers for the platform.
We found the pricing to be okay. It's reasonable and not too expensive.
Our clients tend to deal with the licensing aspects of the solution.
Of all the firewalls that we compared, FortiGate is the cheapest and most affordable, so we are satisfied with the pricing.
We have clients with three-year licensing and others with five. It's not a cheap solution but it comes with its benefits. It's all bundled. When we purchase this product, it is bundled with a support license for that period.
Since we don't primarily work with the solution, I'm not sure what the licensing costs are.
The pricing of the solution is strange. We don't understand exactly how it's calculated or how it works.
The cost of the solution is good.
The pricing of the solution is moderate. It's competitive, although I wouldn't consider it a cheap solution per se. Aside from the licensing, there are some add-ons that need to be added that we personally haven't added. There are features such as content filtering, etc., that we haven't opted for. However, users can add them on if they need to for an additional cost.
With Cisco, licensing is quite complex, but with Fortigate, you simply need to buy a bundle and they give you everything you'll require.
Fortigate is cheaper if you compare it to Palo Alto, a main competitor.
At this time, I'm unsure of what the costs related to the solution are. It's my understanding that support is part of the OEM fee and you do have to pay that yearly. However, it does depend on the arrangements with the OEM.
The price is similar to Symantec Endpoint, but it's more expensive than Forcepoint solutions. Fortinet is better than Forcepoint. I don't see that it's a problem concerning the pricing, but it is expensive for Turkey. We do not pay any additional costs for technical support or additional features.
This solution is very expensive. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
There is a benefit in terms of the cost of using this solution because the price is very good. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.
The price of this product is great compared to others.
I'm not aware of the specific costs involved in the licensing of the solution. I don't know that prices are competitive enough compared to other vendors.
If you could go back in time, would you change your decision to buy that firewall and why?