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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco Secure Email?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)


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.

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1414 Answers

Enrique Diaz Jolly - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It is a super big router that costs a few hundred thousand dollars.

reviewer1626717 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Pricing is okay. There are no additional charges.

Charles Nana - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

At times, we feel the pricing is a bit too high, but then, there is also room for discounts. We enjoy a lot of discounts, and that is why we are still with them. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Mark Rodrigue  - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

With respect to transferring policies and licenses, Smart Licensing has really improved the overall licensing model for Cisco. We've been really happy with Smart Licensing. There are additional fees for adding features. For example, things like AMP are additional licenses. Because it's all done via the Smart Licensing portal, when new licenses are acquired they're dropped in our bucket, so to speak, and then the solution just grabs those licenses. There is no back and forth required. The license ends up in the bucket and then the solution syncs with Smart Licensing and we're good to go.

Ray LaCasse - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The licensing was all transferred. A fair amount of the configuration had to be done by hand. We didn't transfer the people safe list and block lists. There were a number of things that we didn't transfer because they were in the cloud. It was a matter of going through and reconfiguring.

Phillip Collins - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

You're going to get what you pay for. If you're not willing to pay the price of Cisco, you're not going to get a product that's as good as Cisco. I don't think Cisco is overpriced, because for the last two years I've been comparing it to Microsoft and Cisco has been cheaper and given us more features. It really comes down to analyzing what you are actually getting. You might find something at half the price, but what are they not giving you that Cisco's giving you, and do you think that that matters to your company or not? It's an individual thing, but that was what we looked at. Does that make a difference to Revolution as a company or is it something we can do without? Cisco gave us the best overall package.

Muhammad Qureshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Licensing is done yearly, but I am not involved with purchasing side of things.

reviewer1074132 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It is not that costly. We pay for the solution through a contractor and pay an annual fee.

MichaelLawrence - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

There were no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

John Agunbiade - PeerSpot reviewer

The licensing was not per user, the licensing model was per feature. You could choose anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. It was feature-based and charged yearly. Aside from the standard licensing fees, you have to pay for support.

Ed Dallal - PeerSpot reviewer

Licensing costs depend on how many users there are. It could range between $5 and $7 per month, per user. There are no costs other than the standard licensing fees.

Rizwan Siddiqi - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Pricing depends on your environment and which model you want to buy.

Mir Mustafa Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We took a three-year license. In addition to the standard licensing, there is a cost for SMARTnet as well. That is necessary because the hardware device is not stable at all. So if anything goes wrong we have two appliances to use. With SMARTnet, Cisco will send a new device within a week.

reviewer1052493 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We do annual licensing for Cisco Secure Email Gateway and SMA together, and possibly SmartNet support. Packaged together, the cost is just under $38,000.

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