2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco Web Security Appliance?

Hi,

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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DA
Business Architect at Letris
Reseller
Top 20
2022-08-18T11:51:00Z
Aug 18, 2022

The licensing options begin with 100 users and this is a high threshold for smaller networks that might only have 25-75 users. It would be a benefit to offer one-year licenses in addition to the already available multi-year packages. The premium or bundle licenses require additional support from third-party vendors to ensure there are no disruptions in service for customers.

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AnilKumar29 - PeerSpot reviewer
DGM - Pre-Sales at Niveshan Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
Top 20
2022-07-13T09:36:00Z
Jul 13, 2022

Licensing is calculated by the number of users and paid on an annual basis. The license includes technical support. The solution is not expensive.

Rainier S. - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Integration Engineering / Enterprise Technology & Innovation at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-07-03T14:18:00Z
Jul 3, 2022

At the time, licensing fees were paid on an annual basis. I don't recall the cost; it was included in our ELA.

Muhammad Hussain - PeerSpot reviewer
Unit Head System Administration & Automation at MCB Islamic Bank Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2022-06-06T09:37:00Z
Jun 6, 2022

You do need to pay for a license. It's not cheap or expensive. It's mid-level in terms of price.

Vusa Ndlovu - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Solution Architect at Nexio South Africa
Real User
Top 5
2022-05-19T16:19:00Z
May 19, 2022

It's a bit on the expensive side, I must say, however, when you look at the trends of the market, if you look where other services are going, the pricing is very close. While the first assumption from clients is "Oh, Cisco devices are expensive," when you compare it with other devices, it's almost a tie. In general, the pricing of Cisco devices is not that bad.

CE
IT Network Engineer at a maritime company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-14T12:51:41Z
Jan 14, 2022

This is an expensive solution.

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JO
Network Support Engineer at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-08-18T18:24:25Z
Aug 18, 2021

There is a one-time licensing fee that needs to be paid.

YT
Information Security Manager at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-05-27T07:33:00Z
May 27, 2021

We typically purchase either a one-year, three-year, or five-year license.

Enrique Diaz Jolly - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at Jolly Security Inc
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-26T11:10:31Z
Jan 26, 2021

Cisco Web Security Appliance is not the cheapest solution on the market, but it's well worth it.

Dipmalya Dasgupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
Jun 14, 2020

Regarding Cisco price-wise, it is always a bit on the higher side. Apart from a few products, if you look at the majority of Cisco products, they are a bit on the higher side as far as the market is concerned. Obviously it would be good if Cisco could cut down on their prices, but they would have to do a lot of negotiation or compromise in terms of their product quality and support quality and a lot of customers may not like that. Price is something very dynamic. In India, actually, we don't find that much of a challenge with prices in enterprises and in government.

Usman Rasool - PeerSpot reviewer
VP - Head Enterprise IT Infrastructure at MIB
Real User
2020-04-26T06:32:39Z
Apr 26, 2020

Licensing fees are based on the number of users.

MF
Network Security Engineer & Systems Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-11-28T06:06:00Z
Nov 28, 2019

I know from the manager that the price is too high and that other solutions offer the same features for less.

GF
Network Security Team Leader
Real User
2019-11-04T06:14:00Z
Nov 4, 2019

When you compare the price of this solution to the price of FortiGate, it's high.

Ayhan Tunc - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy General Manager at BTS Group
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

It is a very expensive program and therefore many people choose other, cheaper programs.

YK
Director at Genians
Real User
2019-03-11T07:21:00Z
Mar 11, 2019

It's so expensive. It's $10,000 per year.

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