2020-07-26T08:19:05Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Symantec Messaging Gateway?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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MC
Technician for infrastructure at Sofia
Real User
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2022-10-05T13:47:58Z
Oct 5, 2022

I don't have any information on the licensing cost for Symantec Messaging Gateway.

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SK
Consultant at HCL Technologies
Reseller
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2022-07-20T11:21:00Z
Jul 20, 2022

Billing is based on the number of mailboxes and number of emails processed. So, in that way, they're a little costly compared to Microsoft. One customer I was supporting had 30K users from Singapore and their annual cost was almost $130K. The customer feels that's costly. If a customer is not too concerned about cost, then I would tell them to go for it. But even Microsoft these days has very good, competitive features to replace Symantec. If the customer has to think about budget and solutions to reduce IT cost, they should get away from Symantec and try using Microsoft.

DD
IT Consultant at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
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2021-12-08T22:12:07Z
Dec 8, 2021

I didn't know the pricing when we bought it, and that was a long time ago. I can't speak to the exact costs.

Pedro Chidumo - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-13T17:47:35Z
May 13, 2021

The cost of Symantec Messaging Gateway is too expensive in general. However, the appliance also includes the price of the license in the same bundle.

Farrukh Dawoodani - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant & Programme Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 10
2020-12-11T06:45:00Z
Dec 11, 2020

It's a bit expensive but they have licensing models to meet customer needs.

Alex Wu - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:01Z
Sep 23, 2020

If you would like to enable Symantec's Content Encryption, it's considered an extra feature. You need to buy it separately. I personally just have the anti-spam, antivirus and Premium Content Controller. These features are at no additional cost. New users just need to be aware that certain premium features will need to be purchased.

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Girish Vijay - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager IT at Carl Bechem Lubricants India Pvt Ltd
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2020-07-26T08:19:05Z
Jul 26, 2020

A subscription for technical support costs extra.

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it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
May 13, 2021
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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Girish Vijay - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager IT at Carl Bechem Lubricants India Pvt Ltd
Jul 26, 2020
A subscription for technical support costs extra.
Alex Wu - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Sep 23, 2020
If you would like to enable Symantec's Content Encryption, it's considered an extra feature. You need to buy it separately. I personally just have the anti-spam, antivirus and Premium Content Controller. These features are at no additional cost. New users just need to be aware that certain premium features will need to be purchased.
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