Cost of Virus Scanner!
gerry at DORFAM.CA
Sat Dec 8 00:16:11 GMT 2001
I'm actually in Toronto, Canada. Using today's exchange rates 99 sterling
is $229.34 Cdn and $750 USD is a mere $1197.08 Cdn. How can there be that
big a difference for the same product?
I don't mind paying for a good product but $1200 is ridiculous for a home
On Fri, 7 Dec 2001, Chris Kilner wrote:
> We are resellers of Sophos here in the uk the current price for a single
> user is ?99.00 sterling
> I'm not sure what that is in US dollars but it's less than $750
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Gerry Doris
> Sent: 07 December 2001 21:57
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Cost of Virus Scanner!
> I have an old 486 that just won't die that I use for a mail server for my
> home network. I have a couple of Windows PC's on the network.
> I read about MailScanner on the Linux Journal website and tracked it down
> on Freshmeat. I installed it on Wednesday without problems. This is one
> superb application!!!
> I hadn't heard of Sophos but since MailScanner supported it I went ahead
> and installed it too. I was a little nervous as I couldn't find any
> pricing on their website. Well, I had a right to be.
> I got a call yesterday from their US sales office. Their sales rep told
> me that the minimum license would be 50 seats (ie. to cover 50 PC's) at
> $15 USD/seat! Obviously, I am not going to pay $750 USD. Sophos said
> this is a commercial application and is not intended for home users. He
> felt it was competitive with similar packages from McAfee.
> I suggest a warning be placed on the MailScanner website (and any other
> site that carries MailScanner ie. Freshmeat) that it requires a commerical
> virus scanner for full functionality. The cost of these scanners
> preclude home use.
> "The lyfe so short, the craft so long to learne" Chaucer
"The lyfe so short, the craft so long to learne" Chaucer
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