sophos licensing - one user or per "address"?

Martin Hepworth maxsec at TOTALISE.CO.UK
Thu Jun 12 10:53:50 IST 2003

Furnish, Trever G wrote:
> I'm curious - for those of you using sophos on a mailscanner system acting
> only as a relay (not a "mailbox server"), did you license it based on the
> number of recipients for whom you would deliver email or did you get a
> single-user license (or something else I'm failing to imagine)?
> Considering that we're talking about a mail relay, I personally think it's
> silly to license a package based on the number of destination addresses
> being protected by the product, given that the number includes not only your
> internal users but also the people they send email to (assuming that you
> filter outbound mail as well as inbound mail).
> Sophos sales rep would obviously like me to license based on the number of
> internal users I have on my destination system, which seems rather
> ridiculous.
> -t.


cheapest way is to use the savi licence and for that you'll pay for each
user protected. Other way is per machine proctected but this tends to be
more expensive.

eg our 101 user SAVI licence costs around 500.00 UK pounds per year for
a two year licence.


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