Pricing scheme


Sensor Licensing
You must purchase as many Wanguard Sensor licenses (or the more affordable Wansight Sensor licenses if DDoS detection is not needed) as the number of Packet Sensors and Flow Sensors configured and activated in the web interface.
  • Each Flow Sensor can monitor a single flow exporter - usually a border or edge router. Flow Sensor does not have a licensing limitation on the number of interfaces it can monitor, or any limitation involving the network's traffic volume.
  • Multiple Packet Sensors listening to the same interface (e.g., multi-queue NIC) consume a single Sensor license. Packet Sensor can monitor multiple interfaces when used with PF_RING or DPDK, and has no limitations involving the network's traffic volume.
  • Sensor Cluster does not require a license to operate, since it works by aggregating the data collected by other Sensors.

Filter Licensing
You must also purchase as many Wanguard Filter licenses as the number of Packet Filters and Flow Filters configured and activated in the web interface. A Wanguard Filter license does not include a Wanguard Sensor license.
  • Each Packet Filter can monitor and apply filtering rules on a single network interface, except when using DPDK (which requires a dedicated license).
  • Flow Filter accepts traffic data from multiple Flow Sensors, so in most cases, a single Flow Filter is enough even for very large networks. When using BGP Flowspec, a single Flow Filter can work with multiple routers.
  • Filter Cluster does not require a license to operate, since it works by aggregating the data collected by other Filters.

DPDK Licensing
If you are using DPDK with Packet Sensor or Packet Filter, you will have to purchase a separate DPDK license for it.

Console Licensing
Console is free and it does not require a license.

Server Licensing
You can distribute the licensed Sensors and Filters on multiple servers. The registration of each server that runs our software is required, but there is no cost per server.

Licensing Period
The minimum software licensing period is 12 months. You can purchase licenses for up to 4 years in advance. We sell perpetual licenses only in special cases (e.g. OEM deals). The subscription-based licensing model offers several advantages over the perpetual licensing model:
  • It lowers the initial cost. For the long term, it is also more cost-effective than a perpetual license + the annual technical support costs.
  • It includes standard support for the whole period of the subscription.
  • It is an incentive to keep adding the features that you need.
  • It is an incentive to provide you with the best support.
The software does not support separate expiration dates for multiple licenses. To avoid losing licensing days, we merge the expiration dates for the components not purchased on the same date by calculating the average date while considering the number of licenses, in a completely fair manner.
Eg. If you have a Sensor license expiring in 6 months and you buy another Sensor license for 12 months, you will not have different expiration dates for the 2 Sensors. Instead, you will have a single license key for 2 Sensors valid for 9 months. This way you will only have to pay the subscription once per year.



Author
Andrisoft Team
Date Created
2013-09-11 07:01:10
Date Updated
2024-01-10 22:40:55
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