Our Desktop/Server Team just moved to SOPHOS for their anti-virus solution. We (Messaging Team) have been using SOPHOS on our IronPort appliances for years.
Does the agreement that our Desktop/Server team just purchased from SOPHOS have any bearing on our SOPHOS licensing costs from IronPort?
I am coming up on the time to renew my hardware/software agreement with IronPort and am wondering if there would be any connection between IronPort SOPHOS license cost and SOPHOS license agreement our Desktop/Server team just entered.
Can I tie the two together in anyway to save on cost?
My experience is that nowadays, especially on the integrated AV scanners as we have on Ironport (or other appliances), not much can be done. In the past we combined the McAfee licenses for WIntell servers/desktops with the McAfee mail scanner on our Sun based mail relays but we could not get this done on our new products (Ironport and Sendmail Sentrion Appliances).
Since you are forced to double license your AV scanners it might be a good idea to switch to McAfee on your Ironport. Having multiple AV vendors has saved us several times from disaster. Even with VOF and Sophos on Ironport we notice a few “catches” from the internet per year on our internal McAfee scanners.
ps: Maybe nice to know: we use Sophos and VOF on Ironport, McAfee on Sendmail, Trend on Exchange and McAfee on the workstations. Which diversity in products are you guys using?
We have configured the outside and inside Interface with official ipv6 adresses, set a default route on outside Interface to our router, we also have definied a rule , which also gets hits, to permit tcp from inside Interface to any6.
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