There are a lot of businesses with 100 to 200 employees, they are growing, and they are constantly adding additional users, making it difficult and expensive to deal with adding additional license agreements, said Jeff Tye, founder of Tuscon Ariz-based solution provider, GMP Networks.
Symantec's low-end 460 SGS appliances didn't support enough users for mid-market customers, and it didn't have the same functionality as the larger SGS appliances, Tye
said.While the high-end 5600 supports enough users, licensing creates considerably higher costs, making these new appliances ideal for their targeted market, Tye
"There are lots of companies that are growing like that, but now they don't have to get hammered by licensing," he
Upgrading licenses for the higher-end 5600 appliances could cost customers thousands, Tye
said, who already has a customer thinking about buying the new boxes as opposed to renewing the maintenance fee on the larger 5600 appliances because it is so much cheaper.