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Total Cost of Ownership


 

 

 TCO for a Large Organization

 TCO for a Medium Organization

 TCO for a Small Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TCO Defined

The total cost of ownership (TCO) for a web access management solution is composed of many factors, including:

  • One-time software license cost. Most competing WAM products are priced on a per-licensed-user basis, although per-concurrent-user and per-CPU licenses are becoming more common.
  • One-time cost of any server hardware required to run the WAM software. Most competing WAM products require “policy servers” that manage the policy enforcement points (web agents). The number of policy servers that are required for a given WAM deployment depends both on the number of concurrent users, as well as the number of web applications and resources that are being protected by the WAM infrastructure.
  • Recurring support and maintenance costs for the WAM software and hardware. Support and maintenance costs are often priced as a percentage of the one-time software and hardware costs.
  • Recurring personnel costs. The IT staff required for a WAM infrastructure include system administrators to maintain any policy servers, operations staff to administer, monitor and maintain the WAM software, engineering staff to integrate the WAM solution into the enterprise web infrastructure, and technology compliance staff to generate audit reports.

 

The maXecurity products have been designed to reduce or eliminate many of the components of the total cost of ownership for a web access management solution:

Total Cost of Ownership
Feature Benefit

All-in-one, secure hardware appliance

No Windows, Unix or Linux system administrators are required for support and maintenance

Agentless, reverse proxy architecture No dedicated IT engineering staff is required to integrate the maXecurity products into the enterprise web infrastructure
Built-in audit reporting

Reduces or eliminates the need for dedicated IT staff to generate compliance reports for auditors

Delegated administration Reduces the operations staff required to support and maintain the web access management infrastructure. Infrastructure administrators can delegate policy administration to web developers, reducing or eliminating the need for a centralized WAM policy administration team

Increase Your Net Profits

The maXecurity products offer a substantial savings in total cost of ownership (TCO) due to its built-in compliance features, its proxy-based architecture, and its delegated administration functionality. Due to different needs of customers, we have conducted three different case studies exploring the true total cost of ownership in each type of organization:

 

From the smallest to the largest organization, the maXecurity products offer both initial and recurring cost savings that will show an ROI in less than a year.

Large Organization TCO

The following graph shows the total cost of ownership over the first year compared with a leading competitive product . The one-time cost of acquisition includes the discounted hardware and software paid by the studied customer.

The TCO savings for a large enterprise that uses the maXecurity products are approximately $7MM in year 1 with an ongoing annual savings of $5MM.

Medium Organization TCO

The following graph shows the total cost of ownership over the first year compared with a leading competitive product . The one-time cost of acquisition includes the discounted hardware and software paid by the studied customer.

The TCO savings for a medium sized enterprise that uses the maXecurity products are approximately $500K in year 1 with an ongoing annual savings of $400K.

Small Organization TCO

The following graph shows the total cost of ownership over the first year compared with a leading competitive product . The one-time cost of acquisition includes the discounted hardware and software paid by the studied customer.

The TCO savings for a small enterprise that uses the maXecurity products are approximately $250K in year 1 with an ongoing annual savings of $207K.

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