CacheGuard is mainly a service that you can purchase in many different ways. You can build your own CacheGuard appliance by installing CacheGuard-OS on the virtual or physical machine of your choice and purchase a subscription plan. To get more information about our subscription plans and prices you have the possibility to Simulate a Subscription. Purchasing CacheGuard-OS is as simple as installing, registering and subscribing to a plan within record time.
You have also the possibility to purchase a ready for use CacheGuard offer on Azure and AWS (coming soon) public clouds. Our offers on public clouds are available in two licensing modes: BYOL (Bring Your Own License) and hourly PAYG (Pay As You Go).
Finally you can purchase a ready for use on-premise CacheGuard appliance and subscribe to a plan afterwards. CacheGuard appliance is available in two forms: CacheGuard-VE (Virtual Edition) and CacheGuard-HW (Hardware). To purchase a CacheGuard appliance, please ASK for a QUOTE.
How to Purchase CacheGuard-OS in 3 Steps
Step 1 – Installation) Download CacheGuard-OS and install it on the machine of your choice (virtual or hardware) to get a CacheGuard appliance (UTM, Web, WAN or WAF Gateway). Your freshly installed appliance will run for a trial period of 21 days free of charge. After that the trial period is up, you should purchase a subscription to keep your CacheGuard running. Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time without any extra charges.
Caution: if you run CacheGuard beyond its installed users capacity, your network traffic can be slowed down or be blocked.
Step 2 – Registration) Before subscribing to a plan, you must register your appliance to get its unique S/N (Serial Number). The registration can be easily done from the Web GUI of your appliance by clicking on the “Register & Subscribe” blinking icon. At this step, you will need an OTP (One Time Password) that you can request by following the link “Get a One Time Password“. Enter your granted OTP in the OTP filed and press the SUBMIT button. Requesting a S/N, like any other operation that modifies your appliance configuration, requires a final validation from your part. To do so, press on the “blinking down arrow button in blue” and press the SUBMIT button again. Please note that during the whole Registration & Subscription process, your appliance should be connected to the internet.
Step 3 – Subscription) Once your appliance is registered, you must click again on the “Register & Subscribe” blinking icon to go to the “License Registration & Subscription” page. Follow the “Manage Subscription” link to either 1) Purchase a new subscription or 2) Request the validation of your already paid subscription (if you got an invoice reference) or 3) Submit your activation code (if you got any). Upon receipt of your payment or validation/activation request, you will receive all required information (including your License Key) to complete your subscription. For a rapid subscription, we recommend a payment method with automatic renewal (through PayPal Subscription or Bank Card Subscription).
Purchase Punctual Anomaly Handling
Please note that if you have gone over the number of anomaly submission limit included in your subscription plan (which is extremely rare) you can purchase CacheGuard punctual anomalies handling. The price for a punctual anomaly handling is set at 199.00 USD .
CacheGuard Pricing Key Factors
Here you will find some key factors regarding our pricing system.
In relation to the pricing, users are unnamed so the number of users can be assimilated to the number of connected devices. Also, we distinguish concurrent users from simultaneous users. Concurrent users may be passive while simultaneous users are all active (generate traffic). Therefore, when you purchase CacheGuard you are invited to select the right number of users for your need in order to get the adequate price. Caution: if you use a CacheGuard appliance beyond its installed capacity, your network traffic can be blocked or at least be slowed down.
To implement CacheGuard as a UTM, Web or WAN Gatway, the most important factor is the total number of users. A capacity manager, integrated into CacheGuard-OS, tunes the installed system for a given number of users by assuming that all users are not active at the same time but only 20% of them.Therefore, when you purchase CacheGuard UTM, Web or WAN Gateway, please consider your total number of users. Caution: if you use a CacheGuard appliance beyond its installed capacity, your network traffic can be blocked or at least be slowed down.
To implement CacheGuard WAF, what counts is the total number of simultaneous connections to your Web servers. Therefore, when you purchase CacheGuard WAF, please consider the number of simultaneous users to handle. Caution: if you use a CacheGuard appliance beyond its installed capacity, your network traffic can be blocked or at least be slowed down.
The Gateway Manager price depends on the number of Gateways that you need to manage, If you need to purchase a second Manager to implement as a salve of a master one, you should purchase its dedicated subscription.
Our URL Blacklists & Extended Antivirus Signatures are available as an optional download service related to a single CacheGuard appliance identified by its unique S/N which is exclusively delivered by our subscription services. That subscription allows one download per day, per blacklist category and per public IP address. Please note that our URL Blacklists service works upon an honor system and all abuses will be dropped.
Our Support Services are dedicated to helping you get the most from your CacheGuard appliance. Depending on your requirements, we can provide 3 support levels that you can select during your subscription. Our support levels are as follows: the basic level via CacheGuard Help only, the standard and premium support contracts via our support portal.
How to Pay
You can purchase a subscription with automatic renewal through PayPal or Bank Card. You have also the possibility to purchase a subscription with manual renewal and pay by Money Transfer, PayPal or Bank Card. In case where you choose a subscription with automatic renewal, your account is charged after your validation and every month or year at the anniversary date of your subscription. Choosing a subscription with automatic renewal allows you to have your subscription rapidly activated.
In case where you purchase a subscription with manual renewal, you will receive an invoice and your subscription is then activated or renewed manually by our services after having received your payment. Please note that subscriptions with manual renewal are only available on a yearly basis.
CacheGuard Free Edition
CacheGuard UTM, Web and WAN Gateways are free of charge for up to 10 users. CacheGuard WAF is free for up to 5 simultaneous users. CacheGuard Manager is free for up to 2 Gateways to manage. To allow us to continue to develop the free edition, we need your donations. You can make a donation through PayPal or by Bank Card. We appreciate all donations regardless of the amount donated.