SnapGuard FAQ

What Editions of SnapGuard do you offer?

SnapGuard "LE" (Light Edition) is a graphical tool that can be installed on Windows.

SnapGuard "EE" ("Enterprise Edition") is currently available as a beta version. This is a standalone appliance, running 24/7, supporting both virtualized and physical machines, and offering - amongst other things - a FPolicy based CIFS firewall.

What is the licensing policy for SnapGuard ?

SnapGuard-LE is licensed per installation, but you need to register the serial numbers of the attached controllers.

SnapGuard-EE is licensed per NetApp controller (or node, in cDot cluster terminology).

When using SnapGuard-EE with a cDot cluster, then a license for each node in the cluster is needed.

In case of 7-mode systems, a license for each configured controller is needed (if SnapGuard is attached to only one of two controllers of a HA-pair, then only one license is needed).

License Keys can be generated by activating a license in the Cleondris Support Portal, each activated license-key is bound to a cDot cluster serial or the respective 7-mode controller serial number. Note: trial keys are not bound to any controller.

Where can I buy SnapGuard?

Please contact our Sales Team for an offer.

Can I try it before buying a license?

Yes, we offer Trial-licenses for unlimited amounts of controllers and with almost the full functionality.

I am a Reseller, how can I sell SnapGuard to my customers?

Please contact our Sales Team.



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