SNMP/API is used for SNMP management. The SNMP Extension-Agent API interface between the SNMP service and SNMP extension-agent DLLs. You have the capability to manage and monitor the device remotely. Again this may or may not be a feature your organization deems critical. Just like with everything else in life -- you'll typically pay more for each one of the add-ons that the vendors offer.
Good luck on putting a stop to spyware and malicious code on your network.
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