All current Cisco Meraki products require valid licensing to operate. All licensing related operations can be performed from the Organization > Configure > License Info page of the Meraki Dashboard. For more information about the License Info page specifically, please refer to Meraki’s License Info Page article.
Having licenses allows your organisation’s cloud-based online Dashboard, hosted by Meraki, to connect to and configure & manage all your Meraki devices. All devices are controlled under a single pane of glass in the dashboard.
Everything is included in the cloud dashboard, which is just one license SKU.
What is the difference between the Enterprise and Advanced Security licenses for MX?
The Enterprise license includes all base functionality, including but not limited to:
- Stateful Layer 7 Firewall
- Site to site VPN
- Client VPN
- Branch routing
- Intelligent path control
- Application visibility and control
- Web caching (MX84 and higher only)
The Advanced Security license includes all Enterprise license features, plus the following advanced threat management capabilities:
- URL Content Filtering
- Google SafeSearch enforcement
- Youtube EDU enforcement
- Intrusion Prevention
- Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) with Threat Grid support
- Layer 7 Geo-IP Firewall Rules
All Cisco Meraki licenses include warranty, 24×7 Enterprise support, software and feature updates, and cloud dashboard access.
New features come at no extra cost—and there are no per-user license fees.
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License Start Date
Licenses start consuming time from the date purchased, not the date they are added to an Organization.
Note: Waiting to activate a license in Dashboard does not delay its activation date. There is no time benefit gained from delaying an activation.
MX Licensing Options
The MX Security Devices and the Z accessories have licenses on a per-model basis, so every MX or Z model has a corresponding license. Please note that these licenses are non-transferrable between different models.