Meraki Enterprise Licenses vs. Advanced Security Licenses: What’s the difference?IT Resource
When clients purchase a Meraki MX firewall, they often wonder what the difference is between an Advanced Security license and an Enterprise license, and what they actually do for you.
As you’ll see in the chart below, the Advanced Security edition is the more robust of the two, but regardless of which one you choose, it’s important to note that you must have a valid license in order for the firewall to work properly. With security and compliance top of mind, we always recommend choosing the Advanced Security edition as a company standard, however, it’s good to know what options are available to you.
Please note that the MX licensing edition is uniform across the organization. For example, you can have all 25 appliances using Enterprise Edition or Advanced Security Edition, but you cannot have 20 appliances using one edition and 5 using the other edition.
Advanced Security licenses have an edge over Enterprise because they include additional features that are vital from a security standpoint, and are required for many industries who need to adhere to compliance requirements. Said features include Cisco® Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) which provides the extra level of protection you need to stop advanced threats often missed by other security layers.
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Benefits:
This table shows a list of major features and their required license edition:
If you have additional questions about Meraki licensing or are interested in a Meraki solution for your business, contact us today via email or 616-837-6930.