Cisco Meraki MX firewalls are high-performance, SD-WAN ready Unified Threat Management appliances built for small business to enterprise in the cloud era. Finding the right licensing for your Cisco Meraki MX firewall, however, may bring you pause. What exactly is the difference between a Cisco Meraki Enterprise Security License & Advanced Security License?
Cisco Meraki Enterprise Security vs Cisco Meraki Advanced Security
To begin, here are a few facts about Cisco Meraki security licenses that are true of both the Meraki Enterprise Security bundle and Advanced Security Bundle:
- You must choose either Advanced or Enterprise licensing for your entire organization—no splitting half-and-half
- Both security bundles offer Meraki’s automatic updates to constantly upgrade policies and threat intel
- Both packages include basic site-to-site and client VPN
- And one more big one: you must have an active security license to use your Meraki appliance
The Enterprise Security License is a basic security solution sold as a suite attached to your firewall. The Cisco Meraki Enterprise Licenses provides all the comprehensive stateful inspection and on-box VPN capabilities that you would expect to find with any next generation firewall device. Customizable splash pages, HTML caching, and MPLS-to-VPN failover provide some unique offerings for Cisco Meraki that may be hard to find with competing brands.
Meraki Advanced Security Benefits
Meraki Advanced Security licenses include everything in the Enterprise version, plus a handful of advanced security features to provide defense in depth to your network.
- Intrusion Detection & Prevention
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Phishing
- Content Filtering
- Geography-based Firewall Rules
- YouTube for Schools
- Web Search Filtering
These added security benefits protect your network from a variety of never-before-seen attacks. Cisco Meraki Intrusion Detection & Prevention constantly monitors for and blocks intrusion attempts, keeping bad guys off your network.
Additional features such as Content filtering, web search filtering, and YouTube for Schools give admins granular control over content and web searches accessible on your network.
The Cisco Talos research team backs Cisco Meraki Advanced Security License services. Talos monitors security sensors around the globe day in and day out to gather threat intelligence about both known and zero day threats. That means you get continuously updated malware protection and virus signatures, improving your network’s ability to detect and stop threats.
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