Xcomm will advise on licences required as Cisco Meraki devices need a valid CM licence & Cisco licences depend on the software running.

Licences & Subscriptions

Cisco Meraki

Licences: All Cisco Meraki devices (excluding antennas and accessories) require a valid Cisco Meraki licence to function.

Cisco Meraki licences provide powerful and intuitive centralised management via the cloud, eliminating the cost and complexity of traditional on-site wireless controllers. Cisco Meraki’s cloud seamlessly manages campus-wide WiFi deployments and distributed multi-site networks with zero-touch access point provisioning, network-wide visibility and control, cloud-based RF optimisation, seamless firmware updates, and more.

Cisco Meraki licences are available in 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10-year durations, as well as 1-day duration licences for true-ups. Xcomm offers a range of Cisco Meraki hardware pre-bundled with valid licences of all durations, or just the licences on their own for the renewal/subscription of existing Cisco Meraki hardware.

The compatibility of Cisco Meraki licences varies by device type.

Xcomm will advise on the licence(s) required to support the services being supplied under the Xcomm Network as a Service (NaaS) solution.

MS Switches and MR Access Points Licences

All MS Switches and MR Access Points require either Enterprise Edition or Advanced licences, which deliver:

  • Cloud-based centralised management, eliminating the need for an on-site hardware controller.
  • Network-wide visibility and control.
  • Massive scalability (eg up to 10,000 access points).
  • Out-of-band control plane: network traffic does not pass through the cloud, meaning the network stays up if the connection to the cloud is lost.
  • Powerful multi-site management tools.
  • Automatic RF optimisation, network monitoring and alerts.
  • Seamless firmware and security updates.
  • Intuitive browser-based dashboard, eliminating the need for training and dedicated staff.

MS switches are only compatible with model-specific Enterprise Edition licences. Xcomm will advise on the licence(s) required to support the services being supplied under the Xcomm Network as a Service (NaaS) solution.

All MR access point models are compatible with the Enterprise Edition access point licences.

Cisco Licences

The Cisco licences you need depend on the software run on your hardware.

  • Secure Firewall Management Center hardware does not require licensing.
  • Management Center Virtual appliances require licensing.
  • Secure Firewall Threat Defense devices use Smart licensing.
  • All other devices use Classic licencsing

If you will run other software, such as Secure Firewall ASA:

  • The same hardware may have different licensing requirements depending on the software it runs.

Xcomm will advise on the licence(s) required to support the services being supplied under the Xcomm Network as a Service (NaaS) solution.

MX Firewalls Licences

There are three types of licences available for MX Firewalls – Enterprise Edition, Advanced Security, and Secure SD-WAN Plus. The chart below is currently being updated and will soon show you updated features of the three security licence levels.

Please be aware that some MX firewall models come in both wired and wireless (WiFi) versions, each with their own compatible licences, so Xcomm will make sure that your licence is for the correct model.

Features by Licence Option

FeatureEnterpriseAdvanced SecuritySecure SD-WAN Plus
Centralised Management
Zero-Touch fimware updates
True zero-touch provisioning
24×7 enterprise support
Open APIs
Automatic WAN failover
Sub second site-to-site VPN failover
Sub second dynamic path selection
Stateful firewall
VLAN to VLAN routing
Advanced Routing
Uplink Load Balancing / Failover
3G / 4G cellular failover
Traffic shaping / prioritisation
Site-to-site VPN
Client VPN
MPLS to VPN failover
Splash pages
Configuration templates
Group Policies
Client connectivity alerts
Essential SD-WAN
Source-Based Routing
Local Breaking (IP and Port based)
Geography based firewall rules
Intrusion detection & prevention
Content filtering
YouTube Content Restriction
Web Search Filtering
Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP)
Umbrella DNS Integration**
Thread Grid Integration**
Web App Health Analytics
WAN Health Analytics
VOIP Health Analysis
Smart breakout

**Requires a separate licence

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