Meraki MX Security and SD-WAN Licensing

The Meraki MX is a multi-functional security & SD-WAN enterprise appliance with a wide set of capabilities to address multiple use cases for organizations of all sizes, in all industries.

Given the range of use cases that can be solved, there are three license options for the MX appliance that provides customers the flexibility to select the license most appropriate for their intended use.


Advanced Security

Secure SD-WAN Plus

“All I require is Auto VPN and a firewall”

“I connect directly to the Internet so need a UTM too”

“My business is reliant on SaaS/IaaS/DC served apps”

  • Essential SD-WAN
  • Secure connectivity & basic security
  • All enterprise features
  • Fully featured unified threat management
  • All advanced security features
  • Advanced analytics with machine learning powered by Meraki Insight
  • Smart SaaS QoE

The licensing structure for MX appliances is the same as that of any other Meraki device – 1:1 ratio of devices to licenses. Pair your chosen MX appliance(s) with the relevant license for your use case

- Enterprise license

- Advanced security license
- Secure SD-WAN Plus license



Advanced Security

Secure SD-WAN Plus

Centralized management

Zero-touch firmware updates

True zero-touch provisioning

24x7 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/prioritization

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 Breakout (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**

Threat Grid Integration**

Web App Health Analytics

WAN Health Analytics

VoIP Health Analytics

Smart breakout 


Note**Requires a separate license

NoteAdvanced Security and Secure SD-WAN Plus licensing and features are currently only available on MX devices, not on Z-Series devices, or any other Meraki series of devices.

Note: For Advanced Security features and SD-WAN Plus features available in China mainland, please refer to the following article for the detail.

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