Like all of Meraki’s firewall appliances, the Cisco Meraki MX68CW Firewall is super easy to learn and operate. Moreover, it’s 100% cloud-managed. And, this is where the MX series truly shines. MX firewalls can all be remotely deployed in minutes, and most actions in the cloud interface are point and click. And, security settings are simple to synchronize across thousands of sites.
Under the hood of the Cisco Meraki MX68CW Firewall
The Meraki MX68 pushes 450Mbps of data. Its Auto VPN technology securely connects branches in 3 clicks through an intuitive, web-based dashboard. In addition, it can support up to 50 connections at once at up to 200 Mbps. To secure a site in minutes, simply add your Meraki appliance to the dashboard. Then, enable intrusion prevention. Finally, just select the threat protection level you desire.
Tell me about Meraki’s licensing. What is this, and why does my Cisco Meraki MX68CW Firewall need it?
Remember, all current Cisco Meraki products require valid licensing to operate. Your MX68 is no different. This is done on a “per device, per year” basis. The MX series has two licenses: Enterprise and Advanced Security. Licenses are available in 1, 3, and 5 year options. They can be bought through your authorized Meraki partner.
What is Meraki Enterprise License?
First, the basic Enterprise License. With this you’re getting an excellent stateful inspection firewall with VPN capabilities. With this, your Meraki MX68 will do a good job of protecting your business from direct intrusion.
What is Meraki Advanced Security License?
Next, the Advanced Security License. Basically, it offers a lot more protection in your MX68CW. It is an all-around security package that can protect you from nearly any attack. For example, you get Intrusion Detection / Prevention, Anti-Virus and Anti-Phishing. In addition, there’s Content and Web-Search Filtering, and Advanced Malware Protection.
Finally, it is important to remember that without this licensing, your Meraki MX68CW will not function. 30 days prior to your license’s expiration, your account admins will be notified. Then, another e-mail will be sent 3 days prior to expiration. Finally, an expiration banner will also appear in the Meraki dashboard during this time.
However, you can reactivate your account at any point after it expires. Just add the necessary number of valid licenses.