DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADVANCED LICENCE ANDE ENTREPRISE LICENCE FOR ACCES POINTS MR

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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADVANCED LICENCE ANDE ENTREPRISE LICENCE FOR ACCES POINTS MR

Hello, 

 

what is the role of the Advanced license for MR access points ?

 

I am asking if we need to buy umbrella licenses with the advanced licenses ?

 

 

thank you for your help.

 

 

Best Regards.

 

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MerakiDave
Meraki Employee
Meraki Employee

@kima25  From duplicate thread, just so this one can be closed out/resolved.

 

For Meraki MR + Umbrella integration, there was the original API integration option, and now also an automated (single-SKU) integration with the “MR Advanced/Upgrade” license. This allows you to assign predefined Umbrella content filtering and security policies to an SSID or Group Policy directly from the dashboard and removes the need to integrate with an existing Umbrella dashboard or Umbrella account.  For existing MR customers that do not yet have Umbrella, there is an UPGRADE license to enable the Umbrella functionality.  For new MR deployments that also want Umbrella, that’s the ADVANCED license.

 

There are some pros and cons that will prompt you to choose one over the other based on the requirements.  The manual integration does require some (simple) manual configuration of API keys, an existing Umbrella account, and you’ll still have 2 Dashboards.  The automated single-SKU integration is an all-in-one simple and turn-key solution but cannot create custom policies.  It’s definitely not full-blown Umbrella.  It provides a broad but generally adequate view of DNS events and everything is managed from the Meraki Dashboard only.

 

If customers really need the finest policy granularity and deepest visibility, then go with the “regular” Umbrella deployment and the API integration option.  For customers who simply want to add typical Umbrella protection to their Meraki wireless deployment this Advanced/Upgrade license might be the way to go.

 

Here is a summary slide attached.

Hope that helps!

Meraki MR plus Umbrella Options Summary.jpg

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KarstenI
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MerakiDave
Meraki Employee
Meraki Employee

@kima25  From duplicate thread, just so this one can be closed out/resolved.

 

For Meraki MR + Umbrella integration, there was the original API integration option, and now also an automated (single-SKU) integration with the “MR Advanced/Upgrade” license. This allows you to assign predefined Umbrella content filtering and security policies to an SSID or Group Policy directly from the dashboard and removes the need to integrate with an existing Umbrella dashboard or Umbrella account.  For existing MR customers that do not yet have Umbrella, there is an UPGRADE license to enable the Umbrella functionality.  For new MR deployments that also want Umbrella, that’s the ADVANCED license.

 

There are some pros and cons that will prompt you to choose one over the other based on the requirements.  The manual integration does require some (simple) manual configuration of API keys, an existing Umbrella account, and you’ll still have 2 Dashboards.  The automated single-SKU integration is an all-in-one simple and turn-key solution but cannot create custom policies.  It’s definitely not full-blown Umbrella.  It provides a broad but generally adequate view of DNS events and everything is managed from the Meraki Dashboard only.

 

If customers really need the finest policy granularity and deepest visibility, then go with the “regular” Umbrella deployment and the API integration option.  For customers who simply want to add typical Umbrella protection to their Meraki wireless deployment this Advanced/Upgrade license might be the way to go.

 

Here is a summary slide attached.

Hope that helps!

Meraki MR plus Umbrella Options Summary.jpg

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