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AnyConnect Licensing for the RV340 Series Routers

Objective

This document discusses the licensing requirements for proper use of the AnyConnect functionality supported by the RV340 series routers.

Applicable Devices

  • RV340 Series

Introduction

With the introduction of the RV340 series routers comes an exciting new feature to the Small Business platform, AnyConnect connectivity. For businesses already using AnyConnect and are wanting to implement an RV340 series router as an edge device for a remote site, this feature allows the ability to use the same software stack to create VPN tunnels as would be used with Enterprise equipment.

Licensing Structure

For a functional AnyConnect environment, two separate licenses are required. The first are AnyConnect server licenses, which license the server component of AnyConnect. These licenses allow a connection to a device from the AnyConnect client. The second license which is required are AnyConnect client licenses, which allow use of the AnyConnect desktop clients as well as any of the AnyConnect mobile clients that are available.

The RV340 series routers come with 2 AnyConnect server licenses by default, meaning that customers who have AnyConnect client licenses already can establish 2 VPN tunnels simultaneously with any RV340 series router.

For those that do not have AnyConnect client licenses already, the licenses must be purchased. Please refer to the Cisco AnyConnect Ordering Guide located here. Demo AnyConnect client licenses are not available for Small Business routers at the time of this writing.

What Licenses Are Required?

To make full use of the AnyConnect feature, two sets of licenses are required:

  • AnyConnect server licenses
  • AnyConnect client licenses

AnyConnect server licenses utilize Cisco Smart Licensing, which will require a Smart Licensing account to be created. More information on this process can be found here.

At the time of writing, the following Product SKUs can be used to purchase additional licenses in bundles of 25. Note that there are other options for the AnyConnect client licenses as outlined in the Cisco AnyConnect Ordering Guide, however the Product ID listed would be the minimum requirement for full functionality.

  • AnyConnect server license — LS-RV-ACS-25-1YR
  • AnyConnect client license — L-AC-PLS-1Y-S1

Please note, the AnyConnect client license Product SKU listed above provides licenses for a term of 1 year, and requires a minimum purchase of 25 licenses. Other Product SKUs which are applicable to the RV340 series routers are also available with varying subscription levels, as follows:

  • LS-AC-PLS-1Y-S1 — 1 year Cisco AnyConnect Plus client license
  • LS-AC-PLS-3Y-S1 — 3 year Cisco AnyConnect Plus client license
  • LS-AC-PLS-5Y-S1 — 5 year Cisco AnyConnect Plus client license
  • LS-AC-PLS-P-25-S — 25 pack Cisco AnyConnect Plus perpetual client license
  • LS-AC-PLS-P-50-S — 50 pack Cisco AnyConnect Plus perpetual client license
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