Cisco Smart Software Licensing Overview

What is Smart Software Licensing?

Discover a simplified experience for purchasing, deploying, and managing licenses. (3:35 min)

Simple. Flexible. Licensing.

Cisco Smart Software Licensing is a new way of thinking about licensing. It simplifies your licensing experience across the enterprise and adds flexibility. Say "goodbye" to product activation keys!

Smart Software licensing delivers visibility into your license ownership and consumption. Know what you own and how you are using it. Benefit from more straightforward, standardized offers, license platforms, and policies. Make more educated purchase decisions to lower your operational costs. Discover ease of deployment with automatic license activation.

This licensing model is:

  • Simple :Procure, deploy, and manage licenses simply. Devices self-register, removing the need for product activation keys (PAK).
  • Flexible :Pool license entitlements in a single account. Move licenses freely through the network–where you need them.
  • Smart :Manage your license deployments with real-time visibility to ownership and consumption.
Get the Smart Account Advantage

Get the Smart Account Advantage

Simplify license and entitlement management and enjoy product self-registration.

Manage Licenses Centrally

Manage Licenses Centrally

An easy-to-use, intuitive interface gives visibility to assets across the enterprise.

Manage Licenses On-Premises

Manage Licenses On-Premises

Synchronize and manage your product licenses more securely and flexibly on-premises.