This document discusses the licensing requirements for proper use of the AnyConnect
functionality supported by the RV340 series routers. This article has been updated to note the licensing changes
present in firmware version 18.104.22.168.
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 - Firmware versions 22.214.171.124 and later
Moving forward, AnyConnect will incur a charge for client licenses only.
Licensing Structure - Firmware versions 126.96.36.199 or lower
If you have not yet updated your firmware, please do so now. Click here to
visit the downloads page for the RV34X series. The server licenses for the old version are no longer available to purchase since it is no longer needed.
What Licenses Are Required?
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
For those that do not have AnyConnect client licenses already, the licenses must be
It is important to have a Cisco account before you order a license. An account can be created by visiting software.cisco.com. When creating an account, if you are required to enter a Domain and you do not have one, you can enter your email address in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you have an account, you can purchase a license from your Cisco partner.
If you don’t have a Cisco partner, you can locate one here.
If you would like more details on ordering, check out the Cisco AnyConnect Ordering Guide.
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
Please note, the AnyConnect client license Product SKU listed first, 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:
- AC-PLS-1YR-25 — 1 year Cisco AnyConnect Plus client license 25 Users
- AC-PLS-3YR-25 — 3 year Cisco AnyConnect Plus client license 25 Users
- AC-PLS-5YR-25 — 5 year Cisco AnyConnect Plus client license 25 Users
- AC-PLS-P-25-S — 25 pack Cisco AnyConnect Plus perpetual client license
- AC-PLS-P-50-S — 50 pack Cisco AnyConnect Plus perpetual client license
Other relevant links on AnyConnect: