What Is Smart Licensing?

A new way to think about software licensing

Smart Licensing

At the core is Smart Licensing, a flexible approach that streamlines the management of your software licenses.

Smart Account

A Smart Account is used to create users and groups, and organize licenses according to your business needs.

Cisco Smart Software Manager (CSSM)

CSSM is an intuitive portal where you can activate and manage all of your Cisco licenses. An On-Prem version is available for security-sensitive customers.

What makes Smart Licenses different?

Classic Licenses:

Limited view

Customers often do not know what licenses they own.

PAK registration

Customers must manually register each device with a product activation key.


Licenses are specific to only one device.

Smart Licenses:

Complete view

Software, services, and devices are all visible in an easy-to-use portal.

Easy registration

No product activation keys (PAKs) needed. Activation is easy and software is ready to use.


Flexible licensing with use across all devices.

Hot offer for Cisco Smart licensing – Online and Offline PLR (up to 90% off)

Currently all Cisco new products use Online Smart Licensing instead of Traditional PAK-Based Licensing. Products like:

Firepower, ASA-X, ASR, NCS, Nexus, UCS, ISE 4000, Prime, ISE, ESA, WSA, vWAAS, CMS, CSRv, CUCM, etc.

We can offer up to 90% discount for all Cisco Smart License in both online and offline (PRL) types so please feel free to ask if you have any questions or inquiries.