Enterprise licensing (also referred to as pool licensing) allows you to manage your licensing of multiple firewalls independently.
If the single instance (single box) licensing is considered as a vertical licensing concept in which all licenses are issued for one specific machine, pool licensing can be understood as a horizontal licensing concept in which one license is used for multiple machines. Barracuda offers two types of enterprise licensing:
- Model-specific pool license
- Corporate-site pool license (user-based and for add-on security subscriptions only)
Model-specific pool licenses are handy when operating many firewalls of one specific model (e.g., the F280).
Corporate-site pool licenses can be used only for add-on security subscriptions, like Malware Protection, Advanced Threat Protection, and Advanced Remote Access. The machine itself will need an individual Base subscription and an Energize Updates subscription as a single or pool license. Corporate-site pool licensing requires an additional license agreement.
An overview of all available enterprise license subscriptions is given here:
Enterprise License Subscription
Energize Updates (incl. Barracuda Web Filter)
Advanced Threat Protection
Advanced Remote Access
Possible Combinations of License Types
Customers may combine single and enterprise licensing, as shown here:
On a Control Center, you can use all types of licensing for your managed boxes. Therefore on a box it is possible to combine Single Licensing with Corporate Site Licensing and Pool Licensing with Corporate Site Licensing, but NOT Single Licensing with Pool Licensing.
Possible combinations are:
- Single + Corporate-Site License – Base subscription and Energize Updates subscription are single licensed and further subscriptions can be either single or corporate-site licensed.
- Pool + Corporate-Site License – Base subscription and Energize Updates subscription are pool licensed and further subscriptions can be either pool or corporate-site licensed.