Introducing 3CX Enterprise Edition – Available Today!

standby licenseLooking for extra peace of mind with the management of your PBX? Well, you’re in luck! As of today, 3CX customers can get their hands on the Enterprise Edition. This comprehensive edition carries all of the great UC and management features as the PRO, with an additional standby license for use with a secondary (standby) machine.

The standby license is the same license key as the original, but can be used with a passive machine for backup purposes in the event that the primary machine encounters issues. This makes the 3CX Enterprise Edition the perfect solution for large companies and organizations who cannot afford a minute of downtime in their communications.

The standby license works hand in hand with the inbuilt failover, which is also available in the PRO edition.

Take a look at our edition comparison here and find more information about upgrading to the 3CX Enterprise Edition here.

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  1. Well done Team 3CX. Is this important? If you’ve ever had to manage a large corporate phone system and loose sleep over the early morning line up of angry people at your door, you know it is. What is amazing about 3CX is that they have this functionality at an incredible low price point.

    Any company that requires a disaster recovery plan for their technology and has multiple data centers should choose 3CX as their phone system. There simply is no alternative for a commercial grade phone system that allows fail-over like this.

    September 13, 2016 at 5:50 pm Reply
    • A simple and inetlligent point, well made. Thanks!

      November 12, 2016 at 4:07 am
  2. Roger Hedin

    What is the different betwen The inbuilt failover and The standby license?

    September 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm Reply
    • Charalambos Eleftheriou

      @Roger, A standby license is offered as part of the Enterprise licence to use on the passive server for failover so that there is a different license on the passive server.

      September 14, 2016 at 6:15 pm
    • I still cannot understand the difference. Before we used one common license, now there are two different.

      September 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm
    • @ Igor I will explain..
      Before by law you had to purchase 2 (TWO) license keys. Put one on one machine and the other on the second machine.
      Now you can purchase 1 key which will be Enterprise edition or upgrade your pro key to enterprise and this will allow you to activate on 2 machines. (the same key on 2 machines)

      September 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm
    • So, now we may use failover only in Enterprise Edition, isn’t it?

      September 14, 2016 at 10:15 pm
  3. Hi Guys

    When is this available for the multi instance version

    September 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm Reply
    • @Simon – multi instance is going to change.. Wait for further instructions on this.

      September 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm
  4. Spring

    Hi Charalambos,

    what is the difference between two license key and one key on two machines?
    What is the best option to run fail over?

    September 21, 2016 at 5:24 am Reply
  5. This lack of information regarding Multi instance is frustrating.

    September 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply
    • We have sent 3 mega mailers informing hosting partners about multi instance. Those are the ones that need to know for now. More information is coming soon in a couple of weeks time.

      September 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  6. Hi Nicky,

    Is there any difference between Pro and ENT Except that you get a standby key which you are allowed to use in a standby setup?

    Is there any Features etc. ?

    October 18, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply
    • Mahomed Hussein

      We are having the same issue/questions. If “by law” as Nicky Borg has said, you need two licenses to run failover, then it’s not really a “feature” of Pro. It’s just two separate PBX systems where you script the config between them and restore the other one if needs be. In fact, if you have to buy two licenses, you can run active/active if you really want to.

      It seems that “Enterprise” is just a way to say “Discount for the second license”. It should really just have been sold as a separate “Standby License”.

      There is one big caveat it seems. One of the anti-fraud measures is to check the MAC address changes on the license. So if you failover too many times, you’ll get to a point when the license will get blocked and you have to contact your account manager to unblock. Good luck if you are a 24 hour operation and that happens in the middle of the night when the account manager is having sweet dreams. This feature has not been properly thought through I’m afraid.

      November 9, 2016 at 7:20 pm
    • This is the point you are missing. The enterprise edition will not block if you failover many times.
      You reached that point because you abused your pro license key. So yes, if you abuse your key, you need to call and based on our GOOD WILL, we will unblock it.
      For the license not to be blocked and using a PRO license key, yes you have to buy 2 licenses.
      With the enterprise license key, you need only 1, it is cheaper than buying 2, + it is designed for failover events so it will not block.
      If you have a 24 hour operation that is so important, don’t stay playing around the system to save couple of hundred bucks..

      November 9, 2016 at 8:18 pm