Cisco’s cloud-managed Meraki network of products includes access points (MR), switches (MS) and security appliances (MX) as well as mobile device management and enterprise mobility management solutions. The Cisco Meraki dashboard also offers a user-friendly browser interface that allows you to manage, configure and monitor your Cisco Meraki network effortlessly.
Cisco Meraki’s unique auto provisioning site-to-site VPN connects branches securely, without tedious manual VPN configuration. Leveraging the power of the cloud, MX Security Appliances configure, monitor, and maintain your VPN so you don’t have to.
AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURED VPN PARAMETERS
MX Security Appliances automatically configure VPN parameters needed to establish and maintain VPN sessions. A unique cloud-enabled hole-punching and discovery mechanism enables automatic interconnection of VPN peers and routes across the WAN, and keeps them updated in dynamic IP environments. Security associations and phases, authentication, key exchanges, and security policies are all handled automatically by MX VPN peers. Site-to-site connectivity is established through a single click in the Cisco Meraki dashboard. Intuitive tools built in to the Cisco Meraki dashboard give administrators a real-time view of VPN site connectivity and health. Round trip time latency between peers and availability status information automatically keep track of all the VPN peers in the network.
While Cisco Meraki has many advantages, we believe the most important of these aspects are the ease of setup, ease of access and the wide array of organizations their product set appeals to. Meraki products work well for organizations of differing sizes; from small companies with only one location to vast corporations with expansive distribution.
The Cisco Meraki wireless solution includes a complete, robust feature set right out of the box with no additional purchase required. Some of those features include; centralized management, multigigabit ethernet and identity- based firewall.
Centralized Management gives you the ability to manage single and multi-site networks from a single site. This would be of paramount importance to larger organizations who have multiple sites.
Multigigabit Ethernet allows users to pass up to 5Gbps of traffic over one single existing cable which in turn allows you to utilize and take full advantage of high-speed Wi-Fi 6.
Identify-Based Firewall automatically assigns firewall and traffic shaping rules, VLAN tags and bandwidth limits to enforce the right policies for each class of users.
Wireless Health is a great feature that allows Administrators to quickly and easily visualize an overview of wireless networks and be able to rapidly identify any issues that may be causing poor performance or a less than desirable user experience.
MV LINE – CLOUD MANAGED SMART CAMERAS
Cisco Meraki also offers an all in one smart camera solution for those looking to upgrade or install security cameras. The MV Line offers many appealing features such as; centralized cloud management, 128GB of solid state storage on each camera, the ability to use motion-based recording and searching to easily identify areas of interest and firmware updates and bug fixes are always pushed to the cameras automatically to ensure they are running as effectively as possible.
Meraki cloud-managed switches include features for streamlining the work of the network engineer, from deployment to security to troubleshooting. Some unique features of the MS Line are; virtual stacking which allows for simultaneous configuration of thousands of ports across switches regardless of location, Layer 3 Scalability allowing organizations to build large and resilient networks using dynamic routing protocols and warm spare technology and enterprise security which keeps wired networks safe from both internal and external threats.
The Meraki MX includes a complete, robust feature set right out of the box with no additional purchase required. Features include: intrusion prevention which protects critical network resources form the latest security threats and vulnerabilities, content filtering to allow blocking of undesirable content and filtering of billions of URLs and high availability & failover that provides device and connection integrity through multiple uplinks, warm spare failover, and self-healing VPN.