Cloud Managed Networks (Cisco Meraki)

Centrally Managed security, networking & application control

Meraki is Cisco’s network-as-a-service solution, comprising hardware, software and cloud services. The Cisco Meraki product set has been designed from the ground up to provide an intuitive interface to a Cloud managed network.

Cloud Managed Networks powered by Cisco Meraki

Meraki is Cisco’s network-as-a-service solution, comprising hardware, software and cloud services. The Cisco Meraki product set has been designed from the ground up to provide an intuitive interface to a Cloud managed network.

A scalable solution for LAN, wireless LAN and secure connectivity within and/or between site(s), Meraki’s standard architecture supports integrated end-to-end network visibility. This detail combined with fine control of applications, users and client devices simplifies mobile device management, application control and security.

The features of Meraki can be used, for example, to implement bring your own device (BYOD) policies in the workplace. Meraki enables the network administrator to view a detailed breakdown of web usage per client, whether the clients are using iOS, Android, Mac or Windows devices.

Single Management Dashboard


The dashboard is centrally and securely managed via the web. It provides an integrated view and enables configuration and real-time reporting of the network. Network deployment and operations are therefore simplified for busy IT staff.

Subscription Cost Model


The hardware, software and single management license with 24/7 enterprise technical support also includes over-the-web upgrades. This cost-effective operational expenditure simplifies the network budget.

Reduced cost of ownership


The intuitive Meraki dashboard provides simple built-in visibility and control of the network, when compared with the cost and complexity associated with a traditional network infrastructure –both during setup and on an ongoing basis.

Feature-rich and intergrated


The following section provides an overview of the integration of features available via a Meraki Cloud managed network.

Features


Wireless Features

Enterprise-class features, including RF optimization, PoE, audio and video support.

  • BYOD policies
  • Application traffic shaping
  • Guest access
  • Enterprise security
  • WIDS and WIPS
  • Location analytics

Switch Features

Enterprise-class performance and reliability, including non-blocking gigabit performance and 10-gigabit Ethernet uplinks.

  • Voice and video QoS
  • Layer 7 application visibility
  • Virtual stacking
  • PoE / PoE+ on all ports
  • Remote packet capture and cable testing

Security Appliance Features

Scalable appliance range, from small office to data center.

  • Zero-touch site-to-site VPN
  • WAN optimization
  • Next-generation firewall
  • Content filtering
  • WAN link bonding
  • Intrusion detection

Mobile Device Management (MDM) features

No on-site appliances or software; works with any vendor’s network, and controls iOS, Android, Mac and Windows devices.

  • Centralized application deployment
  • Device security
  • Rapid provisioning
  • Backpack™ file sharing
  • Asset management

Bring your own device (BYOD)

Out-of-the-box security, management and capacity for BYOD-ready deployments.

  • Device-aware firewall and access-control antivirus scan
  • LAN isolation
  • Bonjour Gateway
  • Content and security filtering

The Meraki Story