Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN Valuable Features

Lee Tilley
Director of Information Systems at a non-profit with 11-50 employees

What I like best about Meraki is that I can change it from anywhere. I'm really the only person here that understands the concepts, which means that if I'm not on campus, resolving the problem is something that I can do online.

We also have a resident program here as well. So, if something's not right with the resident or they have an issue with their internet over there, I can flip to make it go over to a different internet circuit pretty quickly without ever coming onto campus.

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reviewer1303344
Network Engineer at a tech company with 201-500 employees

The fact that it's cloud-based is valuable because you don't have to have an actual physical controller in your location. That cuts down on space that you need, the redundancy, the power that you consume, how much it takes to cool down your server room, etc.

Because it's user-friendly, you can hand off some of the easier troubleshooting tasks to people that are not necessarily wireless engineers. You can hand it off to a desktop team, so that's helpful.

With other solutions, you have to configure the right guardrails to keep people from messing things up, but Meraki already has those guardrails in place. This is very frustrating for a competent engineer because then he doesn't have the ability to customize it the way he wants — it's a double-edged sword.

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WaqasManzoor
Senior Product Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

One of the best features of this solution is that it has enough in-depth visibility for the people who connect to their wireless technology.

This solution is quite flexible and compatible with other devices.

The most amazing part is that their access points have the ability to connect to multiple conference devices at different times, and it shows you the very in-depth Wi-Fi analytics through their dashboard.

This solution is simple and easy to use.

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Greg Mikkelsen
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We like the analysis that allows us to see how our cloud applications are performing and we like the way that the solution shows where suites are coming from, including if they are coming from overseas. 

We like the way that we can map the solution against the floor of our building. We are able to see a few things from a topography perspective and can show us if certain aspects are wrong.

The interface is excellent. We've been really happy with it.

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AB
reviewer1522773
Emerging & Disruptive Mobile Technology Expert, Strategic Advisor at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

The most valuable features are the multiple types of user groupings and access management. For example: what, when, how long for, what is the performance, and what device are they using are all groupings.

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EG
reviewer1213317
Technical Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

What I like most about this solution is that it is a fully managed solution. We can deploy it and check in on our customers without having an on-site connection or an on-site infrastructure for elderly customers.

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Robert Jump
Information Technology Manager at jpsnetwork

The ability to manage it remotely is the most valuable. If it has an internet connection, you can get to it. It is a great product for remote clinics. We kind of thought about doing this kind of standalone technology. 

Meraki is easy to manage. From a management perspective, it is the easiest to use, especially in the cloud. I like Meraki. I even have it in my home.

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CG
reviewer1543167
Advanced IT Executive at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The network security the solution provides is its most valuable aspect.

Overall, it's a very solid product. I really like it.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

The solution scales very well.

We've found the product to be quite stable.

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JR
reviewer1480227
Technology Systems Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees

In terms of the product, it's been very good for us. They don't have all of the tools built-in that we would like to have such as heat mapping, but when it comes to managing it, it is straightforward and easily operated. We're able to automate as well as manually control as necessary.

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Tim French
IT Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The big draw is the ease of installation. It's easy to manage, and it's easy to implement.

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Alex Jenkins
Director at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is cloud-based. It has a GUI rather than a command line, and it just works.

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EDGARDO CRUZ
Director at boundless

The captive portal feature is my favorite. It allows us to keep track of how many people are entering our client's businesses. 

Also, the security and content filtering that's included on the cloud is great.

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reviewer644592
Project Manager at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is the stability. It works and doesn't stop.

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reviewer1192131
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is easy for deployments. As we are an integrator, we sometimes have several levels separating the customer and our work. With this solution, the customer can look at his environment, and we also have the right to monitor it and to configure it if we need to from our end.

The functionalities are quite professional and complete. It offers good integration with other Meraki products, like switches and the firewall. You can get an overview of all networks and the host. It's really great; nobody else can do that.

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Dev-Patel
Associate Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable feature would have to be the cloud management with high level of detail and ability to be able to use all the information to troubleshoot issues remotely before having someone onsite.

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Mike-Robinson
Owner at Mar Consulting Services

The emailing of statuses is the most valuable feature. For example, if you lose power to the building or you lose your internet connection, you get an email to explain that it has happened. This gives you the opportunity, even in the middle of the night, to be en route to solve the problem before the office even opens up.

They provide good visibility on what's going on.

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reviewer1073604
Presale Consultant at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The dashboard is the solution's most valuable feature. It's very user-friendly. It's a good solution for people that don't have a big technical team.

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reviewer887640
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

The flexibility, since it's a cloud service, is the most valuable feature of this solution. As well as:  

  • The administration 
  • Management of the whole platform 
  • Development
  • Deployment options in the cloud
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DF
reviewer1383114
Strategie, Innovazione e Customer Experience – Analytics & Customer Experience (CEX) Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the technology of the security that is offered.

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Luiz Kazan
Digital Solutions Arquitect / Business Developement Manager for Smart Cities at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very easy to use. The user interface is very nice.

There are really great dashboards available. Users can see everything they need to on one pane of glass.

Users have the capability of capturing business insights on the solution. For example, we can see who uses the WiFi or monitor movement.

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reviewer1488774
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The cloud manageability feature is valuable. We can access it from anywhere. We don't have to get customers remote connections, we can simply log in using the internet, and they're easy to manage.

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SeniorTe41ae
Senior Tech Support Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees

The management and upgrades are very simple and straightforward.

Traffic analytics give us insight, but they don't decrypt anything.

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Henk Uittenbogaard
CEO at AnyWi Technologies BV

Multiple access ID capabilities, meshing, and the quality of the product itself are all valuable features.  

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Richard Frick
IT Manager at The Museum of the City of San Francisco

It is cloud-based. You can manage it remotely from anywhere in the world, and you don't have to be on-site, which is a very big advantage.

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Kimsin Phan
Manager, IT and Production at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The interface makes it easy to manage.

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RJ
reviewer1192146
Director at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment.

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BRETT SCHRIOCK
IT Director at Madison County

What I liked about these is that they worked. I didn't touch them or do anything with them. They were up and running when I came here. Once they are set up and running, you don't have to worry about them.

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Mansukh Bhesania
MD and CEO at Aster Networks Pvt Ltd

The most valuable feature is cloud management.

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reviewer1533048
Founder & MD at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Its ease of use and flexibility are most valuable. It is cloud-based software.

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AR
reviewer1454613
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This product offers cloud-based configuration, so you can set it up from anywhere.

It is easy to operate and easy to manage.

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Tim Waldner
Principal at WATERTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT 14-4

I like the record that is being kept and multiple SSDs.

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GB
reviewer1457697
Commercial Product Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

Its flexibility, ease of management via the portal, and the variety of access points are the most valuable features.

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reviewer1161036
Senior Network Specialist at a real estate/law firm with 501-1,000 employees

This is a cloud-based solution that is easily managed. You can manage the visibility and the cloud controller.  

It's a cloud solution that we can access from anywhere, on a mobile phone or any device. We can connect to it, manage it, and we can configure it. It's simple, really easy.

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Anoop-Kumar
Video conferencing Admin at Akshara Enterprises India Pvt Ltd

All of the compliances are available with Cisco Meraki. For example, you have all of the HIPAA compliance. Cisco Meraki is HIPAA compliant.

Because of HIPAA compliance, it can be used in the pharmaceutical industries.

I like cloud-based monitoring.

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Alexandra Cevallos
Project Engineer at CIEMTELCOM

It is easy to manage and configure. The dashboard of Meraki is easy to use.

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reviewer1213005
IT Security and Infrastructure Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

It's a cloud-managed network, which makes it easy to manage and to configure. You can configure the access points before it reaches your offices and can configure it through serial numbers. You can add the serial number of the access point and the Meraki dashboard. It's easy.

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Ammar_Farhat
Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company

The most valuable features are the management tools, including monitoring and reporting.

It can also be used for monitoring photos for all iPhones. It's an awesome application!

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Gregory Azevedo
IT Manager at Horiba

From a security perspective, this product has several advantages.

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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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