Meraki Dashboard Valuable Features

IanMacfarlane
Technical Account Manager at OnServe
I think that the most valuable part about the dashboard is the analytics. A firm that I was doing some IT consulting work for was hit with a ransomware attack and this thing was amazing. After we got things cleaned up, we found that the actors had some IP numbers somewhere on the West Coast. They started to try to get back into the network and Meraki was there to say, "You know what? This same malicious IP number is knocking at your door again." We were able to take care of that and block them off so they could not access the network and that problem was put to rest. View full review »
Solutionf170
Solutions Consultant at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
The feature that seems most valuable in Meraki is that it covers SD-WAN and also the SD-LAN. In the dashboard, it has an integrated firewall and an integrated wireless LAN controller. Those are the features that are generally most useful for the customer. But, to be honest this is a solution for only small and medium-sized business customers. View full review »
Meraki677
Product Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The feature I find most valuable is the single pane of glass where you can configure a monitor view, all from one dashboard. For example, on the wireless side, you can configure it under the configuration panel, and then view statistics like location analytics, user analytics, etc. View full review »
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Dipmalya Dasgupta
Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Meraki is basically a product we sell as a dashboard. It's the best part of the solution and its greatest selling feature. Meraki gives a very comprehensive dashboard which gives the customer a lot of flexibility in terms of understanding the exact situational position of their infrastructure and what is happening in terms of the infrastructure, or how their access points are behaving. They can also gain visibility into access points of zones. The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate. There is good documentation in the form of manuals. The management is very good.It typically covers all of our client's requirements. Most of the clients are very into CSG and they are very willing to take the kind of dashboard offering Meraki has. India is generally pro-Cisco, as far as networking is concerned, which makes the solution an easy sell. Now that the internet bandwidth has become stabilized in India, we get a lot out of the solution. That makes the cloud capabilities very attractive. With the cloud, clients can cancel at any time, and there aren't controllers on-site to worry about. View full review »
Tech3677
Apprentice Technical Project Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Meraki is easy to use. You don't have to be a network engineer to use it. That's why I like it. I'm in IT, I know how our network works, but if you give that solution to my mom, for example, she would have used it like a normal, she could have opened a shop for example. That's what I like about Meraki Dashboard - all your switches, all your access points are all in one place, and it's easy to use. View full review »
NetworkTf472
Network Technician at a government with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass that gives you multisite visibility. It has the ability to push a configuration to multiple devices, or you can use the single pane of glass to login to any one of them. It saves a lot of time if you have to make a change on the fly. View full review »
NetworkA48fa
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
The most valuable feature of this solution is the single pane of glass. It has nice features like heat mapping and rogue AP detection. It can analyze the traffic that it is picking up from what may be a rogue access point, and it is able to identify those and send relevant notifications. Another helpful feature is that it can dynamically change the channel that the AP is using. View full review »
Jason Polce
Practice Director Network Infrastructure at Maureen Data
The features I find most valuable are the visibility and the ease of management. I like the visibility into all the traffic, feature parity with Cisco ASA firewalls and things like that. View full review »
NetworkS8f50
Network Support at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
The feature that I find most valuable is the product's ability and simplicity. View full review »
Michael_Tint
Head of Defense Analytics at clearmatics
The most valuable features would be its ease of use and the easy integration. View full review »
REZA JOSEPH
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its simplicity in navigating through the dashboard. It's well set out, and the layout is nice and user friendly. A lot of clients enjoy seeing layer 7 visibility. They get a good indication and insight into what is happening in their network and what applications are being used the most. They can then customize and give preference to business-critical applications. View full review »
reviewer1334250
Manager Network Services Europe/India/Africa at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I like that there is great visibility on the dashboard and you immediately see when something is going down. If you want to dive deeper and get more details you can. Because this is a cloud solution, you have everything configured and there's nothing we really need to configure ourselves to get the information we need. View full review »
reviewer1343760
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It is very easy to manage. It has good security, and it is working well with our firewall. View full review »
Eric Glass
Network Administrator at Diversicare Healthcare Services
Cloud management is nice and easy. There are no controllers to deal with upgrading and maintaining. It is easy to see all of the devices are online, and if not, which ones are down. View full review »
reviewer1401261
Adm. Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature is ease of use. View full review »
Jacobo Levy
Network Engineer at Palindrome Consulting
The most valuable feature is their support, and they get better every day. View full review »
Danny Vergel
Analista IT at Randstad
Meraki dashboard deserves an Oscar. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Meraki Dashboard. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
456,249 professionals have used our research since 2012.