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Vetting the Value of the Cisco Meraki Dashboard

What is the real value of the Cisco Meraki Dashboard to IT Leaders?

Cisco Meraki is a cloud-managed networking solution that offers IT professionals wireless access points, switches, security appliances, and mobile device management tools – all from one pane of glass.

The value of Meraki lies in its simplicity, ease of management, and scalability.

Here are some key factors that contribute to its value:

1. Cloud Management:

Meraki’s cloud-based management allows administrators to easily configure, monitor, and manage their network infrastructure from a central dashboard accessible through a web browser. This simplifies network administration and reduces the need for on-site management tools and expertise.

2. Scalability:

Meraki is designed to scale seamlessly from small to large networks. Whether you have a single office or a global enterprise, Meraki’s architecture can accommodate your network needs. It supports easy expansion and integration of additional Meraki devices into existing deployments.

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3. Ease of Deployment:

Meraki devices are designed for plug-and-play deployment, requiring minimal configuration. Once connected to the network, they automatically download the necessary configurations and policies from the cloud-based management system, making deployment quick and straightforward.

4. Network Visibility and Analytics:

Meraki provides comprehensive visibility into network traffic, application usage, and user behavior. The cloud-based dashboard offers real-time monitoring and reporting, allowing administrators to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, optimize network performance, and make data-driven decisions.

Tune into the latest #BFGTechTalk video series when Mike Lindsley of Blue Fox Group pushes 3 different Meraki experts beyond perceived value to get to the real value-add for IT professionals.

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5. Security Features:

Meraki incorporates robust security features to protect your network and data. It includes an integrated firewall, intrusion prevention system (IPS), content filtering, and VPN capabilities. These security features are managed and updated centrally through the cloud, ensuring consistent protection across the network.

6. Integration with Ecosystem:

Meraki devices can integrate with other systems and services through APIs, allowing for automation and customization. It enables integration with third-party applications, such as security systems, ticketing systems, and network management tools, to enhance functionality and streamline operations.

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