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Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The installation process is very easy.""The Artificial Intelligence on offer is very useful.""The installation process is nice and easy."

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"Meraki is a decent solution for a small company, and we use it in a pretty typical way. We need Teams and Zoom to work, and we need a high level of security because we want our business to remain confidential.""Allows for cloud-based management of your Wi-Fi network.""The solution has worked very well in our campus environment.""The most valuable features of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN are the ease of use and the ability to manage it from the cloud.""The most valuable features in Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN are that we were able to see all the registered users for each particular WAP, which is a big help. The roaming allows us to have continuous wireless throughout the building. The signal can carry over from one WAP to another. Which is probably the most important feature.""For Meraki, the ease of deployment and management is most valuable.""Great architecturally based dashboard and the solution is accessible from anywhere.""The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment."

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"The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.""AI is the most valuable feature.""Has an extremely good feature set."

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Cons
"The solution could offer more integration with other products.""We would prefer it if the solution could be less expensive.""The support on offer to other vendors switching - like Aruba or Ruckus - could be improved."

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"Meraki is still very much a small office type of solution. It is not a fit for large enterprise networks, as it doesn't have tunneling functionalities.""If there are advanced features that you can have enabled, they should allow users access to that in an easier manner.""If they could work on the Meraki firewall hardware, and add SSL decryption as well as more application control and deep packet inspection, that would be ideal.""The annual maintenance is something that needs to be changed.""I would like to see integration with sensors.""It would be nice to have licensing that stays in place while the system is being renovated or changed.""There is a processing limitation when you have multiple SSIDs, above three or four.""In the next release, I would like to see the central control plane have the flexibility to control and distribute policies to all LAN networks, balance the traffic, and the performance based on application monitoring."

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"The inter-functionality with other vendors was a negative for us.""There could be more integration."

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  • "The pricing is based on a subscription and is a bit high at the moment."
  • "This solution is quite costly and there are costs in addition to the licensing fees."
  • "This solution is slightly more expensive than others, such as Ruckus Wi-Fi."
  • "It's not super expensive and it's not super cheap."
  • "The cost is not so much for Wireless LAN, but when you have to get the security license, it costs a lot."
  • "The price of the product could be cheaper."
  • "The price is on the high side when compared to Aruba."
  • "It is expensive."
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  • "The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market."
  • "The price is about the same compared to other vendors. There is an add-on license, but it's up to you if you want to buy it or not."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The installation process is very easy.
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    It's much more technical when compared to other companies. The solution could offer more integration with other… more »
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    We primarily use the solution as a WiFi controller.
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    Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
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    Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… more »
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    Cisco’s Meraki Virtual MX is a virtual instance of the Meraki SD-WAN appliance. We liked the Meraki. The Wifi APs are a… more »
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    The price is about the same compared to other vendors. There is an add-on license, but it's up to you if you want to buy… more »
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    Also Known As
    Juniper WLAN
    MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
    Mist Access Points
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    Overview
    WLC Series Wireless LAN Controllers deliver and manage wireless local area networks with the highest level of reliability, performance, security, and management in the industry. They integrate secure, wireless LANs with any size wired infrastructures, from small branch offices to the largest enterprise or university campus.
    Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience. The outcome: faster connections, greater user capacity, more coverage, and fewer support calls. The Cisco Meraki dashboard gives visibility into the network users, their devices, and their applications. Armed with rich analytics, administrators can quickly create access control and application usage policies, optimizing both the end-user experience and network security.

    Mist AI uses a combination of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science techniques to optimize user experiences and simplify operations across the wireless access, wired access, and SD-WAN domains.

    Data is ingested from numerous sources, including Juniper Mist Access Points, Switches, Session Smart Routers, and Firewalls for end-to-end insight into user experiences. These devices work in concert with Mist AI to optimize user experiences from client-to-cloud, including automated event correlation, root cause identification, Self-Driving Network™ operations, network assurance, proactive anomaly detection, and more.

    Juniper also leverages Mist AI for next-generation customer support. It is the foundational element behind Marvis, the industry’s first AI-driven Virtual Network Assistant, which provides extensive insight and guidance to IT staff via a natural language conversational interface.

    With Mist AI, operators save time and money with faster problem resolution and fewer onsite visits. Users benefit from a network infrastructure that is more predictable, reliable, and measurable.

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    Sample Customers
    Apollo Hotel Papendrecht, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Bajaj Capital, Baloise Insurance, BAS Group, Borealis, Danish Crown, Deloitte Belgium, Jan Yperman Hospital, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, MercaSID, S.A., NHTV Breda University, Parklands College and Christopher Robin Pre-Primary, San Antonio Community Hospital, Sandia National Laboratories, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), St. Catherine University, TalkTalk, The Education Village, University of Copenhagen, University of the Highlands and Islands, University of the West of Scotland (UWS), Valdosta State University, Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), zulily
    Advanced Medical Transport, Banco de Guayaquil, Baylor Scott & White Health, BH Telecom, Bowling Green State University, Calligaris, Children's Hospital Colorado, City of Biel, Del Papa Distributing, Department of Justice, Dimension Data, Dualtec Cloud Builders, Electricity Authority of Cyprus, Grupo Industrial Saltillo (GIS), Hertz, K&L Gates , LightEdge, Lone Star College System, Management Science Associates, Mindtree, NBC Olympics, Quest, Sony Corporation, The Department of Education in Western Australia, Valley Proteins
    Dartmouth, Hitachi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Nebraska Furniture Mart, NTT, Okta
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Non Profit9%
    Educational Organization9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer6%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise43%
    Large Enterprise14%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    598,116 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 2nd in Wireless LAN with 66 reviews while Mist AI and Cloud is ranked 18th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.2, while Mist AI and Cloud is rated 5.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN writes "Highly reliable, effective site blocking, and beneficial reports". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mist AI and Cloud writes "With Wi-Fi 6, we're able to have better coverage and better performance". Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Ubiquiti Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless and Aruba Instant, whereas Mist AI and Cloud is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, Ubiquiti WLAN and Aruba Instant. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud report.

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