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We performed a comparison between Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN and Mist AI and Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Wireless LAN solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Q&A Highlights
Question: Which product would you choose and why: Mist AI and Cloud or Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN?
Answer: Had so many problems with Meraki in the past 5 years. I wouldn't recommend them to anybody. The last problem was intermittent problems connecting to an SSID, the helpdesk answer was: "make the password less complex". It was passw0rd. Roaming always seems to break whenever they do an update. One time it took more than a year to fix the issues, couldn't upgrade the firmware for more than a year. Every time I reported a problem, they wanted to upgrade our firmware, but they hadn't fixed the roaming problem. Wifi works so much better now when we moved away from Meraki. Plus, we don't have to pay the license fee anymore.
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Pros
"The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.""The most useful feature of Juniper Wireless AP is the reporting Marvis.""The simplicity is great."

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"I have found the scalability to be very good.""The automatic VMware update is very useful because you don't have to worry about outages and planning for VMware updates. It is very advantageous from a management point of view. The ability to restrict and review the clients connected to each of our segments. Additionally, the solution is easy to use.""This product offers cloud-based configuration, so you can set it up from anywhere.""We're able to automate as well as manually control as necessary.""Provided reliability and a good price.""Great architecturally based dashboard and the solution is accessible from anywhere.""The user interface is very simple and easy to use — our customers are very satisfied.""The cloud manageability feature is valuable."

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

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Cons
"If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited.""Juniper Wireless AP can improve by continually improving its reporting and integration with other systems.""I need a bit more time with it before criticizing the features."

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"I would like to see integration with sensors.""The only concern is when the license has expired and it will no longer function, the entire network goes down, without any notification, or warning.""There should be better Spanish-language technical support.""It would be useful to have a service management platform integrated within this solution where we can measure the customer experience.""The annual maintenance is something that needs to be changed.""When it comes to switching, Meraki lacks categories of features.""Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN could improve by having more granularity in terms of the data displayed. However, I understand that with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, you need to have a compromise point to what are the functions that you're going to provide to the users versus ease of use. More granularity in terms of the data and the things that you can do to the devices would be helpful. For example, when we wanted to make a change, restriction, or segregation within Palo Alto, we can go to the level of detail that we want. The amount of detail provided is amazing, it is very granular. However, it comes with much more difficulty, it requires a technical understanding of the environment compared to Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN.""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."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We pay maybe 1000 SEK per year, per access point."
  • "Juniper Wireless AP's price is a little more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for."
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  • "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."
  • "We don't like the licensing model and we think that it needs to be improved significantly."
  • "Having a good price is important when we are providing quotations for projects."
  • "We do a three-year or five-year license and support. Its price could be better, but overall, we get competitive prices. A lot of times, Cisco puts itself out of range, especially with Meraki. I've dealt with a lot of business development from Cisco, and they have always been accommodating, especially in dealing with hospitals or government. There is also a right time to buy it. July is when they are eager to sell a lot of things because that is the end of their calendar year."
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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
    Top Answer:The solution is pretty generic and easy to use.
    Top Answer:As with all cloud offerings, you choose a one, two, three, or five-year license, and then you choose between only… more »
    Top Answer:You can only get so far with it. If you want to do more specific stuff, it's a bit limited. You can alter the channels… more »
    Top Answer:Confidentiality Integrity and Availability Or just CIA are the basic elements of security. How secure is your… more »
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Wireless is very robust, very rugged, and can handle indoor and outdoor coverage extremely well. We found it to be… more »
    Top Answer:The triangulation feature can be used to determine where a person is in relation to the access point.
    Top Answer:The price of this product is approximately the same as competing products in the market.
    Top Answer:The main problem is that the power consumption for the access point is always screaming that it needs more power. It's… more »
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    Also Known As
    MR18, MR26, MR32, MR34, MR66, MR72, Meraki Wireless LAN, Meraki WLAN
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    Overview

    Juniper Wireless Access Points work in conjunction with Juniper Mist Cloud Services and Mist AI to deliver premier wireless access capabilities. The Juniper Mist Edge extends microservices to the campus to bring agility and scale while enabling new applications at the edge.

    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
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    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
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Educational Organization11%
    Non Profit9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Retailer7%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise24%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is ranked 3rd in Wireless LAN with 62 reviews while Mist AI and Cloud is ranked 19th in Wireless LAN with 3 reviews. Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN is rated 8.0, 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, Juniper WLC Series and Ubiquiti WLAN. See our Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN vs. Mist AI and Cloud report.

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