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"Cradlepoint NetCloud is very stable."

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"I have found the dashboard very useful, you can configure all of your devices at the same time by just changing some menus.""The most valuable feature is application performance monitoring and being able to browse packets dynamically based on priorities.""Because it's a cloud-based network infrastructure, everything is done in the cloud, so I don't need to be on-site physically to be able to troubleshoot or resolve an issue. I can be anywhere and resolve an issue.""The seamless end-to-end setup is really what makes it beautiful; that's why Meraki is good.""The most valuable features of this solution are load balancing and the security possibilities you have.""t is very stable based on our experience and the application performance has been superb.""Meraki makes you believe that anything is possible.""Meraki SD-WAN is a very stable and scalable solution with good technical support."

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"In our situation, the initial setup was complex."

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"The product could be improved by being made more simple to use. We had some issues integrating our MPLS with Meraki SD-WAN.""The VPN client could be improved.""We have a lot of problems with distribution. The late deliveries likely have to do with the time it takes for the fabrication of components. It is a principal problem at this moment.""The security and upgrading could improve in this solution.""This solution can only support up to two WAN ports.""You need to have internet access to configure the solution. You cannot do it locally, there should be a local option.""There are currently issues with NAT-Unfriendly situations on G4 networks that should be resolved.""The port density should be improved because this solution is limited to two."

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  • "Cradlepoint's prices are on par with similar solutions."
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  • "Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years."
  • "The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually."
  • "The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive."
  • "Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."
  • "like everything else, it's negotiable."
  • "If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included."
  • "This solution is more expensive than competitors."
  • "From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective."
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    Cradlepoint’s NetCloud is an integrated platform that connects modern enterprises from the Edge to the cloud to ensure pervasive connectivity and greater availability. It combines advanced Enterprise Software-Defined Network (SDN) and Software-Defined Perimeter (SD-P) technologies that enable dynamic connectivity and network management of fixed branch locations, vehicles, and M2M/IoT deployments within one pane of glass platform.

    Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

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    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Logistics Company6%
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Healthcare Company3%
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Cradlepoint NetCloud is ranked 3rd in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 1 review while Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 18 reviews. Cradlepoint NetCloud is rated 8.0, while Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cradlepoint NetCloud writes "An all-in-one subscription that enables your transition to a Wireless WAN". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". Cradlepoint NetCloud is most compared with Peplink SpeedFusion, Cisco SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, VMware SD-WAN and Versa FlexVNF, whereas Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Citrix SD-WAN and VMware NSX.

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