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Flowmon Solution vs. Meraki Dashboard
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Flowmon Solution vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The artificial intelligence and automatic detection system in Flowmon Solution are perfect for every, type of customer, such as government and commerce.""It is an open platform, so in terms of integration, we are quite happy. We can integrate it with other SNMP solutions. We can also integrate it with security solutions, such as a SIEM solution."

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"The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""We find that Meraki has all the features you need to be able to enable complex network protocols for AV equipment. We deal with a streaming product over IP, and Meraki is fantastic at that.""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.""What I found most valuable in the Meraki Dashboard is straight monitoring of the different devices, as well as the ability to easily set up VPNs, for example, both Meraki client VPNs and non-Meraki VPNs for different organizations that work with my company. I also like that the tool is a really good firewall.""Everything is in a single pane and you can look at your network in one centralized place.""It's really user-friendly.""Great visibility on the dashboard."

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Cons
"It would be helpful to have more details about the monitoring of the infrastructure. It should have support for SNMP. This is something that is currently not there in the product.""If there was better visualization in Flowmon Solution it would be good."

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"The initial setup is complex and can be made more straightforward.""There needs to be more improvement on the device-connected interface.""There is a bit of a problem when you try to log in and you don't have a fixed IP address. If you're granting access, you need to log in by using the IP address. If your administrator's IP address is not a fixed IP address and it has changed, you might need to update the changed IP address in the interface. For this, you need to log in to the interface to update the IP address. This issue might not have so much to do with Meraki interface.""The product is missing a VPN and it is a major issue when it comes to deployment.""Price could be reduced.""More integration would be an improvement.""Meraki Dashboard could improve the user interface by making it more user-friendly. The configuring can at times be difficult.""What needs improvement in Meraki Dashboard is its configuration. It'll also be better if the tool has more functionality, and that is what I'd like to see in its next release."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It works with a permanent license, and then you can pay for the support. For the gold support, you need to pay yearly."
  • "The price of the solution could be better."
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  • "The pricing for a small setup is only a few hundred dollars a year. The fee is subscription-based."
  • "Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months."
  • "My view is that it's expensive, but it's the best."
  • "The price of Meraki Dashboard is not expensive because knowing that it is a cloud-based solution has its benefits."
  • "Licensing for Meraki Dashboard is paid every year, and it's on a per-device model that costs roughly $300 to $400 per device, but that comes with full support and troubleshooting, etc. Compared to similar products, Meraki Dashboard is quite high-end, but the costs you pay are all-in."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The artificial intelligence and automatic detection system in Flowmon Solution are perfect for every, type of customer, such as government and commerce.
    Top Answer:If there was better visualization in Flowmon Solution it would be good.
    Top Answer:Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
    Top Answer:Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months.
    Top Answer:There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would like to see a VPN feature in a future release that supports tunnelling.
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    Overview

    Flowmon is a professional tool for effective network troubleshooting, performance monitoring, capacity planning, encrypted traffic analysis and cloud monitoring. Instead of just the red/green infrastructure status, it helps NetOps teams to understand user experience while keeping the amount of data noise and analytical work to a minimum. Flowmon is a part of the Kemp product portfolio.

    The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

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    Sample Customers
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    Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company39%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Non Profit4%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Retailer15%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Government8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Government4%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Flowmon Solution vs. Meraki Dashboard
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Flowmon Solution vs. Meraki Dashboard and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Flowmon Solution is ranked 45th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while Meraki Dashboard is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 15 reviews. Flowmon Solution is rated 8.0, while Meraki Dashboard is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Flowmon Solution writes "An open platform with good integration, easy installation, and good stability and scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Centralized dashboard management for all devices on your network that is easy-to-use". Flowmon Solution is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Alluvio AppResponse and Fortinet FortiSIEM, whereas Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM and Auvik. See our Flowmon Solution vs. Meraki Dashboard report.

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