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We performed a comparison between Meraki Dashboard and ThousandEyes based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Meraki Dashboard vs. ThousandEyes Report (Updated: January 2023).
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Pros
"Scalability is one of Meraki Dashboard's strongest features. We have thousands of users if we're counting the end-users on our clients' network, but we have hundreds of clients.""Everything is in a single pane and you can look at your network in one centralized place.""The initial setup process is quite simple.""The ability to view the entire project stack, including the camera, features, and routers, which I believe are the most important or relevant components.""Meraki Dashboard does not require a lot of maintenance. Cisco tells communicates through the Meraki Dashboard web client, it will automatically send updates to the equipment. They will send you an email on what day the updates will take place. If you want to proceed, you can click on accept, or you can decline them and schedule the updates at another time.""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 knowing the wireless and switch are healthy.""It's a simple, functional solution."

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"The most valuable feature of ThousandEyes is user-friendliness. It has been essential for us to have a solution that is easy to use.""The installation process is not hard at all.""It's fairly easy to set up.""ThousandEyes gives companies better visibility."

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Cons
"The solution can be expensive.""The price could be lower because the license for access points is expensive.""Meraki lacks their own software for connecting to the VPN which creates some issues.""More integration would be an improvement.""When users are trying to roam from one location to another location, geographical tracking would be helpful.""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.""The cost of the solution is high and can be improved.""The wait time to speak with a Meraki support engineer is always long, but they get the job done."

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"Once I fully use the tool 100%, I'm sure I would have something to critique, however, for now, I'm happy with it.""I would like the product to offer more agility.""ThousandEyes could improve the dashboards by adding more features.""They only offer synthetic requests."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "I’m not sure of the exact cost, however, it’s my understanding the Meraki WiFi is around $800. That’s for a three-year license. It’s about $150 a year."
  • "The Meraki Dashboard has more competitive pricing."
  • "You don't have to pay for the dashboard."
  • "Meraki Dashboard is a utility and portal that's part of the Meraki solution."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or requirements. Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better from a cloud monitoring or APM monitoring perspective.  You can check… more »
    Top Answer:The authentication overall - including to the VPN and LAN - is excellent.
    Top Answer:The guest portal is hard to use. Clients have faced many difficulties, especially around various mobile devices in order to get LAN authentication. They need to improve this area. Right now, the user… more »
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    Overview

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

    ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, whether public or private. ThousandEyes enables users to optimize application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments.

    With cloud, enterprises can innovate much faster, but the growing number of cloud and SaaS applications means that more apps are being delivered over the Internet. This increases dependence on the Internet, a public “best effort” network, and other third-party infrastructures, substantially reducing the ability of IT teams to predict, visualize and control operational behavior. This results in a chaotic and unmanageable IT environment, making issue resolution a time-consuming ordeal, potentially impacting reputation and revenue. ThousandEyes has innovated an approach based on an unmatched distribution of smart agents across the Internet and enterprise, providing visibility all the way to the end user. ThousandEyes gathers and analyzes massive volumes of Network Intelligence data from all of these vantage points, enabling organizations to solve even their most obscure performance problems in minutes. By using ThousandEyes in the planning and testing phases of cloud adoption, customers can also strategically identify and fix underlying problems before production deployment of business-critical applications.

    The ThousandEyes solution is ubiquitous across industry sectors, and since launching in mid-2013, customers have come from a diverse set of industry sectors, which include Silicon Valley technology companies, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing and education.

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    Sample Customers
    Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
    Wayfair, GitHub, Craigslist, Comcast, SurveyMonkey, Lyft, Box, HP, Zendesk, IO Data Centers, Good Technology, NNTCommunications, Proofpoint, Schneider, Crowdstrike, Avera, Pitney Bowes, InstartLogic, Shutterfly, Shutterstock, Condé Nast, Roche, Jive, Actelion, Brocade, Infor, Okta, JLL, DigitalOcean, Zuora, NetSuite, CloudFlare, One, DemonWare, Quantcast, Carbonite, CareerBuilder, Prosper, Oscar, Slack
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Retailer9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Security Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Retailer6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Buyer's Guide
    Meraki Dashboard vs. ThousandEyes
    January 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki Dashboard vs. ThousandEyes and other solutions. Updated: January 2023.
    670,400 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Meraki Dashboard is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 21 reviews while ThousandEyes is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews. Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.8, while ThousandEyes is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Incredibly easy to use, great troubleshooting and prevention of malicious events". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ThousandEyes writes "Reliable. simple to set up, and offers fast monitoring capabilities". Meraki Dashboard is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Mist AI and Cloud and Auvik, whereas ThousandEyes is most compared with Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds NPM and Kentik. See our Meraki Dashboard vs. ThousandEyes report.

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