"The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate."
"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."
"The most valuable feature is ease of use."
"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."
"The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and technically very complete. I can configure, do advanced troubleshooting in the dashboard, and reboot access points remotely."
"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."
"Great visibility on the dashboard."
"The most important features of WhatsUp Gold are the server health and uptime it provides. Additionally, WhatsUp Gold is a Windows-based solution which is a benefit."
"It handles the basics of monitoring."
"Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network."
"WhatsUp Gold is very easy to deploy."
"NetFlow monitoring, real-time monitoring, and surveys have been the most valuable features for our business."
"The user interface is good enough."
"It is stable."
"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."
"If I am a user and I have a seat on the fourth floor, if I move across the building, the system should be able to track me and should be able to figure out my whereabouts or my position within the building if I'm connected to the wireless. That would make the administrator's life easier in terms of reachability."
"There needs to be more improvement on the device-connected interface."
"The initial setup is complex and can be made more straightforward."
"The wait time to speak with a Meraki support engineer is always long, but they get the job done."
"For my purposes, I don't need to see any other features added to the Meraki Dashboard. I have no criticisms and I do like the tool. If I had a criticism for it, it would be about the pricing because it could be a little less, but again, for the service that you get, I won't complain about that too much."
"Price could be reduced."
"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."
"You have to invest a few days to become an expert in this solution."
"The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system."
"The technical support does not bother to respond."
"The product is old and not updated."
"We can never achieve or get a good picture of the network topology."
"The initial setup of WhatsUp Gold is a medium range of difficulty levels. However, if it is your first time it could be difficult."
"The new release cadence needs to be improved. It takes a while for them to add new features and functionality. There should be a quicker turnaround with new versions."
"The interface needs some work."
The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.
Meraki Dashboard is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 15 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 21st in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews. Meraki Dashboard is rated 9.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Centralized dashboard management for all devices on your network that is easy-to-use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhatsUp Gold writes "Old, clunky, and with unresponsive support, this product touches the basics but not in style". Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM and IBM SevOne Network Performance Management, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Fortinet FortiSIEM. See our Meraki Dashboard vs. WhatsUp Gold report.
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