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IanMacfarlane - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP

I think that the most valuable part about the dashboard is the analytics. A firm that I was doing some IT consulting work for was hit with a ransomware attack and this thing was amazing. After we got things cleaned up, we found that the actors had some IP numbers somewhere on the West Coast. They started to try to get back into the network and Meraki was there to say, "You know what? This same malicious IP number is knocking at your door again." We were able to take care of that and block them off so they could not access the network and that problem was put to rest.

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Phil Taul - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Solutions Architect at Tektel, Inc

It's great that everything is in a single pane and you can look at your network in one centralized place. I also value the ability to troubleshoot network issues through the solution. For example, you can do a cable test off their switch port from the portal even if you're not on-site. If I want to know whether the data cable is good, I can run a test through the portal, then the switch, and it'll come back and tell me whether that cable is good or has been damaged. 

They also have a nice system included for firmware updates and numerous good logging files and many features that help whenever something goes wrong. As a pivot onto the security aspect, if you have their Advanced Security License, then they monitor for you. Cisco has lots of different security teams, and they're able to almost make network security a passive thing. As long as I have the right license and have it configured, it catches malware, and will stop a user from downloading a file that's malicious software. In addition, they have a lot of group policy features. You can assign specific users on the network to group policies that either give them access to or bar them from specific things. 

The positives are all about the ease of being able to see everything, the ability to troubleshoot and for the solution to passively stop malicious events without me having to do a whole lot of work.

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VP
IT Manager at Electrical Wholesalers Edmonton Limited

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.

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Dipmalya Dasgupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

Meraki is basically a product we sell as a dashboard. It's the best part of the solution and its greatest selling feature.

Meraki gives a very comprehensive dashboard which gives the customer a lot of flexibility in terms of understanding the exact situational position of their infrastructure and what is happening in terms of the infrastructure, or how their access points are behaving. They can also gain visibility into access points of zones. 

The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate.

There is good documentation in the form of manuals.

The management is very good.It typically covers all of our client's requirements. Most of the clients are very into CSG and they are very willing to take the kind of dashboard offering Meraki has.

India is generally pro-Cisco, as far as networking is concerned, which makes the solution an easy sell. Now that the internet bandwidth has become stabilized in India, we get a lot out of the solution. That makes the cloud capabilities very attractive. With the cloud, clients can cancel at any time, and there aren't controllers on-site to worry about.

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MR
Senior Advisor at TwentyTwo

Meraki provides the most features. It's helpful to be able to see that your network is online. Something I love about Meraki is on all the Meraki switches in the dashboard, you can see what their current data transfer rates are, and you can run cable tests from it. We've used the cable test function numerous times. It's fantastic.

One of the things we love about Meraki is that we work a lot with audio visual systems for new buildings. 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. With wireless presentation, you can set Bonjour and mDNS replication really easily on your wireless network and have it traverse different VLANs and different wireless servers. It's fabulous, but you have to know how to do it.

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IS
Quality Control Engineer at Casaplex LLC

The most critical feature of Meraki Dashboard is its scalability.

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Miguel Pinhal - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at Inetum

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.

I have been happy with all the features that Meraki Dashboard provides.

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MR
It specialist

It's an easy-to-use product. It's really user-friendly. The product is not really hard to understand. There is so much information relative to the device, and the connected device, or a non-active line, or something like that.

The user interface is great. It's quite simple. 

It's very stable. 

The initial implementation process is simple.

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REZA JOSEPH - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

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.

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Alexander Rauch - PeerSpot reviewer
Delivery Manager Network Services at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like that there is great visibility on the dashboard and you immediately see when something is going down. If you want to dive deeper and get more details you can. Because this is a cloud solution, you have everything configured and there's nothing we really need to configure ourselves to get the information we need.

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RL
Dentist at Universidade Estácio de Sá

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.

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BK
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

It is very easy to manage. It has good security, and it is working well with our firewall.

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AP
CyberSecurity & Cloud Solutions Manager at alet communications

Some of the features I have valuable are ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring. We do not need a lot of people to solve problems because the solution is easy to use. Easy access is important especially in the summertime when you are on holiday and want to connect mobile devices.

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Cesar Argel - PeerSpot reviewer
Director de PMO at Cibergenius S.A.S

I like that Meraki Dashboard is a user-friendly product.

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LB
Adm. Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is ease of use.

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Buyer's Guide
Meraki Dashboard
June 2022
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