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Meraki MS Switches Pros

Jóhann G. Thorarensen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Sund Upper Secondary School
Easy to set up, stable switches with good accessibility that makes it quicker to identify problems, find solutions, and fix problems.
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SF
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The top feature of Meraki MS switches for me is Layer 7 application visibility. Another positive in general is that you don't need to set up a console to the switch itself; it dials in to a single dashboard where you can completely manage all your network devices.
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JM
User at Baseline Consulting, LLC
I like the flexibility of the Meraki firewall. It gives you the ability to lock things down. Having multiple VLANs is helpful for the switching infrastructure and firewall. It's crucial when you have a public-facing VLAN, a private-facing VLAN, and a secure VLAN.
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Meraki MS Switches
July 2022
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PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Setting up a switch can be performed prior to having your hands on the device. Once you purchase a Meraki switch you will get an email from Meraki with a code to add to your dashboard and then you can start setting up your switch so when it arrives it will download its configuration and be all setup.
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Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The dashboard and the interface, in general, are good features.
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WM
Consulting Engineer at IV4
It is easy to deploy, maintain, and update. It has been trouble-free so far. I am still a Cisco command-line bigot, but the web interface makes it a lot easier for our help desk to interact with a client. When the clients call in and say that they aren't able to connect, it takes the help desk 10 minutes or less to look at everything in the enterprise or location. They can look at the firewall, switches, or access points in the dashboard. That's why I like the dashboard.
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SM
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature about Meraki is the console. The second most valuable feature, to me, is the technical support and the infrastructure behind the console.
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IanMacfarlane - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP
Being able to look at every port and see what it is connected to is very useful. Everything seems to be running really well. They've got everything covered. They have a really cool mounting system at the bottom and an access point that you can use to level up your device. It is kind of cool.
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JG
Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Provides good statistics and it doesn't require teaching command lines.
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JoelCloutier - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer - Operations Technologies Individual Contributor at Innergex
The product offered a lower CapEx cost for the appliance.
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Meraki MS Switches Cons

Jóhann G. Thorarensen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at Sund Upper Secondary School
The price for this product could be cheaper. For a low-budget school or institution, scaling up and implementing more switches could take longer because of budget constraints.
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SF
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
In my opinion, there's room for improvement cost-wise. With Meraki's licensing terms, you're required to pay an annual licensing fee, which can be for a one-year license or perhaps a five-year license. But if you analyze the costs involved, there are huge expenses incurred as far as the licensing is concerned.
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JM
User at Baseline Consulting, LLC
The documentation could be more extensive. For example, it could describe more scenarios. It would be great if they could incorporate AI engines into the switching infrastructure and firewall so you can configure it to prevent intrusion. They have intrusion prevention and detection, but they could enhance it by incorporating AI into their firewall.
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Buyer's Guide
Meraki MS Switches
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Meraki MS Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
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PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Meraki MS switches are great for pretty much all SMB networks and most enterprise networks. However, there are some higher-end functions that larger enterprise networks with full access, distribution, and core switch stack may find limiting.
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Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We had some dashboard licensing issues, maybe because their method of collecting data from the user needs to be more streamlined.
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WM
Consulting Engineer at IV4
It would be good to include the command-line access someday.
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SM
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees
The biggest area that they fall short on is comparing the performance.
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IanMacfarlane - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP
It would be great if they can get the price down for small businesses.
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JG
Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Less flexibility than in some other solutions.
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JoelCloutier - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineer - Operations Technologies Individual Contributor at Innergex
We had issues with the stability, issues with the pricing, and the total cost of ownership.
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Buyer's Guide
Meraki MS Switches
July 2022
Learn what your peers think about Meraki MS Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2022.
619,967 professionals have used our research since 2012.