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2020-02-16T08:18:00Z
Sultan Dawood - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Product Marketing at Silver Peak Systems
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How does Cisco Meraki solution perform for Voice and SD-WAN?

I am a seasoned cloud and security marketing leader with extensive experience in product marketing, product management, and business development.

I am currently researching Cisco Meraki. Does it support Voice well? I was also wondering if anyone can shed light on how the solution performs for SD-WAN?

Thanks! I appreciate the help.

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AH
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
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2020-03-09T08:06:20Z
09 March 20

We have full range of Cisco Meraki MX appliances in production. The solution is perfect for smaller to large network requirement.
Below are some key advantages. of Cisco Meraki Cloud Managed Solution.

Visibility & Control: From Granular visibility to control on each Users, Application and Network devices, everything is under grip.

Traffic shaping: We can perform Traffic shaping rule, no need to have dedicated solution for packet shaping, however, it misses the compression part. i hope it is under consideration.

We can deploy Group Policies and and integrate it with AD, it will allow and disallow internet access so that we can avoid using a proxy server.

Single Dashboard to view, Manage and upgrade Mature ready firmware on all the network appliances on the spot or scheduled.

For more details. you can reach me on amirmhusain1@gmail.com

Urik Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre Sales Engineer at a integrator with 51-200 employees
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2020-03-08T15:28:36Z
08 March 20

Hi Sultan,

To use SD-WAN technology, you must to positioned Meraki MX devices.
It is necessary the bandwidth and quantity of clients to have a good devices sizing, but usually is normally used Meraki MX64, MX67 or MX68 (most density ports) at the branch side, and Meraki MX250 or MX450 at the concentrator side.
To facilitate the operations, it is recommended to use templates and add the same behaviours networks inside the pre-created templates.
In the branch side is possible to make the internet-out (split tunnel) with URL Filtering and other security functions in use. License Advanced Security is necessary.

There are several possible topology deployments to integrate with your legacy infrastructure.
Many features are enabled by default, as Voice and Video applications. Documentation explaned: https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Firewall_and_Traffic_Shaping/SD-WAN_and_Traffic_Shaping

Best,

-- Urik Silva

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IT Manager at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
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2020-02-20T08:15:35Z
20 February 20

MX for SD-WAN is great, please note you have to purchase advanced licenses. Cisco Meraki APs supports Voice (https://documentation.meraki.com/Architectures_and_Best_Practices/Cisco_Meraki_Best_Practice_Design/Best_Practice_Design_-_MR_Wireless/Wireless_VoIP_QoS_Best_Practices).

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