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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM)?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM), what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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4 Answers
TonyMoore - PeerSpot reviewer
President at
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
01 April 21

On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution at ten. If you want something that's going to work and scale very well, and allow you to pre-configure the devices before you get them into the company, then Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDMEMM) is a great option.

IT Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
Real User
12 July 20

There's a lot of options in the configuration and the setup. Make a test device and a test group and make sure you fully understand what is going on before you roll it out. For example, one setting lets you deny use of Safari, which sounds good till the user clicks a link in an email and it won't open. *Unless you use Microsoft Outlook which allows you to pick the app that links open in. Setting up VPP and DEP takes a little bit of effort, but these will be required no matter the MDM solution you choose. The Apple device enrollment program allows devices bought from the carrier you are registered with to show up in the account. On the Apple side, the VPP allows you to bulk buy apps, that's the same, regardless of which MDM solution you use. Personally, we don't plan to continue to use it going forward. While the Apple side of the solution is great, the Windows side just has a lot of problems.

IT Manager at Utmost
Real User
27 May 19

I would rate it a nine out of ten.

John Rocchio - PeerSpot reviewer
Infrastucture Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
04 October 18

Generally speaking, if it's just a mesh network within your own environment, which could be done at a fairly low knowledge level. It's when you're dealing with the external partners and stuff like that that you'll either have to really know what you're talking about to try and troubleshoot. It's a very easy solution for the most part, it's very easy to implement and very easy to administer.

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Hi Everyone, What do you like most about Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (MDM+EMM)? Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
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IT Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees
12 July 20
The stability of the solution is very good. It's reliable. We don't have crashes or experience freezing. There aren't bugs or glitches.
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01 April 21
I have found the location analytics feature that is built into the APs to be the most valuable. It allows you to compare data and to single out individuals who are repeatedly coming into your store. We can observe different trends. This is what separates it from a lot of the other solutions.
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Director of Content at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Dec 23, 2021
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CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
13 April 18
For Mobile Apps, it isn't the developer that causes the issue, it's the operating environment in which those apps operate in. That's where the security blind spot is. So if a company has a good MDM/EMM solution but also have consumer-facing or public-facing mobile apps, how can they control what happens to their app on the unmanaged devices of their customers? They don't know if that customer has a very old version smartphone, is a few software updates behind, or leaves it alone for periods of time in public places. Those are what hackers look for. We are seeing a lot of breaches happening because of this lack of control. Using a layered security solution approach will help alleviate some of these concerns.
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