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2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Meraki Dashboard?

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

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REZA JOSEPH - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
2020-09-09T06:28:58Z
09 September 20

Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months.

IanMacfarlane - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP
Real User
Top 10
2020-08-09T07:19:48Z
09 August 20

For a small MX 64, it is maybe $300 to $400 a year. It is nothing really outrageous. I was originally put off that you had to pay for a subscription, but I am a veteran thinking back 10 years ago when there was no such thing as subscriptions. Now just about everything seems to be going that route. I could see a firewall device and that is sort of comforting. I do not agree with the solution being like a switch and virtually invisible. Like you could have a switch-up in the ceiling somewhere that nobody knows is there. Then all of a sudden it gets tripped and just stops working. You don't see a device go down. But again, it is not just Meraki that is going with the subscription scheme. It is also other companies like SonicWall. They are all going to subscription-based licensing.

AH
Solutions Consultant at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Consultant
2019-07-16T05:40:00Z
16 July 19

I don't have much experience with the pricing because the financial team is responsible for that. So in terms of comparing the prices between Meraki and other solutions, I do not have direct experience and the information to do that. But I heard that Meraki is not cheap. To be fair this is only what I heard from a good source. It's not the cheapest solution, but it is a good one. I just don't know where it falls exactly in the range of competitors.

ED
Network Support at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

Cost and pricing falls outside of my responsibility.

TA
Network Administrator at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

The licensing fees are $180 USD, per AP, for three years. I don't recall the initial startup costs.

Jason Polce - PeerSpot reviewer
Practice Director Network Infrastructure at Maureen Data
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

We have a license for 5 years. I've heard that the advanced security license is a bit on the high end because it's competitive with other solutions. I believe it really depends on the bandwidth, so the bigger your platform, the more you will pay.

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UA
Product Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
23 June 19

From a pricing perspective, they are still expensive.

it_user1031073 - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Defense Analytics at clearmatics
Real User
2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
16 June 19

Licensing is around under 1000 pounds. The licensing is either one year, three years, five years or ten years and during the licensing, we can choose to renew it per year or per every three years. We've got a license for three years. It's about 160 or about 200 pounds each.

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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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UA
Product Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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From a pricing perspective, they are still expensive.
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Cost and pricing falls outside of my responsibility.
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