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2019-05-08T19:56:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Meraki Dashboard?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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PeerSpot user
17 Answers
AP
CyberSecurity & Cloud Solutions Manager at alet communications
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-29T21:36:35Z
29 March 21

We use the solution to connect any devices to the network and for monitoring.

Dipmalya Dasgupta - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-10-06T06:57:38Z
06 October 20

We primarily use the solution for the dashboard functionalities.

BK
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-09-13T07:02:20Z
13 September 20

We are using Meraki Dashboard to log in to the firewall and to set up the VPN, etc. Our firewall is deployed on-premises.

LB
Adm. Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2020-08-27T10:31:45Z
27 August 20

We use this product for managing our Meraki devices.

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

The primary use is to have centralized control over all the Meraki devices and services on your network. Primarily I use it for security configuration and reporting.

Alexander Rauch - PeerSpot reviewer
Delivery Manager Network Services at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-06-30T08:17:28Z
30 June 20

Meraki is a networking device which is cloud managed. It's a kind of software defined networking device. You connect to it via the cloud and then you have some dashboard services available from the cloud provider, from Meraki. We have traditional networking devices and we use Meraki for other purposes. I'm the company manager of network services for Europe, India, and Africa and we're a customer of Meraki.

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Danny Vergel - PeerSpot reviewer
Analista IT at Randstad
Real User
2019-11-05T23:15:00Z
05 November 19

We have implemented Cisco Meraki in thirty-two branch offices and our HQ.

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

Cisco Meraki offers unified management of devices on a network from a centralized dashboard.

PR
Network Technician at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

We use this solution to create VPN tunnels between remote sites and our core.

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

Our primary use case is to deploy and manage the wireless APs and system switches.

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

We use this solution to provide Wi-Fi access within the organization.

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

I am the Practice Director for Network Infrastructure and I primarily use this solution for edge security and WAN routing.

SD
Apprentice Technical Project Manager at a retailer with 201-500 employees
Reseller
2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
26 June 19

My primary use case is managing the LAN, the Local Area Network, in our shops. We have a total of 40 shops in France, so I'm using Meraki for managing my LAN, my access point, my switches my VLAN, my SSIDs, etc.

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

The primary use is with the Managed Service Provider Dashboard. I work for an ISP, and we provide Meraki solutions to our customers.

PeerSpot user
Network Administrator at Diversicare Healthcare Services
Real User
2019-06-17T17:02:00Z
17 June 19

We acquired more than two hundred and fifty Meraki APs as part of a multi-site acquisition. We bought the licensing, stood up a Meraki Dashboard and imported the APs into our Dashboard. A super easy transition of the Wireless LAN.

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

The primary use case of this solution is to provide a wireless and networking solution for the office or home. I use it at home and at work.

Jacobo Levy - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2019-05-08T19:56:00Z
08 May 19

Our primary use case for this solution is network security and reporting.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
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UA
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Regarding this solution, there are a few additional comments: from my side, because I'm a managed service provider, and we sell and manage services to our customer, I feel what's lacking right now is the technical training to up skill and manage the service provider. In South Africa, a lot of training is not available. In terms of technical training, there's none of that, apart from the CMNO training. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
SD
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26 June 19
We use the solution every day, every hour. We usually check the dashboard once a day. Be aware that it's really easy to use, so you can easily make the wrong changes for example, but can get help easily from good people. Meraki is very accessible. It's a solution that can be used by anyone - by administrators, by end-users, by a lot of people. You have to be aware that it is pretty easy to be used, but you have to use it well. Use it well and it will be fine. The MDM, however, is bad. We're using another MDM now because Meraki was so bad. I would rate the solution 9 out of 10.
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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.
2 out of 14 answers
UA
Product Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
23 June 19
From a pricing perspective, they are still expensive.
ED
Network Support at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
02 July 19
Cost and pricing falls outside of my responsibility.
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