Cisco Meraki began with the pursuit of revolutionary new technology: 100% cloud-managed IT. Basically an entire network under a single pane of glass. After more than a decade in business, Meraki continues to innovate delivering the simplest, most powerful solutions around. Helping our customers stay ahead of the curve as demands continue to grow. This means that wireless is expertly designed and engineered, optimized for the real world. Which means a better user experience, and it’s easier to set up! Meraki’s best-in-class network security is updated automatically giving you a powerful defense, and peace of mind. So no matter the vulnerability, we’re always working to keep you covered. And ambitious goals don’t require cumbersome tools and a team of experts to achieve. So you can finally get rid of all out of these! Now your networks can be configured in minutes—even for hundreds of sites around the world. Plus, you can manage your networks from anywhere. Today, IT isn’t just racks and cables in a server room. It’s working with sales, marketing, and the c-suite to solve business problems. It’s intelligent insights giving you an edge in decision-making. It’s giving you time back to focus on the work that really matters.
Analysts predict that by next year, almost 70% of all B2B IT spending will be for cloud based infrastructure, software, and services. At the same time, they face tough challenges such as increasing amounts of devices in their network, ever-higher bandwidth demands, security threats, and budget cuts. Cisco Meraki switches is allowing you to capitalize on these market trends, and protect your established on premise business from your competition. Cisco Meraki with automatic feature updates, open API’s, and a reduction of up to 90% in operational costs is the right choice for those looking to future proof their investment.
Cisco Meraki Products
Cisco has categorized the Meraki product into four main categories: Meraki Switches, Meraki Access Products, Meraki WAN Products and Meraki IOT Products.
Meraki Access Products
Meraki access product lines include Cloud Managed Wi-Fi, which can reliably deliver new mobile experiences with future-proof wireless using Cisco Meraki access points are built from the highest grade components and carefully optimized for a seamless user experience, Cloud Managed Network Switching, combining the simplicity of the cloud-managed dashboard with the power of enterprise-grade hardware, to cater to the demands of next-gen wired and wireless networks empowering Access and Stackable MS series switches, and Cloud-based Mobile Device Management which Centrally provision, monitor, and secure all endpoint devices within your organization, while keeping your network aware of constantly changing devices.
Meraki WAN Products
Cisco Meraki WAN product line includes Cloud Managed Network Security & SD‑WAN, helps you easily build a SASE solution that suits your needs with a consolidated networking and security platform trusted by thousands of organizations, Cloud managed wireless WAN, which can deliver consistent performance for business-critical operations with MG cellular gateways by extending primary or failover cellular connectivity anywhere with ease and at any scale, and Meraki Insight which helps IT administrators optimize the end user experience, significantly reducing the time it takes to isolate network or application problems. Meraki Insight requires a collector to gather the data it uses, and the Meraki MX platform can be easily upgraded to function as a collector.
Meraki IOT Products
Customers can benefit from Cloud Managed Smart Cameras to deploy, configure, and manage, MV provides reliable security and valuable business insights to organizations of any scale. Also Cloud Managed Sensors Protect your business-critical assets through the power of the Cisco Meraki Platform and simple-to-deploy Meraki MT environmental sensors.
How does Cisco Meraki licensing work?
Currently, Cisco offers two types of licensing models for Meraki devices: a new, Meraki Per-Device Licensing (PDL) model and a Meraki co-termination licensing model (co-term).
Meraki Co-Term Licensing
Meraki co-term licensing is applied on an organization-wide basis, resulting in a single expiration date for every Meraki device managed in an organization. This method, maintain a single expiration date for all devices in an organization and the entire organization are deactivated for any license compliance issue.
Meraki Per-Device Licensing Overview
Right now, Per-device licensing is available for all new and existing customers to opt into. New customers can opt in the Meraki dashboard after creating your organization to benefit from this type. Using this method, customers can assign a license to a specific device (MR, MS, MX, MV, MG) or a network (in the case of vMX and SM licenses) and enjoy the ability to renew all your devices or a subset of devices, as they prefer.