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Meraki MR

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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Meraki MR

I can't think of any scenario where a Cisco Meraki MR product is not well suited, maybe with the exception of a very large outdoor area. I have used them exclusively at the last 2 companies I've worked for and haven't quite come across a situation where they've hurt us. Whether it's an office building with 500-1000 people or hundreds of retail stores across the US. It scales very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

I am hard pressed to determine a situation where SonicPoint devices are a good fit. The signal strength of these devices are so poor that we had complaints from customers who switched from cheap, home class devices. The scenario that I could think of where SonicPoint devices would be appropriate would be a situation where companies are using a SonicWall firewall and are mandated to use wireless devices from the same company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Meraki MR

  • Very quick and easy for user’s devices to recognize and connect to.
  • Security is highly effective.
  • Very easy for administrators to manipulate the device itself, as well as control what users are doing or if they are allowed to connect at all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

  • Centralized management works well.
  • Integration with SonicWall security appliances is seamless.
  • Security of the devices is better than the average device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Meraki MR

  • There have been some issues with updating the switches' firmware, which was solved with the help of the support team, maybe it should be easier and smarter to update it
  • In its current state, it has complicated policy-based routing and routing interfaces that need further development
  • When implementing any change to the network topology via the dashboard, it may take several minutes for that change to sync with the settings
Niloofar Keshvari Nia | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

  • Signal strength of the SonicWall devices are very poor.
  • Product support is lacking.
  • Development of features and product improvement is subpar.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Cause its intuitive, very clear and easy of use (no brainer) interface. It's whole portfolio in one portal aproach. Also cause the new features cycle release and the cisco Meraki comprehension of WiFi market. Also cause the fastest deployment available on the market that also comes with a easy to scale platform adding features and services in the same interface thats unique and awesome.
Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

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Usability

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 8.6
Based on 2 answers
The Cisco Meraki MR web interface is best in class when it comes to network management. While some networking knowledge is needed to understand what you are doing, no specialized training in any one specific operating system is required to design a whole network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

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Support Rating

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 8.8
Based on 25 answers
Meraki support is usually top notch. The are quick to respond and stick with an issue until it is resolved. One of the difficulties I've had with Meraki MRs is the limited ability the customer has in troubleshooting. Much of the more technical aspects of resolution can only be accessed by the Meraki support team, meaning dedicated IT teams are reliant on them when more complicated issues arise.
Dennis Chwee | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

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Alternatives Considered

Meraki MR

Cisco Meraki Stacks give us the ability to implement an entire network and security solution that impacts tremendously in the productivity of our employees, just because we have 1 Dashboard to manage an entire company network and security with ML include an easy-to-use web view. Any other brand in the industries has the ability to merge Switches, Wireless LAN, UTM, MDM, Video Surveillance in one intuitive dashboard HTML or Mobile App.
Jose De Jesus | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

Ubiquiti products have been much more reliable than SonicPoint devices. Going forward, we will no longer install SonicWall devices. The ROI on these devices are definitely negative. I cannot recommend SonicPoint devices to anyone. We have been much happier with Ubiquiti devices since we started switching our clients to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Meraki MR

  • Very easy deployment when we moved a major office location.
  • When we added special business needs we were able to add a Wi-Fi channel for special access with minimal IT effort and configuration.
  • Easy to setup, deploy and install when we have added remote sites.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

  • These devices have had a negative impact on our reputation with customers.
  • A large amount of time was spent troubleshooting problems.
  • Multiple promises of improvement by salespeople were unfulfilled.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Meraki MR

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SonicWall SonicPoint Wireless Security Access Point

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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