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Meraki MR

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Meraki MR

Cisco Meraki MR is well suited for enterprise deployments where there is a well-structured refresh cycle for network equipment. I say this because depending on the budget of an IT department, they may not pay for annual support for access switches and access points and simply replace them the equipment fails. However for Cisco Meraki MR, you must pay the maintenance in order for the equipment to work and to access the cloud portal needed to manage the equipment.Besides cost, Cisco Meraki MR is a great platform for small teams looking to simplify network management. This will free up the department to more closely work with their client's business goals instead of simply managing IT infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

The WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud works well in any scenario. With the number of AP model options, this solution can work at a coffee shop all the way up to a multi-tenant facility with thousands of users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Meraki MR

  • It can be easily managed thru the cloud which is very convenient and fewer admin headaches. Its cloud dashboard has good reporting as well.
  • More secured guest management, we love the separate firewall for guests and 1-click access.
  • It has a built in NAC and can protect us from Layer 3 to 7.
  • In terms of downtime or troubleshooting, it can be easily managed thru RDP.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

  • Ease of configuration of your Wi-Fi solution.
  • Full security feature set including IPS, and policing.
  • Event monitoring is second to none. Easy to troubleshoot any issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Meraki MR

  • Not as robust in the configuration as some other providers
  • Logs are not as detailed as they could be
  • Sometimes need support to help troubleshoot issues because of lack of logs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

  • As far as a native VLAN configuration, VLAN 0 is used while mostly all other vendors use VLAN 1 as the default (native) VLAN. Minor detail, but keeps configuration standard across the board.
  • The policing feature is powerful, but at times too powerful and needs to be modified a few times before getting the solution where you need it to be. Different levels of policing would be nice, with the option of creating your own and/or modifying an existing template.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Meraki MR

Meraki MR 8.9
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

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The support team is great! I have never had an issue getting the support I needed. They make it a point to stick with the issue until it's resolved to the customer's satisfaction. They do not make you feel like you need to hurry up and close the ticket. They make sure the solution is working as designed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Meraki MR

We used to have a few buildings with legacy Cisco wireless controllers and access points, and they were always a lot more work to take care of and make changes to. They were not tied together, so if you wanted to make a change across the district, you had to make the change on each controller. I will grant that they might have had a few more "power user" features, and maybe options wouldn't have been hidden like they sometimes are by Meraki, but those things were minor compared to the difference in ease of use.
Branden Beachy | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

WatchGuard Secure versus the Mojo Networks is the same being that they both use the same platform. Versus the Fortinet solution- it has a stronger security suite, but as far as functionality, they are about equal.Versus the Meraki solution- it has a stronger security suite, and costs less, but about the same when it comes to cloud-based management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Meraki MR

  • The ROI has always been positive with all my deployments because we have understood the needs to the customer and where the solution needed to provided coverage. That in turn allowed all my customers to have connectivity to the network, which allows the end user to complete their tasks on or ahead of time. Productivity levels are at or past expectation due to a stable network.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

  • The ROI for every customer we have deployed this solution has been within months. This is especially seen with customers who resell their Wi-Fi service.
  • Due to the stability of the solution, our NOC spends less time troubleshooting issues and outages which in turns gives them time to focus on other customer issues.
  • Due to the success of these deployments, our company continues to resell this product and has received higher discounts during the sale process which in turn have increased our profit margins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Meraki MR

General

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

WatchGuard Secure Wi-Fi Cloud

General

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

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