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Cisco Meraki MS

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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MS

Meraki Switches are great for most mid to large size environments where ease of management is important for the team of network admins. Meraki can be managed by less experienced admins and Meraki Support is super helpful when needed. These switches can be used in any environment in need of robust switching. Small business with single locations may be better served by more basic switches.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Meraki MS

  • Meraki MS switches are wonderful at allowing a network admin to configure a VPN mesh network without having to have highly specialized knowledge. Unlike Cisco switches, there is no CLI, there is only a GUI, and Meraki support helps you set it up as you add nodes to your network.
  • Meraki MS switches are easy to deploy. Full stop.
  • They can work with any firewall or ASA but I would strongly recommend using the Meraki MX security appliance if you are going to use Meraki MS switches because they were made to work together.
  • They easily stack. It's all done for you in the Meraki cloud control panel.
  • They will get an address from your admin VLAN's DHCP scope and keep it. Even if you unplug it and move it, you will not have to worry about addressing it.
  • The GUI is online and you can reach it from anywhere, so as long as you have the credentials, you can manage the network from any device that has a browser.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Meraki MS

  • Some advanced features that you might find in a regular Cisco switch might be missing.
  • Upgrading firmware almost forces you to update all switches in a network at the same time. It would be nice to do one at a time.
  • I would like to see better reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.5
Based on 26 answers
Cisco support for the Meraki products is great. I have a dedicated representative who I can reach out to at any time. They offer numerous online resources and easy to follow tutorials to help the most novice user feel like a pro. When I need support they were ready and quickly helped me solve my problems.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki MS

I indicated I used Netgear switches before--the Meraki switches replaced those. I have also used Dell, HP, and Cisco (non-Meraki) switches in the past. None of those were bad, per se, but none were cloud-managed switches, either. And none offered the wealth and ease of configuration and monitoring that the Meraki switches offer. When Meraki replaced three of my switches under warranty (hardware failure possibility), all I had to do was physically install the replacements into my rack, add the replacements to the stack, remove the old ones, add the new switches to my account, and voila! The settings of the old switches were transferred to the new ones, so I had no further configuration to do. How? All the settings are backed up to the Meraki cloud!
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki MS

  • Easier management means less time to configure the Meraki equipment. This is the case with all the Meraki gear, switches, routers, access points, cameras.
  • Tech support is extremely helpful in resolving any issues. They also proactively have replaced switches when they predicted them to fail.
  • Negative impact is the licensing cost. Continuing to pay to manage. However, they aggregate their licenses so if you purchase another Meraki and license they merge the time in with what you currently have and extend all the older licenses.
Andrew Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki MS

General

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

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