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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki Wireless is a perfect solution for your home, small businesses, dorms, etc. I do not think Cisco Meraki Wireless is the best solution for a full-blown enterprise, nor is it a large public venue solution. I think it technically could do it but would not bring the enterprise level of configuration and development that others could such as Cisco itself or Aruba.
Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | 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

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

  • Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point, when set up properly in a large environment does a great job creating a seamless Wi-Fi enterprise class environment. The AP's mesh very well and with proper a design layout they can create a very robust and reliable Wi-Fi network capable of handling all your network needs.
  • Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points come with the cloud enabled Meraki Dashboard. The dashboard enables your IT Department to manage all Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Points from one pane of glass (one interface) as well as any other Cisco Meraki device; switches, firewalls, cameras, etc...
  • The Cisco Meraki Dashboard provides an interface that makes troubleshooting and problem resolution more intuitive by providing seamless integration with all Cisco Meraki devices. If a Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point goes offline, you can set up email alerts to stay proactive in providing rapid response solutions. Swapping out a device in most cases takes only minutes due to the cloud based configuration transfer to the new device.
  • Visibility and control over your Wi-Fi bandwidth is intuitive and easy to manage. the Firewall and traffic shaping feature allows you use layer 7 firewall rules to block unwanted applications such as peer-to-peer (P2P), Advertising, Web File Sharing, Gaming, Blogging, Online Backups, etc...many categories to choose from. You can eve block HTTP hostnames, ports, and remote IP addresses ranges and port ranges. Other traffic shaping rules include per client bandwidth limits and per SSID bandwidth limits. If you want to separate your corporate LAN from your guest networks, it as simple as setting up the included layer 3 firewall rules.
Joe Spradlin | 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

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

  • WiFi6 is only available on the most expensive models
  • Model MR18 (End of Sale now, but we have some that are still operating) tend to suspend 2, 4GHz band transmission, and the APs have to be reset.
  • Full integration with Cisco DNA
Francisco Davila Romero | 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

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point 9.5
Based on 11 answers
Cisco Meraki support has been very helpful when it comes to troubleshooting and supporting their products. There is an online knowledge base with tons of documentation and there is also 24x7 phone support available as part of the dashboard license. Every time I've called support, the engineer I spoke with has been very informative and dedicated to resolving my problems.
Anonymous | 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

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

The Fortinet solution is really good, but can be a bit cumbersome to get working. Once you have the Fortinet configured, it works well, and also has a web portal you can use to manage the APs.I have worked with Aerohive in the past and not a big fan of their product. The biggest issue I have with those APs are any type of updates. In many cases updates/upgrades went smoothly, however in most cases they didn't. Many times the APs were get stuck in a process, and after calling support they would tell me that the AP would need to be taken down and factory defaulted. That option is usually not feasible because of the area/location its installed. It came to the point that I stopped upgrading the firmware because I could not trust the AP would come back online
Anonymous | 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

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

  • We are in education, and our mandate is to provide wireless networking to all students and staff, and Meraki has done that for us.
  • Since we are a school, we don't measure ROI the same way businesses do, but we do have to justify our expenditures, and we have determined that Meraki provides us with very good value for the cost.
  • We have also had a very low failure rate, so we are happy with that too.
Branden Beachy | 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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Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki Wireless Access Point

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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