Meraki is a Great Tool for Device Management Too
April 30, 2021

Meraki is a Great Tool for Device Management Too

Matthaniel Cowell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki SM

[Cisco Meraki SM] was used to manage iOS, Android and Windows devices across the whole company. It allowed to affordably remotely manage devices across many states and push policy updates to devices. This solution allowed us to remotely install apps and send updates to mobile devices as well. This solution made it easy to enforce our security policy.
  • Affordable management
  • Remotely install apps
  • Apply policy updates remotely to all device types
  • Chromebook management could be better
  • G Suite integration could be more straightforward
  • Implementing Android Management could be more streamlined
  • Positive - Easy and Secure Device Policy Implementation Cuts Potential Risk of Loss
  • Positive - Affordable Cost Provides Excellent Value
  • Negative - If you need a missing feature, there are costs to switch.
We can see and manage all of our organizations devices. We can remotely install apps, send new Wi-Fi credentials, certificates, etc to all affected devices. The tag based system makes it easy to apply the proper policies to all relevant devices and not to any extras. This solution can even track the location of devices and trigger the lost alerts to find the device.
We did not integrate it with any other Cisco products.
It’s scalable up to a point and will scale well from small to a medium business, however, as a business grows and policies get more mature or detailed, you might have to later upgrade to a more appropriate enterprise solution such as MaaS360 or AirWatch. This solution however, will last quite a long tome for a growing business.
It was the most affordable and provided our company with the features we needed. Even after multiple re-evaluations, we were still able to justify the on-going use of Cisco Meraki SM over the the more expensive options. The others provide some more features, but Meraki provides the most features a growing business needs at an affordable price.
[Cisco Meraki SM is] great for a small company to implement a decent security policy for mobile devices. This solution will cover most use cases however, it doesn’t quite have the feature set that MaaS360 or AirWatch has, but it’s way more affordable. It’s particularly great if you use Meraki to manage your network, but certainly not required.