Cisco offers cloud-managed Meraki access points (MR), switches (MS), and security appliances (MX). Cisco Meraki products come out of the box with centralized cloud management, layer 7 device and application visibility, real time web-based diagnostics, monitoring, reporting, and much, much more. Cisco Meraki deploys quickly and easily, without training or proprietary command line interfaces.
No. Cisco Meraki uses an out of band management architecture, meaning that only management data flows through the Meraki cloud infrastructure. No user traffic passes through Meraki's datacenters, and your data stays on your network.
The local area network (LAN) will stay up and running and you will still be able to access shared printers, files, etc. Configuration changes will just be queued until connection is restored.
Meraki provides firmware updates via seamless, over-the-web upgrades. Each Quarter, Cisco Meraki releases updates that contain new features, performance improvements, and other enhancements. Firmware upgrades are delivered securely over the web, which you can reschedule or cancel at any time.
Cloud based infrastructure provides cost advantages in small, mid-sized and large networks, and the Cisco Meraki cloud infrastructure scales seamlessly from small branches to large campus environments and distributed networks. Besides, The Cisco Meraki cloud architecture can be easily used by IT generalists without training.
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