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Wireless Access Points

What Does an Access Point Do?

You know that one department on the second floor always complains about poor WiFi signals? How about that dead spot in your office you avoid at all costs? These are common wireless troubles that many organizations deal with daily. Using wireless access points can be a...
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Cisco Meraki Licensing Benefits

Companies trying to find a new, enterprise-grade networking solution have likely heard of Cisco Meraki. They make industry-leading switches, access points, firewalls, and camera solutions for businesses of every size.  Cisco Meraki has been all about simplifying the...
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Top 3 Benefits of Meraki Switches: Why Your Business Needs Them

As companies grow in size and complexity, so do their networking needs. Switches are foundational devices to an organization’s network, and upgrading them often comes with a significant technological and financial commitment. If your current switches cannot grow with...
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Top 3 Meraki Firewall Benefits: Why You Should Deploy the Meraki MX

Many IT professionals are running up against the same problem—standard host- and port-based security options no longer meet their needs. The narrative is the same whether you’re trying to find a solution for a small business or a global enterprise. The rise of modern...
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Why Cisco Meraki: Top 4 Advantages of Investing in Meraki Products

As businesses grow and scale, their need for advanced solutions increases. While you may be more concerned with scaling your sales department than your IT team, it’s essential to consider how crucial technology and your network are to your organization's daily...
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How to Determine Which Meraki Products You Need

Cisco Meraki embodies ingenuity, security, and functionality. They’re an IT industry leader. This cloud-managed enterprise networking solution uses out-of-band cloud architecture, allowing companies to deploy highly scalable networks. Not to mention, Meraki provides...
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Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Cisco Meraki Setup Process

There’s nothing quite like the day you receive a box of fresh Cisco Meraki devices. Their sleek appearance, clean lines, and glossy surfaces are exciting and a little bit thrilling. Still, the Cisco Meraki setup is notoriously daunting. If you’re not an IT...
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What Can Meraki MDM Monitor?

Does your organization provide devices for your employees or allow them to bring their own to work? If the answer is yes, then you know the struggle that comes with managing corporate devices manually.  Many corporations will recognize this constant headache all too...
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4 Benefits of Using an Authorized Meraki Partner

In July 2022, a CEO was arrested for selling $1 billion in fake Cisco Meraki hardware across various marketplaces. After importing thousands of counterfeit networking devices, he sold them for a significant profit. Not only was this an injustice to Cisco’s reputation...
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The Cisco Meraki ROI: Is Meraki Hardware Worth the Investment?

While Meraki started as a humble pilot project, it rose to frame in record time. Cisco Systems, under Cisco’s Cloud Networking Group (CNG), acquired this wireless connectivity solution in 2012. Cisco Meraki is now an industry leader in solutions such as switching...
Cisco Meraki Licensing Benefits

Cisco Meraki Licensing Benefits

Companies trying to find a new, enterprise-grade networking solution have likely heard of Cisco Meraki. They make industry-leading switches, access points, firewalls, and camera solutions for businesses of every size.  Cisco Meraki has been all about simplifying the...

Top 3 Benefits of Meraki Switches: Why Your Business Needs Them

Top 3 Benefits of Meraki Switches: Why Your Business Needs Them

As companies grow in size and complexity, so do their networking needs. Switches are foundational devices to an organization’s network, and upgrading them often comes with a significant technological and financial commitment. If your current switches cannot grow with...

How to Determine Which Meraki Products You Need

How to Determine Which Meraki Products You Need

Cisco Meraki embodies ingenuity, security, and functionality. They’re an IT industry leader. This cloud-managed enterprise networking solution uses out-of-band cloud architecture, allowing companies to deploy highly scalable networks. Not to mention, Meraki provides...

Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Cisco Meraki Setup Process

Your Step-By-Step Guide to the Cisco Meraki Setup Process

There’s nothing quite like the day you receive a box of fresh Cisco Meraki devices. Their sleek appearance, clean lines, and glossy surfaces are exciting and a little bit thrilling. Still, the Cisco Meraki setup is notoriously daunting. If you’re not an IT...

What Can Meraki MDM Monitor?

What Can Meraki MDM Monitor?

Does your organization provide devices for your employees or allow them to bring their own to work? If the answer is yes, then you know the struggle that comes with managing corporate devices manually.  Many corporations will recognize this constant headache all too...

4 Benefits of Using an Authorized Meraki Partner

4 Benefits of Using an Authorized Meraki Partner

In July 2022, a CEO was arrested for selling $1 billion in fake Cisco Meraki hardware across various marketplaces. After importing thousands of counterfeit networking devices, he sold them for a significant profit. Not only was this an injustice to Cisco’s reputation...

The Cisco Meraki ROI: Is Meraki Hardware Worth the Investment?

The Cisco Meraki ROI: Is Meraki Hardware Worth the Investment?

While Meraki started as a humble pilot project, it rose to frame in record time. Cisco Systems, under Cisco’s Cloud Networking Group (CNG), acquired this wireless connectivity solution in 2012. Cisco Meraki is now an industry leader in solutions such as switching...

This Is How to Configure a Meraki Firewall

This Is How to Configure a Meraki Firewall

As the tech world rapidly evolves, the standard security option based on hosts and ports isn’t sufficient. Cisco Meraki’s firewall accommodates the increase in modern applications, software, and mixed-use networks. Their solution provides the crucial option to...

How to Connect a Meraki Switch Locally

How to Connect a Meraki Switch Locally

If you’re here and reading this article, you’re probably wondering: how do I connect a Meraki switch locally? One of the best things about Cisco Meraki switches is that they’re designed to be entirely cloud-managed. They bring you deep, engrained, end-to-end control...

How to Add and Configure a Cisco Meraki Access Point

How to Add and Configure a Cisco Meraki Access Point

You already know what an access point is and why Cisco Meraki is the best brand in the biz, so we’ll skip a rehash of those topics to avoid wasting your time. What Stratus Information Systems will cover here are all the steps and details you need to know about how to...

What Is a Cloud Solution for Managing Networks?

What Is a Cloud Solution for Managing Networks?

The term “cloud solution” uses many names, including cloud services or cloud computing. Generally speaking, a cloud solution is any resource that can be accessed on-demand over the internet—for example, Google Docs or online storage. But knowing what a cloud solution...

The Ultimate Guide to Configuring Cisco Meraki

The Ultimate Guide to Configuring Cisco Meraki

Cisco Meraki’s dashboard for managing your entire end-to-end network infrastructure in one platform (from anywhere) is the solution you’ve been seeking. Meraki creates a variety of incredible products for companies of all sizes. Whether you’re with a global enterprise...

Faceoff: Meraki Enterprise vs. Advanced Licenses

Faceoff: Meraki Enterprise vs. Advanced Licenses

Sports, film, and history all have something in common—faceoffs. Opponents standing eye-to-eye before fighting with all their might to win is a basic human instinct.  Discussing famous faceoffs right now would be fun (Jaguar vs. Aston Martin in Great Britain, Alfred...

Comparison Guide: Aruba vs. Meraki Switches

Comparison Guide: Aruba vs. Meraki Switches

Your business is scaling, and you need a network that can keep up with growing demands. You need a strong foundation on which to build new technologies to meet future business needs. You also need to cut the complexity and stop spending so much time troubleshooting....

A How-To Guide for Using a Router as a Switch

A How-To Guide for Using a Router as a Switch

Yes, you can use a router as a switch…in certain situations. What are those situations, and why would you want to use a router as a switch?  Stratus Information Systems is here to guide you through the path of a dozen steps to victory. Let’s first cover a few basics....

Cisco Switches: Campus vs. Branch Networks

Cisco Switches: Campus vs. Branch Networks

It can be a little confusing when selecting Cisco Switches. Should you choose one for a campus network or a branch network? Is there really a difference? Does it even matter?  Get to know the basics of switches a bit better first. Or, skip straight to learning what’s...

What Is Mobile Device Management?

What Is Mobile Device Management?

Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a policy-based, administration-friendly software application that simplifies control and grants visibility over every network-connected endpoint.  To work, every employee installs an MDM client application (such as Cisco Meraki MDM)...

Seriously, Do I Need WiFi 6? Is It Worth the Upgrade?

Seriously, Do I Need WiFi 6? Is It Worth the Upgrade?

WiFi 6 (an industry certification for the new wireless standard 802.11ax) is faster, more stable, and better at managing multiple connections than WiFi 5. But do you need WiFi 6? Is it really worth the effort, time, and cost to upgrade?  We’re not here to convince you...

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