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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...
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How to Set Up Cisco Meraki Dashboard Yourself in 6 Steps

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.  But should you do it yourself? Or should you call in a professional? We’ll review, step-by-step, how to set up...

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...
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Getting the Equipment You Need: Where Can You Buy Cisco Meraki Products?

Contrary to what a casual customer might think, you can’t just waltz into a big-box electronics store and buy Cisco Meraki products. Cisco Meraki is a premium brand—only specialized dealers can give you the breadth of benefits their products offer with the customized...
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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....
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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....
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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's a Cisco Meraki Access Point?

What’s a Cisco Meraki Access Point, and Why is It Better Than Other Brands?

Cisco Meraki Access Points are the most powerful, intuitive wireless solution to deploy, configure, and manage. With their dynamic analytics, you’ll get a smarter and safer network with unparalleled visibility and control.   If you’re already familiar with access...
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Firewall FAQs: Is Cisco Meraki a Firewall? Which Firewall Does My Business Need?

Chances are, you’ve got the above two questions on your mind—otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. So let’s get straight to the answers so you can get back to your other demanding duties.  We’ll then move on to other FAQs for those of you who want more answers to your...
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)...
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....

4 Ways Cisco Meraki Simplifies IT Security Management

4 Ways Cisco Meraki Simplifies IT Security Management

In the IT world, complexity is a dirty word. And that’s for good reason. Complexity creates longer workflows, less reliable systems, and more preventable mistakes. Simplicity drives the development of Cisco Meraki’s network infrastructure and security services, which...

How Cisco Meraki Adaptive Policy Enforces Security

How Cisco Meraki Adaptive Policy Enforces Security

As much as technological growth has expanded productivity and business potential, a great increase in the number of devices operating on the average network has made managing IT more complex. Historically, this has introduced a...

Meraki Brings Cloud Simplicity to LTE Cellular Gateways

Meraki Brings Cloud Simplicity to LTE Cellular Gateways

Whether you’re looking to add cellular connectivity to your network infrastructure as a primary or failover solution, the new Cisco Meraki MG21 LTE cellular gateway provides a sleek, secure solution that can be easily managed in the cloud. Businesses of all sizes can...

How to Get a Free Meraki License for One Year

How to Get a Free Meraki License for One Year

Cisco Meraki brings advanced security features and industry-leading network speeds, all managed from a centralized web-interface called the Meraki Dashboard. This cloud networking solution allows admins to deliver enterprise-grade performance to their network, with...

Why Meraki Management Is the Best Cloud-Based Network Solution

Why Meraki Management Is the Best Cloud-Based Network Solution

As the need for company connectivity grows, so does the need for more devices, cloud environments, bandwidth-heavy applications, etc. Fortunately, cloud network management allows businesses to easily scale and optimize their network.  But not all network management...

Cisco Meraki New Products and Features: Meraki MV32

Cisco Meraki New Products and Features: Meraki MV32

Whether your business needs security cameras to help prevent theft, provide a reliable record of visitors or to more generally help ensure the overall safety of your stores or offices, you need cameras that you can trust. That includes being able to record quality...

Cisco Meraki New Products and Features: WiFi 6

Cisco Meraki New Products and Features: WiFi 6

Having strong WiFi throughout your office is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. With the increasing number of devices connecting to your network and performance requirements on the rise, cloud computing is taking up significant bandwidth. Employees and customers...

Meraki MX Security Device Defends Against the WannaCry Outbreak

Meraki MX Security Device Defends Against the WannaCry Outbreak

I'm just now hearing about this myself, though the product team at Meraki just released an interesting piece about the WannaCry ransomware outbreak. For those who are unfamiliar, ransomware is a malicious software that takes all the data on your computer and encrypts...

There Are Over Now 1,000,000 Active Meraki Networks Worldwide

There Are Over Now 1,000,000 Active Meraki Networks Worldwide

It's so crazy to think that just 10 years ago when the first Meraki access point shipped from a basement in Mountain View California, that Meraki as an organization would have come this far. When I was an Account Executive at Meraki just a couple years ago, there was...

Meraki Systems Manager is a MUST for Any Digital Classroom

Meraki Systems Manager is a MUST for Any Digital Classroom

This is a subject dear to my heart as I have personally sold Systems Manager into K-12 and Higher Education. With so much responsibility on IT (and the teachers themselves) to make sure that devices or provisioned correctly and safe for students to use, it's crucial...

The 5 Immediate Benefits of Cloud Networking

The 5 Immediate Benefits of Cloud Networking

Perfectly to-the-point blog post from Meraki this morning showing the 5 biggest reasons why cloud networking is taking over enterprise IT. The key to reaping the benefits of cloud managed networking is thinking of how these features could play out in YOUR environment.

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