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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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How to Use Meraki MDM to Centralize and Simplify Device Management

MDM (mobile device management) is Cisco Meraki’s user-friendly application that grants visibility and control over all network-connected endpoints. Here’s how you use Meraki MDM properly, so you get a centralized and simplified solution that enables administrators to:...
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Beyond the Basics: A More Detailed View Into the Benefits of Using Cloud Computing in Networking

You’re no amateur, reading this with your IT degree and certifications and years of experience behind you. You know there are significant benefits of using cloud computing in networking—flexibility, security, mobility, and recovery, to name just a few.  What you need...
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...

Understanding Business Mobility

Understanding Business Mobility

Also known as enterprise mobility, business mobility at its most basic is the ability to work remotely, which has become an increasingly critical part of running a modern business. The onset of the COVID-19 crisis accelerated the move toward allowing more remote and...

Enterprise Networking 101

Enterprise Networking 101

Enterprise networking, simply put, is the physical and virtual structure of a network and how the various software, hardware, and protocols work together to connect users and share data. Every organization has varying needs when it comes to customizing its enterprise...

Why Use a Meraki Reseller?

Why Use a Meraki Reseller?

It’s simple: using a Meraki reseller enables your company to utilize secure and scalable networks that can be managed from anywhere. Cisco Meraki is the gold standard for cloud-managed network needs, including increased security and mobile use. A Meraki reseller makes...

Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: What’s the Difference?

Wi-Fi 5 vs. Wi-Fi 6: What’s the Difference?

Wi-Fi 6, dubbed "the next generation of Wi-Fi," began its arrival in 2019, and throughout 2020 more devices became capable of supporting Wi-Fi 6. The question for many business owners is, well, what’s the difference in Wi-Fi 5 vs Wi-Fi 6? Technically, Wi-Fi 6 is the...

What is Enterprise Mobility Management?

What is Enterprise Mobility Management?

Enterprise mobility management (EMM), also known as Mobile Device Management (MDM), simply put, is the combination of processes, technologies, and people that allow their IT department to monitor devices, track performance, enforce network security, and generally...

Choosing the Right Meraki Router

Choosing the Right Meraki Router

Choosing a new Meraki router, or any router for that matter, may seem like a complicated process at first; but in reality, there are two main factors you should consider to help simplify the process: the size of the router (to accommodate device usage) and any...

Enterprise Mesh WiFi Explained

Enterprise Mesh WiFi Explained

For medium to large-size enterprise businesses, wireless connectivity demands can quickly outpace solutions that work fine for smaller businesses. Running cords to every single corner of the business can be expensive, impractical, or even impossible, necessitating a...

Meraki Switches: Are They Right for Your Business?

Meraki Switches: Are They Right for Your Business?

Switches work as connection hubs, one-stop sources for connected real-time data across a company network. When working specifically with Meraki switches, there is an added layer of control: instead of monitoring the efficacy of singular protocols, all of them are...

Switch vs Router? How to Decide What Your Business Needs

Switch vs Router? How to Decide What Your Business Needs

Switch vs. Router: Does Your Business Need One, the Other, or Both? While network switches and routers are essential and similar-looking pieces of network equipment, they perform different functions. To further complicate matters, many network specialists use the...

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...

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