We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The technical support from Extreme Networks is perfect."
"It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable."
"The stability of the solution has been fine."
"The most valuable feature is stability."
"In terms of the most valuable features, I like the integration with the fabric. The network fabric completely integrates with wireless as well."
"The solution is easy to use and manage. Overall it is very simple to understand and users do not know it is a cloud solution."
"The security is very good."
"The most valuable feature is cloud management."
"With Meraki, there is the advantage that you have dashboard access via the internet and you can work on it from anywhere."
"We are using the MS425 series. We like the ease of use, ease of administration, and central dashboard. Meraki also has fantastic documentation and community. With its central dashboard, we can deploy a generic configuration across hundreds of switches, rather than doing it in the old school way where an individual or a group of engineers would log onto each device via CLI, which takes a long time. So, everything is connected."
"Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support."
"The performance is pretty good."
"This product has QoS, decent visibility of what's going on, and it's a managed switch."
"The main features of Meraki MS Switches are integration, high quality, and hardware guarantee."
"They're easy to update."
"The solution should offer better support."
"The management portal is in need of improvement."
"In the next release, I would like to see more security features."
"The reports could prove in ExtremeWireless. However, we are in the early stages of use and we might be able to configure them better."
"The current product line is very high-level and is well suited for enterprise-level organizations, but they need a more cost-effective solution for smaller businesses."
"The ability to integrate with network devices from other vendors would be helpful."
"We had some dashboard licensing issues, maybe because their method of collecting data from the user needs to be more streamlined."
"The cameras should be better integrated."
"The MS Switches are incapable of doing trunking."
"Technical support hold times seem to be getting longer."
"There should be a focus on the emerging markets to offer better pricing. In India, they are offering it at better pricing for the emerging markets."
"Clients are very confused by technical support. They seem to have trouble reaching Meraki to get the assistance they need."
"This is quite an expensive solution."
"Less flexibility than in some other solutions."
"The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
"The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."
"Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better."
"There are both paid and free licenses of the cloud environment, with only basic functionality in the free version."
"We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD."
"The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers."
"The only drawback is the cost — that's what kills them."
"We don't use standard licensing. Most of the time, we use the advanced security model. If there is a drawback to Meraki, it is the cost, but you also have to evaluate it based upon the other factors that you do get. Their support is really good; their hardware is really good. The ease of configuration and deployment is really good, but it is more expensive than most."
"Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."
"The solution is a bit on the pricey side."
"I don't have an issue with the price of this solution."
"They can get the price down for small businesses. The way I bought it, I paid hardly anything, and I got all my licensing with it. The firewall appliance is around $900, and the switches are around $150. This is for the device itself. For licensing, I signed at $70 or something like that for the switch. Technical Support is included in this."
ExtremeWireless is ranked 10th in Wireless LAN with 7 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 33 reviews. ExtremeWireless is rated 8.2, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "A stable and secure solution that is straightforward to implement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Offers the ability to select multiple ports at a time in a checkbox". ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, Ruckus Wireless, ExtremeCloud IQ and HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center.
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