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Pros
"They're easy to update.""I have found the solution to be stable.""Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.""The main features of Meraki MS Switches are integration, high quality, and hardware guarantee.""These switches are not expensive and their configuration is very easy. You can provision them on the dashboard, then you just connect them to everything.""The performance is pretty good.""The initial setup is simple.""This product has QoS, decent visibility of what's going on, and it's a managed switch."

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"It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions.""The two most valuable features are the remote access user and the side-to-side connection.""These switches are very simple to use and the GUI is very nice.""Overall the solution functions very well.""This product is very reasonably priced.""The performance is good. They also have good prices.""Good price point and very simple to use.""The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects."

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Cons
"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.""The throughputs, especially the throughput path, can be improved on the core switches. I think they should improve the throughput in the core switches to enable higher throughputs.""I've had some hardware failure issues on the POE side on several switches across the years. There seems to be a problem with the POE ports of their unit system.""The licensing model needs to be improved.""In this solution, you are lacking a feature that Cisco Classic has that allows you to save your configuration with a serial cable.""The scalability and integrative abilities with on-premises systems could stand improvement.""Their subscription model could be better. Some of our customers prefer a one-time payment to a monthly or yearly subscription model, so they don't buy the product. Technical support could also be better.""The pain point for our customers is the pricing and it should be reduced to make it more competitive."

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"I had some initial problems with the configuration that necessitated contacting technical support.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""I'd like there to be better reporting for the solution.""The VPN technology in Ubiquiti products is really difficult for beginners who do not have the right skills.""Most configuration can be done on the GUI but sometimes you have to go under the hood and tweak on the CLI.""The stability and installation could be improved.""There is currently an issue with supply of switches which needs to be sorted out.""It's difficult to manage the WiFi on the edge switches in the same console."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I don't have an issue with the price of this solution.""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.""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.""It would be better if they had a one-time purchase option instead of a subscription model.""Its price is definitely competitive.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.""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."

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"The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.""The price of this product is cheap.""I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others.""The price is reasonable.""The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches.""The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people.""The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive.""Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
Top Answer: I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
Top Answer: Ubiquiti Unifi offers a great set of features. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and also doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to… more »
Top Answer: The performance is good. They also have good prices.
Top Answer: The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses.
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Also Known As
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview
The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company18%
Comms Service Provider18%
Construction Company12%
Healthcare Company12%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company40%
Comms Service Provider20%
Individual & Family Service10%
Computer Software Company10%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise16%
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Small Business74%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki MS Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Meraki MS Switches is ranked 7th in Ethernet Switches with 33 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.8, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Offers the ability to select multiple ports at a time in a checkbox". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Arista Networks Platform, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Luxul Switches, Aruba Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Meraki MS Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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