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Meraki MS Switches Pros and Cons

Meraki MS Switches Pros

Senior Network Engineer at Nipun Net Solutions
With Meraki, there is the advantage that you have dashboard access via the internet and you can work on it from anywhere.
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PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Setting up a switch can be performed prior to having your hands on the device. Once you purchase a Meraki switch you will get an email from Meraki with a code to add to your dashboard and then you can start setting up your switch so when it arrives it will download its configuration and be all setup.
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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The dashboard and the interface, in general, are good features.
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WM
Consulting Engineer at IV4
It is easy to deploy, maintain, and update. It has been trouble-free so far. I am still a Cisco command-line bigot, but the web interface makes it a lot easier for our help desk to interact with a client. When the clients call in and say that they aren't able to connect, it takes the help desk 10 minutes or less to look at everything in the enterprise or location. They can look at the firewall, switches, or access points in the dashboard. That's why I like the dashboard.
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AA
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup is simple.
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Owner at Tech Exchange
The most valuable feature about Meraki is the console. The second most valuable feature, to me, is the technical support and the infrastructure behind the console.
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ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP
Being able to look at every port and see what it is connected to is very useful. Everything seems to be running really well. They've got everything covered. They have a really cool mounting system at the bottom and an access point that you can use to level up your device. It is kind of cool.
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JG
Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Provides good statistics and it doesn't require teaching command lines.
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Founder at SDWAN Clan
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.
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AI
Director, Network and Telephony at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is easy to work with.
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Meraki MS Switches Cons

Senior Network Engineer at Nipun Net Solutions
In terms of troubleshooting, if we get more tools there is an issue.
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PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Meraki MS switches are great for pretty much all SMB networks and most enterprise networks. However, there are some higher-end functions that larger enterprise networks with full access, distribution, and core switch stack may find limiting.
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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We had some dashboard licensing issues, maybe because their method of collecting data from the user needs to be more streamlined.
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Learn what your peers think about Meraki MS Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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WM
Consulting Engineer at IV4
It would be good to include the command-line access someday.
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AA
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The firewall is not very powerful. The other week, one of the switches only gave one gigabit of output. It's become a concern for our customers.
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Owner at Tech Exchange
The biggest area that they fall short on is comparing the performance.
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ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP
It would be great if they can get the price down for small businesses.
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JG
Director of Institutional Technology at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Less flexibility than in some other solutions.
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Founder at SDWAN Clan
It can have better security. It needs more security enhancements, and in particular, a zero-trust element. If we could have external and internal users vetted in the same way as a zero-trust network, that will be handy.
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AI
Director, Network and Telephony at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would like to add a voice capability to Meraki, to make a call or receive a call.
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Learn what your peers think about Meraki MS Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
554,382 professionals have used our research since 2012.