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2019-10-16T06:52:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Meraki MS Switches?

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Top 5Real User

The pricing is good especially if you have a tight budget, and you want to implement these. But I guess some people would have some reservations about the yearly subscription. Maybe they could offer an option of having a one-off or perpetual license to let people test it and see how it goes. And then I'm not sure about the compatibility with other models because I haven't tried them to see if they work with other switching models. But I do know that they work with Cisco. With other brands, I don't know.

2021-09-22T15:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't have an issue with the price of this solution.

2021-08-26T17:35:59Z
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Top 20MSP

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.

2021-07-01T22:26:21Z
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Top 20Reseller

It would be better if they had a one-time purchase option instead of a subscription model.

2021-04-16T17:32:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

When you compare it to other switches like HP, Juniper, and Ruckus, Meraki MS Switches are cheaper.

2021-04-13T06:57:21Z
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Top 5Real User

The solution's pricing can be high on Cisco. There are options, such as Avaya, that can be a bit lower. The pricing of this solution isn't too bad.

2021-04-03T14:46:59Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2021-03-18T06:06:49Z
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Top 5Reseller

The yearly maintenance fee is $100 and you can purchase used switches for about $200 each.

2021-02-26T23:12:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 this and they have to see the value. I am not a salesman, but if I want to go with Cisco, I need to show the client the better value of buying Cisco Meraki over Ubiquiti.

2021-02-22T21:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The licensing element is not favourite with Meraki. My opinion is if you buy something, it should be yours, and not if the license expires, the lights go out, or you might not be able to manage it anymore. The licensing is purchased on a one, three, five, and seven year basis.

2021-02-12T11:48:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This product is quite expensive. The vendor might be cashing in on the dashboard because it's attractive, and nobody else is providing such a sophisticated dashboard. It has the IP, switches, routers, security cameras, and everything else included in one place. So, while the product is expensive, the features they provide are unmatchable.

2021-02-01T13:14:46Z
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Top 5Real User

Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option. The price is based on the user, a dollar per seat. In India, it is that currency is always fluctuating. The need to go with the county version model.

2021-01-15T12:28:52Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

Its price is definitely competitive.

2020-11-11T07:09:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

The licensing model is hard for some to wrap their heads around and I understand their concerns. Meraki, like numerous other vendors, is too expensive for a lot of small businesses. However, if uptime is critical to your organization, the cloud management, great stability, and performance of the MS line is a powerful combination. Yes, there are other cheaper solutions out there and some of them are quite good. I really like the Meraki solution overall. Their license requirement means you always have support and next day replacement on all your Meraki equipment. They co-terminate the licenses so each license you purchase has a prorated impact on the co-termination date. You can choose to not use the co-termination date if you wish. The nice feature about the co-termination date is you don't have to micromanage each device's license. This is across all Meraki devices (security appliances, switches, APs, etc.). Purchase your switch with a 1, 3, 5, 7, or 10-year license depending on your planned use and you might never need to think about a license again as you will be likely replacing the device with something newer at the end of that period. Purchasing the longer license protects from future price increases and also saves money vs adding on to the term later. Meraki is an ecosystem that works best if you are "all in" across your device lineup. I find that Meraki licensing is a polarizing solution as you are either happy with it or have an allergic reaction to it.

2020-10-21T14:52:00Z
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Top 10Real User

We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.

2020-09-03T07:49:41Z
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Top 5Real User

The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers.

2020-07-23T07:58:39Z
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Top 10Real User

We typically sign contracts for years as opposed to yearly. One year might be a bit expensive, but if you choose a long-term contract, it's very good. The pricing is very good. It's quite competitive in the marketplace. There are others that are much more expensive than this product. It's affordable, even for small companies.

2020-06-25T10:49:14Z
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Reseller

There's a license fee. Sometimes you have to pay for extra services on top of that.

2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
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Real User

We pay an annual subscription fee.

2019-10-29T09:45:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The pricing of the solution is fair. The licensing is paid on a yearly basis.

2019-10-27T06:19:00Z
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Real User

The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.

2019-10-24T04:52:00Z
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MSP

This is not a cheap solution.

2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
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Real User

I know that Cisco is a bit more expensive than its competitors. I know that we bought a license for a three-year term and that you can get discounts based on the length of the term. However, I do not know the exact amount that we pay.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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MSP

With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis. There are no licensing costs in addition to the standard yearly licensing fees, but of course, you have to buy the kit. It is the nature of this type of product to require that type of initial capital expenditure.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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