Why Cisco Meraki MR?
Updated: Aug 26, 2021
SDN - Managed via Cisco Meraki Dashboard
No Physical Controller - Offers investment protection. No fear of Controller going EOL.
Unparalleled Visibility - Historical Client Usage statistics
AP supporting the latest WiFi 6 technology
Inclusive of Firewalling
L3/L7 Stateful Firewall
Content Filtering (Basic)
Block adult content (NAT Mode)
Can be integrated with Cisco Umbrella to provide an even deeper layer of security for your wireless clients
Custom Traffic Shaping
AirMarshal (WIDS / WIPS)
Dual-band full-time WIPS
Automatic neutralization of wireless threats
Intuitive and flexible remediation
Automatic channel and power configuration
Optimized wireless throughput
Built-in location analytics
Integrated in the WLAN; no extra sensors, appliances or software
Analyze capture rate, dwell time, and new/repeat visitors to measure the impact of advertising, promotions, site utilization, etc.
Integrate location data with CRM, loyalty programs, and custom applications for targeted real-time offers
Integrated BLE beacon models
Asset Tracking - Keep track of BLE devices within the wireless environment
Interact more personally with customers through mobile apps
Built-in and customizable RF profiles
Active Directory integration
Remote Packet Capture tools
Automatic Firmware upgrades - One of the great benefits of Meraki is that the upgrades don't take long (~2 minutes per MS/MX and less per MR). The MRs have a great mode where they can upgrade in a way to minimise disruption by not upgrading neighbouring APs at the same time. For MSs we just pick a quiet time and for MXs we have HA pairs so clients don't notice. If you compare this to our Cisco IOS switch stacks that take over 10 minutes to restart when upgrading and when we had WLCs where all APs went down at once.
APIs - Integrate location data with CRM, loyality programs and custom applications for targeted real-time offers. The CLI is Dead; the API is Cool. Gartner Report
Lifetime warranty of indoor APs