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  • Writer's pictureAjit

Why Cisco Meraki MR?

Updated: Aug 26, 2021


Features

  1. SDN - Managed via Cisco Meraki Dashboard

  2. No Physical Controller - Offers investment protection. No fear of Controller going EOL.

  3. Unparalleled Visibility - Historical Client Usage statistics

  4. AP supporting the latest WiFi 6 technology

  5. Inclusive of Firewalling

    1. L3/L7 Stateful Firewall

    2. Content Filtering (Basic)

    3. Block adult content (NAT Mode)

    4. Can be integrated with Cisco Umbrella to provide an even deeper layer of security for your wireless clients

  6. Custom Traffic Shaping

  7. AirMarshal (WIDS / WIPS)

    1. Dual-band full-time WIPS

    2. Automatic neutralization of wireless threats

    3. Intuitive and flexible remediation

  8. Auto RF

    1. Interference detection

    2. Automatic channel and power configuration

    3. Optimized wireless throughput

  9. Built-in location analytics

    1. Integrated in the WLAN; no extra sensors, appliances or software

    2. Analyze capture rate, dwell time, and new/repeat visitors to measure the impact of advertising, promotions, site utilization, etc.

    3. Integrate location data with CRM, loyalty programs, and custom applications for targeted real-time offers

  10. Integrated BLE beacon models

    1. Asset Tracking - Keep track of BLE devices within the wireless environment

    2. Interact more personally with customers through mobile apps

  11. Wireless Health

  12. Built-in and customizable RF profiles

  13. Active Directory integration

  14. Syslog integration

  15. Remote Packet Capture tools

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. Lifetime warranty of indoor APs


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