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Meraki Overview


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An introduction to Meraki as a company and a technology. Meraki have just been awarded visionary status is Gartners 2011 magic quadrant for Wireless LAN and have recently announced the MX range of Cloud-Managed Routers, Meraki, Making Branch Networking Easy.

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Meraki Overview

  1. 1. Meraki OverviewCompany and product introduction
  2. 2. About Meraki• Meraki is the leader in Cloud Networking - Over 18,000 customer networks in 145 countries worldwide - Named Visionary in 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant• Focus on technology innovation - Founded in 2006 at MIT, in the cloud since Day 1 - Extensive R&D investments: cloud management systems, indoor and outdoor 802.11n, routers and security appliances• Strong Financial Performance - Privately held, backed by Sequoia Capital and Google - Triple-digit annual revenue growth2
  3. 3. Networking challengesNew devices High bandwidth web apps Access everywhere Creating new challenges for IT: “How do I support 10x more devices with a fixed staff?” “How do I keep BitTorrent from slowing down business apps?” “Is guest WiFi secure, even in my branches?” Expectations have changed, networks have not3
  4. 4. The cloud: a new technology Servers / Storage E-Mail / Applications Networking ? How will the cloud transform networking?4
  5. 5. The cloud increases IT efficiency Manageability Scalability Cost Savings• Turnkey installation and management• No training or dedicated staff• Integrated, always up to date features• Scales from small branches to the campus• TCO savings of over 50%5
  6. 6. Meraki: The recognized leader in Cloud Networking Over 18,000 customer networks Education, enterprise, healthcare, retail, government, industrial, hospitality Recognized for innovation Visionary, Magic Quadrant Winner, Mobility and Wireless for Wireless LAN Product of the Year Technology Pioneer Award Winner, Best Product Wireless Solution6
  7. 7. Wireless LAN, WAN and security product family Cloud Managed Branch Routers and Wireless LAN With Integrated Application, User, and Content-Aware Security7
  8. 8. Cloud Networking Architecture8
  9. 9. Cloud Networking architecture High capacity on-site hardware, centrally managed from the cloud9
  10. 10. Meraki’s out-of-band control plane Scalable - Unlimited throughput: no centralized controller bottlenecks - Add devices or sites in minutes Management data (1 kb/s) WAN Reliable - Cloud service provides high availability, configuration backups - Network functions even if management traffic is interrupted Secure - No user traffic passes through cloud - Fully HIPAA / PCI compliant10
  11. 11. Complete control from the cloudUser Clientfingerprints locationApplication Real-timeQoS control11
  12. 12. The Meraki Platform Integrated Management, Security, and Capacity12
  13. 13. Powerful, intuitive management Comprehensive management features: • Zero-touch provisioning • Automatic monitoring and alerts • Over-the-web firmware upgrades (user-scheduled) Multi-Site Management • Searchable network-wide event log • Reporting and analytics • Cloud-based diagnostic tools • 1-click port forwarding • Intuitive VLAN configuration • Printer and switch monitoring User/Device Fingerprinting Intelligent network automation • VPN tunnel establishment/NAT traversal • Automatic WAN link balancing and failover • Cloud-based RF optimization Application Shaping/QoS13
  14. 14. Rich application, user, and content-aware security Comprehensive security features: • Cloud security - 2 factor authentication - Role-based administration - SSL-encrypted management plane Guest Isolation Firewall - 3rd party audited cloud services - Physically secured datacenters • Network-wide security - User/group policy firewall - Application firewall - 1:1 NAT, DMZ - Site to site VPN Network Access Control (NAC) - Active Directory and RADIUS integration - Antivirus, anti-malware, anti-phishing • Wireless security - WPA2 Enterprise/802.1x - Guest WiFi firewall - Rogue AP detection Content Filtering • HIPAA, PCI, and CIPA compliant14
  15. 15. High capacity for dense networks Meraki Beats Cisco by 42% in Wireless Benchmark 300 Meraki MR24 250 200 Cisco 3502i 150 100 50 0 15 30 50 75 100 150 Loc A Loc B Loc C Loc D Independent analysis by The Tolly Group comparing throughput of Meraki’s MR24 to Cisco’s top of the line 3502i. Wireless performance features: - 802.11n WiFi with 3-stream 3x3 MIMO, up to 900 Mbit/s - Cloud-based RF optimization with spectrum analysis - Ultra-high performance mesh networking WAN performance features: - WAN link aggregation - High throughput security: VPN, stateful firewall, content filtering15
  16. 16. Case Studies16
  17. 17. Customer success across all industries Enterprise Higher Ed Retail Healthcare Hospitality K-12 Industrial Government17
  18. 18. Products18
  19. 19. 802.11n wireless LAN APs ranging from high density campus models to teleworker and outdoor units Meraki MR12 Meraki MR16 MR24 Single-Radio 802.11b/g/n Dual-Radio 802.11a/b/g/n 3 Stream Dual-Radio 802.11 a/b/g/n 300 Mbit/s 600 Mbit/s 900 Mbit/s Most economical Most popular Highest performance Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller • Cloud-hosted wireless controller, replaces on-site controller hardware • Full enterprise feature set: guest access, wireless security, multi-site management, RF optimization, application traffic shaping, NAC, location services19
  20. 20. Rugged/outdoor 802.11n wireless LAN APs for high-density outdoor WiFi, mesh, and point to point Meraki MR62 Meraki MR66 Meraki MR58 Single-Radio 802.11b/g/n Dual-Radio 802.11a/b/g/n 3-Radio 802.11a/b/g/n 300 Mbit/s 600 Mbit/s 900 Mbit/s Outdoor value Outdoor capacity Mesh and point-to-point Meraki Enterprise Cloud Controller • Cloud-hosted wireless controller, replaces on-site controller hardware • Full enterprise feature set: guest access, wireless security, multi-site management, RF optimization, application traffic shaping, NAC, location services20
  21. 21. Multi-service branch routers/firewalls Multi-service router/firewall designed for distributed networks Meraki MX60 Meraki MX70 100 Mbit/s stateful firewall throughput 400 Mbit/s stateful firewall throughput 20 Mbit/s advanced security throughput 125 Mbit/s advanced security throughput 1 Gigabit WAN interface 2x Gigabit WAN with link balancing/failover Small branches Medium/large branches Cloud Services License: Cloud Services License: Enterprise Edition Advanced Security Edition • Deploys behind existing firewall • Complete firewall services • Traffic shaping, user and application • Enterprise Edition features plus site to site visibility, monitoring, NAT/DHCP/DMZ VPN, content filtering, antivirus/antiphishing21
  22. 22. Cloud architecture saves up to 50%• Infrastructure savings - Fully integrated design eliminates point solutions - No wireless controller or overlay management systems• Staff savings - No specialized training - No added staff• No hidden fees - No per-user licenses - New features added at no cost - Lifetime warranty - Maintenance and support included22
  23. 23. Thank you!For additional product information, case studies, and free tools, please visit