Gateway’s Managed Wi-Fi Networking offers greater reliability, easier management, and a lower cost of ownership.

Cloud networking provides your business with corporate and guest wireless connectivity through centrally managed Wi-Fi access points.

  • Seamlessly manage campus-wide WiFi deployments and distributed multi-site networks from centralised management console
  • Identify BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) clients and automatically apply access policies by device or user group
  • Powered by the Meraki dashboard mobile app, available for iOS and Android, is ideal for network management on the go
  • Reveal powerful metrics such as visitor capture rate, user visit time, and repeat visits by listening for wireless devices
  • Identify which applications are being used, and then prioritise critical apps while limiting recreational apps
  • RF optimisation with real-time spectrum analysis enables high performance wireless in dense, demanding environments
  • Automatically optimise WiFi by measuring channel utilisation, signal strength, throughput, and interference
  • Instantly detects interference, vulnerabilities, and attacks on all channels
  • Automatically assigns firewall and traffic shaping rules, VLAN tags, and bandwidth limits to enforce the right policies for each class of users
Cloud-managed networking architecture
The Meraki story
  • 1

    Reliable, high-performance Cisco Meraki wireless APs,switches, and security appliances are deployed in your campus or remote branches.

  • 2

    Cisco Meraki devices automatically connect to the Cisco Meraki cloud over SSL, register with your network, and download their configuration.

  • 3

    You have complete visibility and control over your entire network over the web. Configure thousands of devices, run diagnostics, or view reports with a few clicks.

  • 4

    Tasks such as RF optimisation and VPN configuration are automated by the cloud, while firmware updates and application signatures are seamlessly deployed over the web.

Key Benefits

Rapid deployment with self-provisioning, self-optimizing hardware

Control applications, users and devices

Built-in multi-site management

Automatic monitoring and alerts

Future proof and always up to date, with seamless over-the-web firmware updates and new features delivered quarterly

Common Questions about the Cisco Meraki Architecture
Does my network traffic flow through the Cisco Meraki cloud infrastructure?

No. Cisco Meraki uses an out of band management architecture, meaning that only management data flows through the Meraki cloud infrastructure. No user traffic passes through Meraki’s datacenters, and your data stays on your network.

What happens if I can’t access the Cisco Meraki cloud?

Your network continues to function normally even if you can’t access the cloud. Users can authenticate, firewall rules remain in place, and traffic flows at full line rate. Only management functions – reports, configuration tools, etc. – are interrupted.

How do firmware upgrades work? How often do I get new features?

Meraki provides firmware updates via seamless, over-the-web upgrades. Cisco Meraki releases updates each quarter that contain new features, performance improvements, and other enhancements. Firmware upgrades are delivered securely over the web, which you can reschedule or cancel at any time.

What sized network is most appropriate for Cisco Meraki?

The Cisco Meraki cloud architecture provides a feature set that is rich enough for large enterprise deployments, yet is easy enough to be used by IT generalists without training. Cloud based infrastructure provides cost advantages in both small and large networks, and the Cisco Meraki cloud infrastructure scales seamlessly from small branches to large campus environments and distributed networks.

How does Cisco Meraki security compare to traditional network infrastructure?

Cisco Meraki has made major investments in the security of its cloud infrastructure, providing safeguards and tools to all Meraki customers. For example, Meraki undergoes daily penetration testing by an independent 3rd party, has received PCI Level 1 certification, and provides numerous security tools to help customers to harden their networks.

Proven in mission critical, large scale, and security conscious customer deployments.

The Cisco Meraki cloud platform is built on secure, PCI compliant, redundant, and massively scalable cloud technologies.

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