Cisco Data Networking

Cisco Data Networking, in the form of its Cisco Meraki products are a key element of our cloud portfolio strategy.

100% Cloud Managed IT

The Cisco Meraki portfolio of networking devices are centrally managed from the cloud. This feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud architecture enables customers to solve new business problems and reduce operating costs.

  • Manage your IT infrastructure from a single dashboard
  • Control users, applications, and devices
  • No controller hardware or management software to install and maintain
  • Secure (PCI and HIPAA-compliant) cloud infrastructure
  • Scales from small sites to million-user deployments

What is Cloud Networking?

Cloud Networking provides centralized management, visibility, and control without the cost and complexity of controller appliances or overlay management software.

Cisco Meraki products are built from the ground up for cloud management, and come out of the box with centralized management, layer 7 device and application visibility, real time web-based diagnostics, monitoring, reporting, and much, much more. Cisco Meraki deploys quickly and easily, without training or proprietary command line interfaces.

Meraki’s founders invented Cloud Networking while working as graduate students at M.I.T. Cisco Meraki now has a complete line of cloud networking products that power over 20,000 customer networks, including massive global deployments with tens of thousands of devices.

How does it work?

As with our other cloud portfolio, implementing a cloud solution is much faster and easier than deploying a premise managed solution. Check these four easy steps.
1. Reliable, high-performance Cisco Meraki wireless APs, switches, and security appliances are deployed to your site or sites.
2. The 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 optimization and VPN configuration are automated by the cloud, while firmware updates and application signatures are seamlessly deployed over the web.

The Cisco Meraki portfolio

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Cisco Meraki

100% cloud managed for faster deployment, simplified administration, and richer visibilityCloud networking brings the scalability, manageability and efficiency gains of the cloud to enterprise networks. Cisco Meraki is the leader in cloud networking. 

A Comprehensive IT Solution

A large University discusses how Cisco Meraki solved their need for a high performance, comprehensive IT solution with system-wide visibility. Visit the Cisco Meraki website to learn more:

Get Network and Business Intelligence

The CTO of a large retailer describes Cisco Meraki’s cloud-managed IT solution, deployed throughout several stores, provides network and business intelligence on one simple dashboard.Visit the Cisco Meraki website to learn more:

Global-Ready, Enterprise-Ready

A large hotel chain discusses how Cisco Meraki provided a full enterprise ready wireless LAN IT solution, allowing them to keep expansion costs down.Visit the Cisco Meraki website to learn more:

The Meraki Story

The story of Dave, the I.T. guy. Dave suffered under the burden of his users’ shiny devices and web apps… Until he heard about Meraki.

Case Study: St Edmund Hall, A College of the University of Oxford

In this video Andrew Breakspear (IT Officer at St Edmund Hall, a college of the University of Oxford) talks about the college’s Meraki deployment.Find out more about the Cisco Meraki product line by visiting

Introducing Cisco Meraki Presence Analytics

Presence displays real-time location statistics to improve customer engagement and loyalty across sites, and is built-in to Cisco Meraki APs with no additional cost or complexity. Data collected by APs is synced with the Cisco Meraki cloud and automatically reported in the dashboard, revealing visitor traffic trends, dwell time, and new vs. repeat visitor loyalty.Use Presence to compare visitor trends between sites or after launching campaigns, and to find the effect of actions on visitor dwell time or repeat visit frequency. Customize the display to show data for a specific day, weekend, or even trends over a month.