Solutions for LAN & Wifi for Business
Managing a LAN is challenging. Companies have seen an explosion of new applications, devices and types of users on their LANs which make it harder than ever for IT teams to ensure network performance, secure corporate assets and meet compliance guidelines. IT departments have to be able to build and manage intelligent infrastructure that not only scales to support this influx of devices, but provides reliable access and security in order to maintain business integrity.
Our LAN & Wi-fi for business solution stack includes a range of complementary solutions to help address the growing complexity of LAN management today from performance monitoring and measurement, configuration and administration management, Social Media guest access, to security controls.
CLOUD MANAGED Wi-Fi for business
CENTRALLY MANAGED FROM THE CLOUD
Meraki provides powerful and intuitive centralized management via the cloud, while eliminating the cost and complexity of traditional on-site wireless controllers. Meraki’s cloud seamlessly manages campus-wide WiFi deployments and distributed multi-site networks with zero-touch access point provisioning, network-wide visibility and control, cloud-based RF optimization, seamless firmware updates and more. With an intuitive browser-based user interface, Meraki WLANs configure in minutes – not days or weeks – without training or dedicated staff.
Control Applications, Users, and Devices
Meraki is the only wireless LAN to include Layer 7 fingerprinting and application QoS. Identify hundreds of applications, from business apps to BitTorrent and YouTube. Prioritize critical apps like VoIP, and limit or block wasteful bandwidth consumption such as P2P file sharing. Apply policies by device type, automatically assigning VLAN tags, traffic shaping rules, bandwidth limits, and firewall policies to iPads and other device types. And user fingerprinting with Google-like search allows administrators to easily identify and control individual users, iPads, Androids, and other devices.
GUEST Wifi for Business
Meraki offers secure, easy to manage guest access out-of-the-box – without extra appliances, licenses, or complex VLAN configurations. Meraki’s built-in firewall and DHCP server provide a complete guest WiFi solution, enabling secure, Internet-only access that protects your LAN and other clients from virus or information leaks. Meraki also provides cloud-hosted, customizable splash pages, bandwidth limits, on-the-fly guest logins, and even content filtering, allowing you to customize your guest experience.
Meraki provides complete out-of-the-box enterprise class security. Segment wireless users, applications, and devices; secure your network from attacks; and enforce the right policies for each class of users. Meraki’s built-in stateful policy firewall, 802.1X/RADIUS support, and native Active Directory integration deliver fine-grained access control, while Meraki’s Guest Access Firewall provides secure, Internet-only guest WiFi in just one click. With built-in features like Network Access Control (NAC) and Air Marshal, a real-time scanning intrusion prevention system (WIPS), Meraki enables secure wireless environments without complex setup or systems integration. Meraki WLANs are fully HIPAA and PCI compliant.
HIGH CAPACITY 802.11N
Meraki’s 802.11n APs provide high capacity wireless in dense, demanding environments. Meraki APs are custom-designed for cloud management. Built with enhanced CPU and memory capabilities, Meraki APs deliver rich services including Layer 7 Application QoS and NAC at the network edge. Industry-leading 3-stream 802.11n MIMO delivers radio rates of up to 900 Mbps, while cloud-based RF optimization with spectrum analysis ensures that Meraki APs are automatically tuned for highest performance.
Meraki’s Teleworker VPN solution creates a secure IPsec tunnel from any Internet-connected Meraki wireless access point to your corporate network, providing secure remote access to IP PBX systems, file shares, and internal applications. Teleworker VPN is available on every Meraki 802.11n AP, at no extra cost. Remote APs connect securely and automatically to a Meraki MX Security Appliance or an easy-to-deploy VMWare-based virtual concentrator at HQ, while split-tunneling only routes internal traffic over the VPN, improving performance and saving bandwidth.
HIGH PERFORMANCE MESH ROUTING
Mesh networking – the ability for APs not wired into the LAN to act as repeaters – is included in every Meraki AP. Mesh allows for two powerful use cases: extending coverage to hard to wire areas, and providing a self-healing network that is resilient to cable and switch failures. Meraki pioneered high performance mesh routing, with behind-the-scene technologies such as multi-radio routing and per-flow analysis that makes Meraki’s mesh faster and more reliable.
Meraki includes powerful device management tools to control the clients on your network. Centrally manage iOS devices, Windows PCs, and Macs. Set security policies for the iPads, iPhones, and iPods owned by your organization, and centrally manage the applications installed on them, pushing new apps and updates to any number of devices. Control Macs and PCs, tracking inventory, pushing software, and even troubleshooting with built-in remote desktop. Device management is fully integrated available at no additional cost.
Centrally Managed from the Cloud
Meraki provides powerful and intuitive centralized management via the cloud, while eliminating the cost and complexity of traditional on-site wireless controllers. Meraki’s cloud seamlessly manages campus-wide WiFi deployments and distributed multi-site networks with zero-touch access point provisioning, network-wide visibility and control, cloud-based RF optimization, seamless firmware updates and more. With an intuitive browser-based user interface, Meraki WLANs configure in minutes — not days or weeks — without training or dedicated staff.
Incredibly affordable, cloud-managed wireless LAN
The Meraki MR12 is an enterprise class, single-radio 802.11n cloud-managed access point designed for deployments in small-to-medium businesses, home and branch offices, hotels and retail stores. The MR12 uses advanced 802.11n technologies including MIMO, beam forming and channel bonding to deliver the throughput and reliable coverage required by the most demanding business applications.
MR12 and Meraki Cloud Management: A Powerful Combo
The MR12 is managed via the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive brows¬er-based interface that lets you get up and running quickly without training or certifications. Since the MR12 is self-configuring and managed over the web, you can even deploy the MR12 at a remote location without on-site IT staff.
The MR12 is monitored 24×7 via the cloud, which delivers real-time alerts if your network encounters problems. Remote diagnostics tools enable real-time troubleshooting over the web, meaning multi-site, distributed networks can be managed remotely.
The MR12’s firmware is always kept up to date from the cloud. New features, bug fixes, and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web, so you never have to manually download software updates or worry about missing security patches.