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 more.
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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
Cisco Meraki devices automatically connect to the Cisco Meraki cloud over SSL, register with your network, and download their configuration.
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.
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.
How it Works
Is it Secure ?
99.99% Reliability SLA
SSAE16 Type II Audited Datacenters
Highly Available Redundant Architecture
Cisco Meraki operates the industry's largest-scale Cloud Networking service. The Cisco Meraki cloud service powers over tens of thousands of networks worldwide and connects millions of devices. Cisco Meraki also has the most experience in the cloud, having run its production service continuously for seven years. The Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking platform is trusted by thousands of IT professionals, from enterprises to hospitals, banks, and retailers.
To find out more about Meraki cloud Security Visit https://meraki.cisco.com/trust
This website is the central repository of information regarding security, privacy, and reliability as related to Cisco Meraki cloud hosted services. Here you will find information concerning:
Cisco Meraki datacenters, security processes, and certifications
How Cisco Meraki safeguard your data
Best practices for securing your organization's network
How Cisco Meraki networks continue to operate when disconnected from the cloud
PCI compliance information, tools, and best practices
Cisco Meraki’s 99.99% uptime Service Level Agreement
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 size 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.
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