Since the 2020s, businesses have become more than familiar with the importance of their Cloud network management. Whether securing their continuity with hybrid working, or providing all-access working and customer services, the turn of 2020 made anything less than a constantly connected workforce untenable.
Yet with these benefits come the complexities of managing your company’s Cloud network. Not only is it expected to serve both on and off-prem employees, it needs to create a holistic networking environment that’s protected, always available and lets you resolve your network needs faster.
Introduction to Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki is a Cloud network management platform that helps admins manage and maintain their company network from anywhere. From a simple, Cloud-based dashboard, a business can manage its network switches, SD-WAN, VPNs and other integral network solutions.
Meraki also allows admins to manage their network on a broader scale, with holistic approaches to security, user privileges and access. This not only helps keep their network setup continuous, but also allows them to ensure security is adhered to at all times.
Yet as fully-featured as it sounds, Cisco Meraki also helps to make your Cloud network management easier, with the following benefits.
Everything you need in one place
Your company network comprises multiple hardware and software solutions, each requiring separate management and interfaces. Cisco Meraki unites all your solutions into one Cloud portal, letting you control your every network component with a consistent user interface at all times. With compatibility for numerous applications and devices, no longer are admins forced to resolve their issues across multiple different dashboards.
Meraki’s productivity benefits are two-fold, providing increased efficiency not only with IT admins, but the very people they serve. Meraki’s simple, streamlined approach to network management means all necessary upkeep and troubleshooting occurs from a single contact point. In optimising network security and proficiency, your business benefits from faster, more reliable connections, and your users are backed up by more stable, reliable connections.
Compatibility and Integration
Cisco Meraki is a highly compatible solution, integrating seamlessly with the expected apps, such as Cisco Duo, as well as hundreds of other third-party software, including Zenreach Engage, Cloudifi and MagiXPortal. With the app marketplace always expanding, and the Cloud portal itself receiving regular automated updates, Cisco Meraki is designed for business longevity as much as compatibility.
Full Control and Visibility
Cisco Meraki helps to simplify Cloud network management, but not at the cost of more specialist services. Admins are able to impose and enforce network policies, observe browsing patterns and even identify and remedy faults with the Meraki Health app.
By virtue of being Cloud-based, your Cisco Meraki portal is entirely scalable, providing the features and functions you need to expand your network and keep consistent control, even as your business grows and evolves.
As businesses seek to expand their outreach and manage people and processes outside of the office, unified Cloud solutions such as Cloud Meraki are increasingly invaluable.
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