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Cisco Meraki Switches Expand Product Offerings

Posted by Clearpath Solutions Group on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 01:58 PM

Cisco Meraki products are 100% cloud managed - It’s IT that simply works. The new portfolio of networking devices is feature-rich with easy-to-use cloud architecture that enables your company to solve new business problems and reduce operating costs. Cisco recently announced the expansion of the Meraki portfolio to include more options and price points to meet the needs of even more customers in this highly-specialized market. These easy to use and powerful switches provide the backbone for networks of all sizes. They combine secure, scalable, robust performance with an elegant, intuitive management experience. Below, we outline the best features of two new Meraki models.

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Cisco Meraki MS Cloud Managed Switches

The Cisco Meraki MS is the industry’s first line of cloud-managed access and aggregation switches, combining the benefits of cloud-based centralized management with a powerful, reliable access platform. With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly, over the web. Companies can easily provision remote sites without on-site IT, deploy network-wide configuration changes, and manage campus and distributed networks without training or dedicated staff.


The MS120 series offers cloud-managed switching for small branch and office. It is a new family of L2, 1G uplink access switches that provide economical options. The Meraki dashboard reduces the complexity of switch configurations by using the cloud to centrally manage your network. This platform fully integrates software and hardware, providing a single pane of glass to manage all Meraki switches, wireless APs, security consoles, phones, and security cameras.  Available in 8, 24 and 48 port configurations, all models offer:

  • Cloud management − visibility and control over thousands of ports, built-in multi-site management and zero-touch provisioning. Manage up to tens of thousands of ports in a single view.
  • Highly redundant switch architecture: Support cost-effective stacking and top-of-rack (ToR) fiber aggregation.
  • Powerful tools: Isolate physical layer issues, or run a packet capture.
  • Monitoring and diagnostics: Cable failure testing, gateway connectivity testing, real time troubleshooting tools and email and text message alerts.


The MS250 series brings the benefits of the cloud to switching networks, offering reduced complexity and increased network-wide visibility and control for branch and campus deployments. The intuitive cloud interface provided with these switches supports distributed switch deployments, wireless APs, and firewalls. It also simplifies bulk configuration changes, automatic firmware and software updates, and troubleshooting through a single dashboard.

Available in 24 and 48 port configurations, all models offer cloud management, monitoring and diagnostics like the MS 120 series, plus these Layer 3 benefits:

  • Static routing
  • Dynamic routing (OSPFv2) 
  • DHCP Server and Relay
  • First of a kind UI-based configuration
  • Easy to configure routed interfaces
  • Warm spare (VRRP) with DHCP Failover 

Build high-performance, resilient networks

Meraki simplifies day-to-day operations and puts intuitive yet powerful tools in the hands of network administrators. With its wireless networks, simple deployments configured in the dashboard take minutes, not hours. Meraki switches provide the essentials for building high-performance networks that can help maintain seamless network service. You’ll be joining over 230,000 other customers who are unleashing the power of Meraki solutions, wireless, switching, security, communications, Enterprise Mobility Management and security cameras, all managed through Meraki’s web-based dashboard interface. 

Meraki Access Switching Portfolio at a glance:


No matter where your business fits, Meraki’s portfolio of switching products has just the right solution for your business, whether you’re seeking value, performance or something in between.


About Clearpath Solutions Group

Technology can connect us, empower us, and drive us. At Clearpath, we’re here to help you simplify powerful technology and put it to work for your business.

As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Clearpath has met the requirements for attaining the broadest range of expertise across multiple technologies by achieving Cisco advanced specializations. 

To find out how Clearpath can help you select the right Meraki solution at the right price point for your business, please contact us.


Topics: Cisco, Meraki Access Points, Cloud-managed, Meraki, Meraki Switches

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