Cisco

Meraki Systems Manager


4.5 / 5
24 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Endpoint management for enterprise environment.


Average Ratings

24 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $40.00
  • Pricing Details
    Pricing per device.
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Cisco
  • www.cisco.com/
  • United States

About Meraki Systems Manager

Monitor and manage mobile and desktop devices in the cloud through a secure dashboard.


Meraki Systems Manager Features

  • Automatic Device Recognition
  • Data Management
  • Deployment Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Maintenance Utilities
  • Procurement Management
  • Remote Update / Installation
  • Software Management
  • Synchronization Management
  • Wireless Network Support

Meraki Systems Manager Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Decent MDM - But Conversion to License structure is irritating

Dec 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has a decent feature set - including remote management of profiles and security features, For both Macs and iOS. The ability to completely lock down and erase the entire device has been nice in a few extreme situations.

The UI is intuitive and easy to use with LOTS of information about the devices being managed.

Cons: Initially we enjoyed the fact that we were given a relatively high if not unlimited (I cannot recall) now, we are billed per device. Which is fine. But the process to obtain the licenses is absolutely ridiculous, takes way too long and they do not allow for our account for an upgrade process. IE client has 20 computers enrolled, and they replace all of them, well you have to get another 20 licenses (paying for 40 computers) and then remove the old computes when they are phased out. Then decrease the license count. There is zero flexibility here, and the vendor was borderline indignant when it was pointed out how this is a problem in the real world.

Overall: Sales/account reps are purely focused on selling you new stuff so they can improve their numbers. they do not look out for you once you've bought their product.

Capterra loader

Feature galore!

Jan 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We use this product mainly for phones and it's amazingly feature-rich in that regard. Every piece of information I could ever want is available on the dashboard once the software is installed. The ability to use Apple DEP is amazing, as our phones automatically install MSM as soon as they are activated, right out the box.

Setting up DEP is a hassle at first, but completely worth it as it takes away all other steps of configuration. As soon as a phone is ordered through Apple or a certified reseller, it will have MSM out of the box. You can even use MSM to install other pieces of software such as time trackers, CRM software, etc. It's a fantastic tool.

Once installed you can get GPS coord, public IP address, storage stats, WiFi stats, ICCID, IMEI, MAC address, encryption and jailbreak status, and much more.

You can send messages to the phone (Why are you at McDonald's and not work?), you can remotly disable password protection (or add it) and, obviously, you can remotely wipe the phone.

MSM does everything our old mobile device management software did and MUCH more for aroudn the same cost.

Cons: Setting up Apple DEP is a pain. Adding MSM to exsiting phones is a time consuming process and, unless you wipe the phone, you only get some of the features by just installing the app from the app store. The user would also be able to remove the software.

Capterra loader

Amazing functionality for the value, gives great visibility on devices

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integration with Meraki Dashboard, free for up to 100 devices which makes it ideal for smaller businesses. Also the ability to remotely end tasks, remote command line, RDP web client, screenshots and useful statistics make this a valuable solution when managing desktops, servers and mobile devices.

Cons: Nothing really, sometimes devices take a few minutes to update in the dashboard but I don't have any complaints about the product. It is updated regularly like most Meraki products and gets better the longer you use it.

Overall: Fantastic! I have used Spiceworks and other inventory tools in the past and Meraki Systems Manager suits our requirements the best. As well as monitoring device performance, storage, etc. it allows me to organise devices by tags and really keep on top of my inventory.

Capterra loader

Making networks easy (as usual)

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to maintain and manage your networks from anywhere is a real advantage and the access control and ability to resolve issues fast is a real bonus. I cannot recommend this infrastructure solution enough.

Cons: The licensing can be confusing and additions to equipment will move dates about which you should be aware of. Once you understand that dates will move about, it makes it easier, but there should be more warnings.

Overall: Moving to Meraki has solved so many network issues and made the entire infrastructure reliable and easy to manage. A move from one office to the other involved no downtime of the network or the VPN thanks to the intelligent interface.

Meraki is easier than regular Cisco Wireless.

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1) Consolidated management of all of our Meraki devices at different location.

2) You can use same configuration template for all or multiple locations.

3) Cisco meraki's keeping up with new vulnerability game is really good.

4) You can use MX devices for SD-WAN which is much more simpler than regular Cisco CLI devices.

Cons: 1) If you are using template based deployment then your guest ambassador account can't delete user accounts for wireless.

2) Like many other cloud solution, there is a lack of granularity & fear of compromise.

Free tier is great

Nov 13, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software can be used for up to 100 devices without charge making it very good value for money. It monitors our devices very well and can even deploy policies to individual devices that have certain tags, such as mailboxes.

Cons: As soon as you go 1 license over the 100 free, you have to pay for all 101.

Overall: It makes it much safer and simpler to deploy mailboxes.

Love this product

Sep 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: We converted over to Meraki about 2 years ago and it was the best decision we have made. The features and functionality of the dashboard are outstanding and being able to work from anywhere and make changes as needed is great.

Cons: Dashboard can be cumbersome at times and do think some of the items could be laid out a bit better visually.

Such a great interface

Oct 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The depth of security and surveillance power meraki offers is incredible. So many layers and levels of applications and details you can configure to your network to make it exactly how you want or need it.

Cons: The home page to each location always goes to the last page you had open on it which can be annoying but also niche.

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A highly satisfied new user moving from Sonicwall

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Our company recently moved from SonicWall devices to Meraki for firewalls. The cloud software that runs the system is pretty user-friendly and straightforward to use. You don't need to be a rocket scientist to configure the standard settings in the device. If you need help with something that is beyond your personal knowledge level, the support team is great! They are in SanFrancisco, so there isn't a language barrier. They are extremely helpful, and never make you feel like an idiot. The smartphone app for monitoring is also pretty nice. The hardware and licensing are a little more expensive, but I find enough value in the product that this isn't an issue.

Cons: I wish that the smartphone app came with a little more functionality for changing settings on the devices, but this certainly isn't a deal breaker. Most internet browsers that I have tried on smartphones will work just fine anyway.

Meraki Systems Manager for MDM needs

Dec 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We liked that it was a breeze to setup and managing devices can occur the same day you have a license to use it. We had a free trial and got to test all features of the tool before committing.

Cons: It could use a customizable dashboard. The reporting side needs to be a bit more robust as well.

Overall: This was the perfect solution to help us manage company issued iPads, iPhones and Apple TV's. We can now track, secure, wipe or unlock any of these devices from the console. Best of all, pushing apps and settings to those devices is simple and can be done remotely.

Simple and easy to use, however lacking in some features.

Oct 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Its ease of use, anyone can use this software

Cons: Sometimes we find the software abit too basic, lacking in some features that would be useful. However the features it does have work really well.

Cisco Meraki

Feb 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I use Cisco meraki everyday to monitor APs in different locations across the state. The cloud interface allows me to see how many devices are connected, if the APs are down, and how much bandwidth is being used. Cisco merKi makes it easy to see the most common bandwidth users and which devices is accessing the most. From the cloud interface you could setup multiple SSIDs and create custom splash pages.

Pros: The cloud interface allows you to customize your network to your settings. Remotely update APs, mobile devices, and desktops

Cons: When remoting into devices it uses java.

Recommendations to other buyers: Cisco meraki is a great product but could be a bit pricey.

Fine if you lack JAMF or Fleetsmith or another MDM for Macs

Jan 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Free with cisco meraki

Easy to add and remove users

Interface is easy to identifiy users

Decent security policies in place to manage devices ie block Siri etc

Easily apply network settings to devices

Cons: Not nearly as robust as JAMF to deploy software etc

Extremely basic and littly functionality for IT managers, maybe okay for inventory purposes

Easy to Set Up and Maintain

Sep 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For even non-super IT Professionals, this software is fairly intuitive and does a good job surfacing the toggles that most admins will need while having discoverable deeper/more advanced features.

Cons: The menu organization is not always how one would intuitively think, so you sometimes spend time clicking between menu options thinking, "Oh, maybe it's in Clients? No? Oh, maybe Devices?" (for example, these aren't the exact menu names).

Okay, but here are better

Dec 11, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I've used this program for some years now. It was a great program in the start when I was setting up my iPads. I was able to push out apps and manage all of the devices at once!

Cons: The software was difficult to remove from the devices and it wasn't keeping current data.

Dated, Unreliable MDM

Jan 07, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Initially free, it implemented everything we needed for mobile device management for Apple devices.

Cons: With the free programs ended, Meraki became one of the most expensive options, which made its other flaws less tolerable. Commands to devices often fail with cryptic messages that require lots of manual retries.

Overall: We started using Meraki a long time ago when there was a free option for the MDM, which was a great boon to the organization. We paid for support for a while when we needed it, which was reasonable at the time. Since then, the free program ended, and now the pricing is higher than most of the competitors. We could get over having to issue app push commands over and over when it was free, but having to pay a premium for one of the less reliable MDMs we've tested just wasn't in the cards, so we ended up switching. It's certainly not a horrible option, especially if you have an all-Meraki network and can manage everything in one place, but if you're just in it for the MDM like we were, there are better options out there, especially ones with smoother automation and ease of use.

Easy and Informative, I Highly Recommend!

Oct 17, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's overall ease of use, the dashboard menu is extremely easy to navigate and the help section is informative for anything thing that I change or wish to know more about.

Cons: Sometimes its a little slow to response and knowing where to navigate can take some time. I wish it was a little more intuitive for navigating. Overall rather straight forward.

Jan 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Jan 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

May 15, 2016
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Great MDM!

Jan 10, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: MSM is a pretty great MDM that can manage most devices out there. It's not as full featured as something like JAMF, but for the variety of systems that it covers and its integration with Meraki I'd say its worth it.

Cons: Difficult to remove the software from a Mac. Took us quite a bit of work to get it off.

Jan 25, 2018
5/5
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Jul 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

Meraki is Best

Dec 08, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a great software to use for managing you meraki firewall.

Cons: Not so great to use if you have a system that is not compatible with meraki.