Cisco Meraki is announcing the end-of-sale for the following products, for Meraki cloud managed networking products. The MS220-8 Cloud Managed Switches have been replaced with the following products, which are functionally equivalent:
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Meraki expects to be accepting final orders for this product through April 28, 2018. However, the final date will depend on the availability of stock and, at Cisco Meraki's discretion, the actual end-of-sale date may be earlier than April 28, 2018.
End-of-Support date for this product will be April 28, 2025.
Total cost of ownership (TCO) isn’t a complicated concept. Simply put, it’s the sum of the upfront cost of a product or service and the direct and indirect costs incurred during its lifetime.
Nevertheless, many buyers considering an IT infrastructure upgrade can fall into a pattern of using upfront cost as their key criteria. Not only does this inadvertently neglect potential products or solutions that may be much better suited, but in the long run may actually end up costing a lot more.
For most organizations there are usually multiple stakeholders involved in the IT purchasing process with the number increasing with company size. Our first touch point with customers tends to be with the IT folks. Testing out Meraki first-hand, we’re always amazed at how quickly they fall in love with the technology. Naturally the IT folks are convinced, but the next step in the buying process is typically around gaining buy-in from the various other functions in the internal buying chain. The stakeholders in this stage are frequently non-technical and have their own KPIs to satisfy. At this point we’re often asked by customers and partners alike for stats or numbers to quantify how much Meraki customers are saving in operational costs.
We set about acquiring this information and interviewed existing Meraki customers across various verticals to quantify how much time and money they’re saving compared to more traditional technologies. The results are now in:
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Cloudifi has recently been added to the NSW Government ICT Services Scheme for the supply of Cisco Meraki Network hardware and our own Guest Connect Captive Portal for Guest Authentication to NSW Government buyers.
We look forward to working with our NEW Government Customers!
Cisco Meraki is announcing the upcoming end-of-sale for the following product.
The MR62 Cloud Managed Wireless AP has been replaced with the functionally equivalent MR74 Cloud Managed AP.
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They expect to be accepting final orders for these products through November 15, 2017.
However, the final date will depend on the availability of stock and, at Cisco Meraki's discretion, the actual end-of-sale date may be earlier than November 15, 2017.
End-of-Support date for these products will be November 15, 2024.
Having recently achieved QAssure status with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, Cloudifi is now GITC accredited to supply Cisco Meraki hardware and licensing and our own Cloudifi Guest Connect Captive Portal for Guest Authentication to Queensland Government buyers.
We look forward to working with our Queensland Government Customers!
With these changes, dashboard administrators will have easier access to the latest capabilities and will be able to address potential issues as quickly as possible. They will also be able to work more effectively with our Meraki's Support team to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
Industry-leading dynamic threat analysis and cloud sandboxing for Meraki MX
Whenever a file is downloaded through a Meraki MX with Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) enabled, that file’s signature will be looked up against AMP’s large cloud database; however, the file’s evaluation may return as “unknown”. AMP is capable of retrospectively alerting administrators if such a file is later determined to in fact be malicious with the help of the global AMP cloud. This provides security teams with the necessary insight to take action to quarantine a threat before it spreads.
With our newly released support for Threat Grid, administrators now have the powerful option to send these unknown file types directly to the Threat Grid cloud for immediate analysis. Once received, Cisco Threat Grid will execute the file in a virtual environment and will then analyse the file for over 825 behavioural indicators that may suggest whether or not the file is malicious. If a file is in fact determined to be malicious, Threat Grid will immediately alert all network administrators, and armed with a new signature, AMP will also block any new attempts of the threat from being downloaded. What’s more, if the file is malicious, Threat Grid’s analysis results will also be distributed via the global AMP cloud so that all other subscribers around the world receive the new threat signatures. With record-breaking threats like the recent Wannacry Outbreak, this is an important, powerful tool to have in any organisation’s arsenal, and instrumental in contributing to the prevention of zero-day exploits around the world.
We’re incredibly excited to announce the availability of Threat Grid on the Meraki MX as it provides the absolute latest in dynamic malware analysis and a deep, beneficial integration with Cisco’s broader security services. Threat Grid for MX is available as an additional subscription to any Meraki MX* (except for MX400 or MX600 at this time) with Advanced Security license. To find out more, please contact us and ask about Threat Grid sample packs.