Cisco Meraki simplifies security and expands platform

Cisco 2019 11 12Cloud-managed IT company Cisco Meraki has announced an expansion of its portfolio along with additional integration of Cisco networking and security innovation into its solutions

The IT company said the new, cloud-managed networking and security offerings will simplify the customer journey to secure, next-generation networking technology.

The new solutions also enable customers to further realise Cisco Meraki’s overarching mission to make a digital business as simple to run as possible without sacrificing performance or security.

The new solutions include:

MS390: A next-generation access switch that combines the simplicity of Meraki with the power of Cisco switching innovations. This is the first Cisco Meraki networking solution built utilising Cisco Catalyst intent-based networking hardware and Cisco Meraki software innovation.

Adaptive Policy: Cisco Meraki Adaptive Policy allows organisations to group users, applications and devices to easily apply the right policies. Adaptive Policy is a part of Cisco’s Zero Trust Security initiative and will enable advanced multi-domain policy support between Meraki and an SD-Access fabric deployment.

Cisco Meraki Security Innovations: Cisco Meraki is introducing new security features, as well as further multi-domain integration with Cisco’s industry-leading security portfolio. This includes the introduction of Meraki Trusted Access, which provides device authentication without the need for an MDM solution. Other innovations include deeper Umbrella integration to protect against DNS attacks and enhanced Security Appliance Firewall rules.

Meraki Mobile Gateway (MG): A new product line for Cisco Meraki, Meraki Mobile Gateway (MG) is a wireless WAN cellular gateway that unlocks the power of cellular connectivity while offering simple provisioning and management.

Osama Al-Zoubi, chief technology officer, Middle East and Africa, said, “LTE, Wi-Fi 6, IoT and the other countless networking innovations available now can seem daunting, but with the right architecture and the right security in place, IT can be adapted to meet the needs of the business at any scale. So, whether it is someone managing one site or one hundred sites, we aim to provide our customers with the most powerful and most simple option.”

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