Cloud Managed Switches
Control your network switches without on-site IT
Do you want to simplify your network switches and reduce time and money spent on management and maintenance? Metro CSG can help your company take advantage of Cisco Meraki MS, the industry’s first cloud managed switch, combining the benefits of cloud-based centralized management with a powerful, reliable access platform.
Centrally Managed from the Cloud
With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly over the web. Without needing a physical connection between switches, you can remotely configure them for access devices, assign voice VLANs, control PoE, and more, with just a few simple clicks and without on-site IT. By managing your network through the cloud you can provision remote sites, deploy network-wide configuration changes, and easily manage campus and distributed networks without IT training or dedicated staff.
Layer 7 Application and Client Visibility
Cisco Meraki MS Switches feature integrated Layer 7 application and client fingerprinting and analysis to identify users, content, and applications on the network. This lets administrators see how network resources are spent by automatically identifying and reporting hundreds of applications. Each network flow is categorized and access control policies are enforced, so your network is doing what it should.
Remote Live Tools and Alerts
Each Meraki MS is automatically monitored 24×7 via the cloud. Built-in Ethernet cable testing no longer requires an excursion to one or more switch closets just to verify cable integrity. See results right in the dashboard and receive e-mail and text message alerts that are configurable to immediately notify administrators of configuration changes, switch downtime, and even per-port disconnection events.
Extending security down to the port level has never been easier. MS Switches integrate with security systems, define access policies, segregate guest devices, and quarantine entire environments right from the dashboard. Seamless firmware updates, two factor authentication, and other built-in protections make secure, PCI and HIPAA-compliant networks easy and cost effective.