Cisco Meraki MS120-8LP compact switches with PoE provide Layer 2 access switching in a fanless, compact form factor. All models include 1GbE SFP ports for fibre uplink, integrated mounting brackets, and a Kensington security slot, making them ideal for rapid and secure deployment to branch location.
Meraki switches are built from the ground up to be easy to manage without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches. Cisco Meraki switches are managed through an elegant, intuitive cloud interface, rather than a cryptic command line. To bring up a Meraki switch, just plug it in; there’s no need for complicated configuration files - or pre-staging.
In addition, Meraki’s centralised management system gives administrators deep visibility into the network and how it’s used. See which switches are near capacity across hundreds of sites. Find all configuration changes made by a certain person with instant search.
Cloud management has a number of benefits that make it easier to build networks large and small:
8 Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch with 2 × SFP for 1G uplink, non-shared.
Low noise, fanless
67 watt PoE budget with PoE+ support and dynamic power allocation for powering access points, phones, cameras, and other PoE-enabled devices
20Gbps non-blocking switch
8 dedicated QoS queues for converged voice, video, and data applications
Low power consumption, quiet acoustic design, and shallow rack depth options, enabling flexible deployment in wiring closets as well as offices and classrooms
Powerful live tools such as packet capture and cable test to isolate and troubleshoot network issues
Alerts to indicate power loss, downtime, excessive Layer 1 issues, and configuration changes
Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades over the web
Regular feature updates and enhancements delivered on demand from the Meraki cloud.
Lifetime hardware warranty and advanced replacement at no additional cost
Centrally Managed from the Cloud
The Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking architecture enables plug and play branch deployments and provides centralised visibility and control across any number of distributed locations.
The Cisco Meraki MS is the industry’s first cloud managed switch, combining the benefits of cloud-based centralised management with a powerful, reliable access platform.
With cloud management, thousands of switch ports can be configured and monitored instantly, over the web. Provision remote sites without on-site IT, deploy network-wide configuration changes, and easily manage campus and distributed networks without training or dedicated staff.
Meraki MS Switches feature virtual stacking — an industry first — that allows management of thousands of switch ports as one, without requiring a physical connection between switches.
Quickly find and configure switch ports across your entire network, even those in geographically-distributed locations. Easily configure ports for access devices, assign voice VLANs and more, with a few simple clicks and without complex CLI instructions.
Virtual stacking is built-in to all Meraki MS Switches, with no need for extension modules, proprietary cables, or extra configuration. Simply log in to the Cisco Meraki dashboard and manage the entire access switch infrastructure without concern for their interconnectivity.
Layer 7 Application and Client Visibility
Meraki is the only switch to include integrated Layer 7 fingerprinting. Our powerful, built-in traffic classification features can identify hundreds of applications from business apps to BitTorrent and YouTube.
User fingerprinting with Google-like search allows administrators to easily identify and control individual users, PCs, Macs, iPads, Android devices, and other device types. This unprecedented visibility allows optimising of network resources and maintaining an optimal, secure network that always performs.
Extending security down to the port level has never been easier. MS Switches integrate seamlessly with enterprise-grade security systems using 802.1X. Define access policies, segregate guest devices, and quarantine entire environments right from the dashboard.
Applying policies on many ports takes just a few clicks — even if the ports are spread across many switches. Simply search to find the ports of interest, click to apply the desired policies, and save your changes. Policies are pushed immediately to the desired ports.
Seamless firmware updates, two factor authentication, and other built-in protections make secure, PCI and HIPAA-compliant networks easy and cost effective.
QoS for Voice and Video
Deploy latency-sensitive applications such as voice and video by guaranteeing network performance. Voice and QoS features such as per-VLAN and protocol-based prioritisation, as well as flexible QoS assignments, give intuitive, granular control.
Intelligent use of LLDP on the network makes deploying devices such as VoIP phones painless. Simply select a VLAN for voice in the dashboard, and selected ports will accept tagged traffic on the voice VLAN. The port also uses LLDP advertisements to recommend devices use that VLAN for voice traffic.
Meraki MS Switches include dynamic network topology that automatically maps network architectures, showing how Meraki security, switching, and wireless devices are connected.
Quickly see the status of the devices in your network, find specific devices by name or tags, see how many clients traverse links, and see where traffic flows over the network.
Built-in network topology requires no additional hardware or software.
Remote Live Tools and Alerts
MS Switches make powerful live tools available for remote troubleshooting at any time. From infrastructure uptime and performance testing to device troubleshooting, live tools simplify day-to-day network administration and dramatically shorten time to resolution.
Built-in Ethernet cable testing no longer requires an excursion to one or more switch closets just to verify cable integrity. Simply select a switch port, run a cable test, and see results right in the dashboard, even if there is no device connected on the other end.
Each Meraki MS is automatically monitored 24×7 via the cloud. Email and text message alerts are configurable to immediately notify administrators of configuration changes, switch downtime, and even per-port disconnection events.