Cisco Meraki vs MaaS360

Last updated: August 01, 2020

Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki is the leader in cloud controlled WiFi, routing, and security. Cisco Meraki offers the only solution that provides unified management of mobile devices, Macs, PCs, and the entire network from a centralized dashboard.
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Cisco Meraki vs MaaS360 in our news:

2020. Cisco acquires Modcam to make Meraki smart camera smarter

Cisco announced that it has acquired Swedish startup Modcam and is making it part of its Meraki smart camera portfolio with the goal of incorporating Modcam computer vision technology into its portfolio. Today, while Meraki has smart cameras that include motion detection and machine learning capabilities, this is limited to single camera operation. What Modcam brings is the added ability to gather information and apply machine learning across multiple cameras, greatly enhancing the camera’s capabilities.

2018. Cisco Meraki Introduces MV12 Cloud-Managed Security Cameras

Cisco has flown relatively under the radar over the past several years in the physical security space but it is looking to make its presence felt once again with the debut of its MV22 and MV72 cameras as well as its new MV Sense analytics tool. The MV series of solutions are from the Meraki business unit, which was acquired by Cisco in 2012. The new cloud surveillance system essentially eliminates all of the infrastructure associated with a typical enterprise video deployment. Everything is managed through one web interface called the dashboard. There are no servers of any kind for any of our products; there are no virtual machines or software packages. Everything is managed from our cloud infrastructure, which we operate and maintain for all of our customers as a service.

2014. IBM and Apple partner for joint Enterprise push

30 years ago IBM and Apple dreamt to become the kings of the new personal computer market, but were overplayed by Microsoft, which monopolized the PC market for many years. Time passed, but the offense remained. And recently, IBM and Apple have decided to join forces on the Enterprise mobile market. The proof is on the photo: Ginny Rometta (IBM) and Tim Cook (Apple) are walking and discussing the details of the deal, according to which the companies will jointly optimize IBM MobileFirst, MaaS360 and other IBM business products for iPhones and iPads, and will sell them (along with Apple mobile devices) to IBM customer base. Perhaps, Microsoft is the target victim of this deal. In any case positions of Windows Phone and Surface/Windows8 in the Enterprise will be significantly weakened. But maybe, on the contrary, Microsoft overplay the competitors again. With the new boss Satya Nadella, Microsoft is less focused on their platforms and devices, and more focused - on cross-platform services. In particular MS Office 365 already works fine on iOS. At least, much better than on Android. So if the share of iOS-devices on the enterprise market grow - Microsoft will anyway earn more.

2012. Cisco acquires wi-fi security startup Meraki for $1.2B

Cisco has acquired cloud infrastructure startup Meraki for $1.2 billion. Meraki provides mid to large-size companies and organizations with on-premise mesh Wi-Fi networking and security devices plus the software to manage them. The tech makes it easy and affordable to run a powerful cloud network without a bulky IT department. It’s also designed to help businesses adapt as their employees increasingly access corporate networks from smartphones and tablets. Once the acquisition closes, Meraki will look into expanding Cisco’s scale-centric enterprise offering, but for now will continue focusing on the mid-market and convenience.