Cisco Meraki vs MobileIron

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.
MobileIron Platform combines traditional mobile device management (MDM) capabilities with comprehensive security, mobile application management, and mobile content management capabilities. An IT administrator can manage the lifecycle of the device and its applications, from registration to retirement, and rapidly accelerate operationalizing and scaling their Mobile IT infrastructure.
Cisco Meraki vs MobileIron 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.

2015. MobileIron introduced new Content Security Service for BYOD world

MobileIron has introduced new Content Security Service (CSS) that provides IT with a cloud security umbrella to set document protections across a variety of services, even when employees save documents to a personal account. It brings a level of control at the document level where IT administrators can set whatever document security they wish, regardless of the service, thereby separating security controls from the storage service. IT sets security levels in a control panel and decides which services to include. Out of the box (so to speak), it will support Dropbox and Box. The security works on a number of levels. First of all, it offers encryption and key management. Next, it provides basic data loss prevention (DLP) with remote wiping, document expiration, controls for saving and sharing and so forth. It also offers an audit trail for compliance purposes. Finally, it lets you share encrypted files in-house with teams and other employees.

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.