As experienced Cisco Meraki® resellers and professional services providers in Houston, TX, Broadleaf Group serves mid-market and enterprise clients with a wide range of IT solutions from initial consultation and solution architecture, to procurement, configuration, logistics, deployment, and managed IT services.
Broadleaf Group, based in Houston, TX, partners with best-in-class technology providers like Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Citrix, VMware, and others to provide clients a single source for all of their technology needs. Our goal is to offer effective solutions while maintaining or lowering your overall cost of investing in new technology.
About Cloud-Managed Networking
For many large and small American businesses today, the internet is wireless. Workforces access the internet through user-owned smartphones, iPads, laptops, and the company’s Wi-Fi connection. Consequently, it’s crucial to keep network access secure and avoid opening security holes or creating an undue support burden.
A viable option for the vast majority of businesses is the Cisco Meraki® Cloud IT solution that allows users to manage all of their network devices through one simple and secure platform.
Meraki’s cloud-managed family of solutions includes wireless LAN, switching, security, endpoint management, security cameras, network access control (NAC), and built-in mobile device management (MDM), all managed from an intuitive web-based dashboard interface.
Meraki’s value proposition comes from its robust management and security features. Advantages include:
- Easily Managed: With the Meraki® cloud solution, you don’t need an in-house IT team to support it. Meraki® is managed via a cloud-based dashboard. The products are automatically updated with the latest features and firmware. It gives businesses the ability to deploy software and apps and perform remote, live troubleshooting on thousands of managed devices.
- Scalable: Meraki® is a scalable networking tool that benefits businesses of all sizes. Meraki® enables you to manage users across vast, multi-location networks. It will grow with your company and adapt to your needs.
- Built Specifically for the Cloud: Instead of retrofitting on-premise solutions for the cloud, Meraki® hardware was explicitly designed to be cloud-managed and cloud-delivered from day one, allowing for more effective cloud networking.
- Accessible from Anywhere, Anytime: As businesses need to accommodate increasingly mobile workforces, the ability to access solutions from home or while on the go is crucial. No matter where in the world you are, if you can get on to the internet, you can log into the Meraki dashboard.
Is your network critical to your business? Do you deal with HIPAA or other regulatory measures and, by law, need the highest network security level? If an outage occurs, will your customers be inconvenienced, or will business be halted completely? Does your IT staff have the skillset to address potential problems? These are factors to consider when deciding whether Meraki® is worth it for your organization.
As official Cisco Meraki® resellers in Houston, TX, Broadleaf Group’s staff is also Meraki® certified. If you are considering your options and are interested in recommendations based on your unique business environment, please contact Broadleaf Group for a consultation. Give us a call at 800-615-0866, or contact us online.