How to simplify networking and security with Cisco Meraki

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Are you sometimes overwhelmed by your network security operations? No wonder. Network security is an umbrella term for various technologies, devices, and processes, defined by a set of rules and configurations. These protocols protect the integrity, confidentiality, and accessibility of organizational networks and data using a combination of software and hardware. Network security solutions are vital to every organization — regardless of size, industry, or infrastructure — to protect it from cyber threats.

Today’s network architecture is complex and faces many challenges, including changing environments and attackers constantly trying to discover and exploit vulnerabilities. Worse still, these vulnerabilities can be practically anywhere—from data and applications to users and locations. Fortunately, this is where network security management tools and applications come in. They provide a quick, simple, and efficient way to solve all your network security problems.

Introducing Cisco Meraki Security — effective network security solutions for your enterprise

Cisco Meraki Network Security solutions offer fully centralized cloud management for security, networking, and application control. But that’s not all.

Use Case 1: Seamlessly separate WAN networks to avoid failure

Enterprises often use the same WAN connection for both company and guest traffic. This commonly leads to network failure as unsecured devices on the guest network can compromise the company’s network, causing serious harm to the business.

Cisco’s Meraki Solution separates the two, creating secure policies for both networks. What’s more, the MX series comes with Meraki SD-WAN and an integrated, automatic failover to another separate and secure connection to ensure seamless connectivity across your organization.

Use Case 2: Centralized visibility and easy policy management with support from DT experts

Many companies struggle without expert knowledge of how to handle cyberattacks and comply with data protection regulations. Navigating through multiple security devices and services is complex, costly, and simply not practical.

Meraki delivers comprehensive cloud-based security services, including firewalls, content filters, anti-malware, and antivirus-based threat intelligence networks. Everything is pre-configured by security experts. What’s more, it’s all provided and managed by Telekom, helping customers save time and effort.

How does Meraki Network Security work?

Physical, technical, and administrative — there are many layers to consider when addressing an organization’s network security. As each layer of network security is vulnerable to attack, it’s essential to design network security hardware, software, and policies for each layer. Meraki Network Security helps you achieve just that in three simple steps:

Physical Network Security

Physical security controls are designed to prevent unauthorized physical access to network components such as routers, cabling cupboards, and so on. They offer protection with controlled access protocols and devices such as locks, biometric authentication, and more.

Technical Network Security

This layer aims to protect data stored on the network or which comes into or out of the network. Protection is twofold: securing data and systems against unauthorized access and malicious activities.

Administrative Network Security

Administrative security is all about the security policies and processes that govern user behavior, including users' authentication processes, access level, and how IT teams manage infrastructure changes.

Why should you choose Cisco Meraki Security Solutions?

Whether you’re looking for an all-in-one security solution or simply want some peace of mind, Cisco Meraki Security Solutions are the perfect answer to your enterprise’s security problems. Here are some of the key benefits:

1. Speed

Cisco Meraki Security Appliances can be remotely deployed in minutes using zero-touch cloud provisioning. Security settings can be synchronized across multiple sites with easy-to-use templates. Its intuitive, web-based dashboard makes it easy to connect branches in just three clicks with auto VPN Technology — naturally without compromising security.

2. Automated provisioning

Meraki's unique automated provisioning site-to-site VPN securely makes it easy to connect branches. Using IPsec over any WAN connection, it links each unit headquarters and all other units, creating a virtual Ethernet cable.

3. Comprehensive security suite

Benefit from an all-inclusive platform that brings together multiple security in one platform:

  • Next-gen firewall that gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.
  • Intrusion prevention provided by a best-in-class, easily configurable system that helps shield your network from malicious attacks.
  • Content filtering that allows network users to use the internet but also protects them from inappropriate or harmful content, ensuring productivity and compliance with applicable business and regulatory requirements.
  • Cloud-brokered VPN to avoid disruption and maintain business continuity. It supports multiple layers of redundancy, ensuring WAN connectivity, appliance availability, and seamless failover for branch sites.
  • Malware protection that helps companies leverage enhanced threat defense, context visibility, and rapid detection with just two clicks.
  • High availability by securely connecting branches and enabling full network visibility, managed by DT experts that are always by your side.

Are you ready to get 360-degree security for your enterprise network?

When just a few minutes of downtime can cause widespread disruption and have hugely negative consequences for both your company’s bottom line and reputation, it’s vital to have robust security measures in place. Whether you’ve already migrated to a multi-cloud environment or are planning to do so, Meraki can help. With a few clicks and experts by your side every step of the way, you can completely overhaul your security infrastructure. Are you ready to take the next step? Or maybe you still have some questions? Reach out to our experts — we’re here to help!