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    Meraki Security Appliances for Remote Teleworkers (MX80 and Z1)

    I have been really impressed with this kit over the last couple of days that i have been configuring it. It might not be the solution in place for Educational establishments but anybody here in Industry with teleworkers I advise you to take a look.

    I am using the MX80 purely as an VPN appliance (can be a VM too) and not for a firewall. I have the Internet Interface configured on an Static public address and the internal interface configured with a Static address on the LAN (configured by the cloud controller). Setup the internal subnet in the cloud controller, setup the type of tunnel required (Full or Split). The Meraki units also have a Wan optimization built in.

    Create site for Z1 Appliance and configure a subnet lan for the VPN along with the relevant tunnel options and SSID (for Z1's built in wireless). As in this scenario
    the MX80 is not the default gateway I have had to set static routes on the firewall to direct any traffic for the remote sites to the MX80.

    Take Z1 home plugin and it auto connects you can a 4 port switch and wireless access point on your local Lan.

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    Just seen this on their homepage....Meraki | Cisco Acquisition FAQ

    This must be fairly new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley View Post
    Just seen this on their homepage....Meraki | Cisco Acquisition FAQ

    This must be fairly new!
    They where purchased around 3/4 weeks ago. Not bad for a Uni project 6 years ago to be sold for nearly $2 billion!!

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    Really? only just saw this button on the logon,
    Not bad for a Uni project 6 years ago to be sold for nearly $2 billion!!
    Absolutely....Now to find myself a good idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmoseley View Post
    Really? only just saw this button on the logon,

    Absolutely....Now to find myself a good idea...
    Its been there just not amazingly obvious

    Cisco to Buy Meraki

    And Sorry it was $1.2billion not quite 2 billion!!

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    My mistake! I did do a quick search on edu to see if a thread had been started, must of missed this one

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    Well the Proof of concept worked flawlessly Clients love the idea and are considering using this instead of the MPLS circuit saving around 10-15k in year 1 and further savings years 2/3!!

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