Cisco’s Meraki boasts a strong, 7-layer firewall that is included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP platform. This grants IT administrators the capabilities to manage the content and applications on their network.
The Cisco Meraki analyzes network traffic up across all 7 layers, using advanced fingerprinting to distinguish users from content and applications running on the network. Cisco Maraki is also able to enforce company control policies, blocking out “distractions” such as Netflix or Facebook and prioritizing work related matters such as video conferencing. Cisco Meraki’s performs beyond the functions of traditional firewalls, protecting viruses from transmitting through peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent or Skype.