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Submission + - Cisco Aquires Meraki for $1.2 Billion - Another great startup is destroyed (

Karem Lore writes: Cisco announced today the acquisition of Meraki for $1.2 Billion. Meraki was a research project from MIT started back in 2006 and provided on-premise mesh Wi-Fi networking and security devices with a cloud-based configuration software.

After spending the last year moving away from expensive and largely complicated Cisco technology to Meraki, it seems we are back at step 1, looking for alternatives. Our experience as an SMB with Cisco has been one of lock-in, high prices and unnecessary complexity. What are other people using that is not Cisco that provides WiFi Mesh networks, site-to-site VPN, Client-VPN, Security and Content filtering, Layer 7 and 3 packet shaping, link bonding and a nice dashboard view of what is happening on your network all in a single package for a very reasonable cost?

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Cisco Aquires Meraki for $1.2 Billion - Another great startup is destroyed

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