Cisco Meraki is a company that has built (and maintains) an extensive cloud computing network. They often partner with reputable IT companies like PCH to provide customers with customized cloud solutions. Of course, you won't get their support without earning it, and this is one of many ways to determine how good our people are.

Originally called Managed Meraki Services, this company grew out of a project called Roofnet. It was a computer science project that was designed to bring wireless Internet to the city of Cambridge. They solved a number of problems to achieve this goal, mainly by using the unique properties of radio waves to amplify fundamental signals.

From there, the company participated in a project to bring free Internet access to San Francisco residents. They distributed various gateways as access points to their free network. This experiment involved about 100,000 people before it was finally discontinued.

Following the acquisition of Cisco Systems in 2012 (approximately $ 1.2 billion), the company was renamed Cisco Meraki. Since then, they have specialized in cloud computing services and are considered some of the most respected names in their field.

How Safe Is Meraki Cloud Computing?

Of course, some people choose to restrict their use of the cloud for security reasons. Some people find it less secure than a regular Internet connection. However, this rarely happens. A normal Internet connection tends to be very open unless someone takes care of hardening the system in various ways. On the other hand, the cloud system will be constantly managed, including security monitoring.

To be truly safe on the Internet, you really need constant monitoring. Oh, but do you think you could do it all yourself? Okay, of course ... we'll give you an idea of ​​how you can do this. You can use a program called Nmap. It's free and not that hard to use. This program monitors all connections on your network and tells you how long they have been connected. Thanks to this, you can easily see a map of your network connections and disable anything that looks suspicious. But you're not done yet!

You will also need to download a program called Wireshark, which will track all the information that travels through the network. An Internet connection always exchanges information (in the form of "packets") with other computers. Wireshark allows you to monitor these packets in real-time. This requires a bit more technical knowledge, but still pretty basic. But here's the catch: you now have to watch these two shows all the time. This means hiring people to watch these monitors all day and trusting them to do a good job. In the end, you are better off delegating this task to a company that takes care of all the network monitoring for you.

In addition to this, Cisco Meraki offers a number of other high-security options, including VPN tunnels and firewalls. We're not telling you to uninstall your antivirus software, but the Meraki dashboard can definitely deal with some security issues. The firewall and virus definitions are improving with each update, so it is unlikely that anyone will be able to bypass this protection.