Meraki Homeworker (Z-Series)

Extend your corporate network into employees homes

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Everything a homeworker needs to securely connect to the main corporate network. The Meraki Z-Series is an enterprise class firewall / VPN gateway with WiFi and four 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports that extends the power of Meraki cloud managed networks to employees working at home.

Z3

Z3C

Both Z-Series models use Meraki’s proven and highly scalable Auto VPN technology, you can deploy network services including VoIP and remote endpoints with automatic, zero-touch provisioning. Additionally the Z-Series provides secure wired and wireless access, and increases end-user productivity through Layer 7 traffic shaping.

Meraki devices are managed via the Meraki cloud, with an intuitive browser-based interface. Since the Z-Series is self-configuring and managed over the web, you can rapidly deploy at remote locations without any assistance from end-users. Meraki Cloud services monitor all devices 24×7 and deliver real-time alerts if any device encounters a problem.

Remote diagnostics tools enable real-time troubleshooting through any web browser. New features and enhancements are delivered seamlessly over the web, so you never have to manually download software updates or worry about missing security patches.

Z3 Product Highlights

  • 4 GbE ports for printers, phones and other wired devices
  • 1 PoE-enabled port for VoIP phones and other powered devices
  • Dual-concurrent 802.11ac Wave 2 radios with up to 1.3 Gbps data rate
  • Auto VPN for intelligent site-to-site VPN connectivity
  • 802.1x port authentication for wired devices
  • Layer 7 application traffic shaping and prioritization
  • Layer 3 firewall to separate corporate data from personal traffic
  • Up to 4 SSIDs with integrated enterprise security and personal / guest access
  • Optional desk stand
  • Self-configuring, plug-and-play deployment
  • Ideal for telecommuters using VoIP and remote applications
  • Sleek, low profile design
  • USB port for 3G/4G connectivity

Auto VPN

Leveraging Meraki’s cloud architecture, VPN tunnels to HQ or the data centre can be enabled via a single click without any commandline configurations or multi-step key permission setups. Meraki’s patent-pending Auto VPN technology automatically tunnels, hole punches, sets up route tables, and establishes the IPsec connections, completely eliminating the complexity seen in traditional site-to-site VPN solutions.

Application-aware traffic shaping

The Z-Series includes an integrated layer 7 packet inspection, classification, and control engine, enabling you to set QoS policies based on traffic type. Prioritise your mission critical applications like VoIP or remote desktop, while setting limits on recreational traffic, e.g. peer-to-peer and video streaming.

Simple, powerful security from end to end

With end-to-end VPN encryption, corporate data is always protected. Additionally the Meraki Z-Series supports 802.1x wired port authentication, offering network and endpoint security no matter where the gateway may be deployed.

Self-configuring, self-optimising, self-healing

When plugged in, the Z-Series automatically connects to the Meraki Cloud, downloads its configuration, and joins your network. In case of WAN IP address changes, the Z-Series self heals by re-establishing the site-to-site VPN tunnels using the new IP address. Also, if a supported SIM card is installed or a 3G/4G modem is connected and primary WAN uplink connectivity fails, the Z-Series will automatically failover to cellular.

Industry-leading cloud management

Meraki’s award-winning cloud management architecture unifies WAN, LAN, and wireless management under a web based dashboard, and scales easily from small deployments to large, multi-site deployments with tens of thousands of devices. The Meraki dashboard provides intuitive yet powerful role-based administration, firmware updates, configuration changes, email alerts, and easy to audit change logs.

A trusted Cisco Partner

Daisy has been a Cisco Gold Partner for more than 16 years, with 50 Cisco certified staff who have the expertise and experience required to deliver reliable, scalable, and highly secure IT infrastructures to our customers. We deliver and support products and services across the Cisco Meraki portfolio, including LAN, WiFi, Security and SD-WAN.