Meraki MS120 8-Port Gigabit PoE+ Compact Switch | MS120-8FP-HW


£455.38
£455.38
£455.38
£455.38

MS120-8FP-HW

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Key Features

  • 8 x 1G ports
  • 2 x 1G SFP uplink
  • PoE+ 124W - Up to 30W per port
  • Layer 2, 802.1X authentication
  • DHCP relay; DHCP snooping
  • STP enhancements; voice and video QoS
  • IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs
  • Email alerts for switch management
  • Remote troubleshooting tools
  • Manage ports from a GUI-based dashboard
  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • Small, mountable form factor
  • Low noise, fanless
  • Voice and video QoS
  • Non-blocking switch fabric
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Options
MS120 Switch Licenses (Mandatory)
Meraki SFP Transceiver Modules
Meraki Stacking Cables
Meraki Uplink Modules (MS390 Only)
Meraki Systems Manager
Meraki Spare Power Cord

Downloads
Datasheet
Meraki Sizing Tool

About This Product
The Cisco Meraki MS120-8FP compact switch provides Layer 2 access switching in a fanless, compact form factor. All models include 1GbE SFP ports for fibre uplink, integrated mounting brackets and a Kensington security slot, making them ideal for rapid and secure deployment to branch location. Cisco Meraki switches are built from the ground-up to be easily managed without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches. Meraki switches are managed through an elegant, intuitive cloud interface, rather than through command line. To set up a Meraki switch, just plug it in - there's no need for complicated configuration files or even direct physical access to the switch. Meraki's centralised management gives administrators deep visibility into the network and how it's used. For example, you can quickly see which switches are near capacity across hundreds of sites, or find all configuration changes made by a member of the team with instant search.

Rapid Deployment and Configuration

With Meraki's secure cloud architecture, device provisioning and orchestration becomes completely streamlined. Zero-touch configuration coupled with configuration templates let administrators define a switch configuration once and then bind thousands of switches to a profile, reducing overhead and increasing network security.

Application Layer Visibility

Meraki switches are the only switches to include integrated Layer 7 fingerprinting. Their powerful, built-in traffic classification features can identify hundreds of applications from business apps to BitTorrent and YouTube. User fingerprinting with Google-like search allows administrators to easily identify and control individual users, PCs, Macs, iPads, Android devices, and other device types. This unprecedented visibility allows optimising of network resources and maintaining an optimal, secure network that always performs.

Unified Software Architecture

Meraki switches run the same operating system used by all of Meraki's products. The use of a common operating system allows Meraki to deliver a consistent experience across all product lines. When connected, MS120-8FP switch automatically connect to the Meraki cloud, download configuration, and join the appropriate network. If new firmware is required, this is retrieved by the switch and updated automatically. This ensures the network is kept up-to-date with bug fixes, security updates, and new features.

Simplified Management and Operations

Meraki's cloud-managed architecture makes it simpler than ever to quickly provision and reconfigure switch ports with security, QoS, and other parameters. The Meraki dashboard provides unified policies, event logs, and monitoring, which make it easy to manage and scale large network deployments. By providing a complete, powerful set of management functions over the web, Meraki cloud-based management eliminates the need for proprietary command line configuration interfaces, which require expensive and time-consuming certifications. The MS120-8FP switch can be fully deployed and provisioned in minutes, without requiring any local configuration or staging. Additional or replacement switches can be sent to remote offices and installed by non-technical staff, saving thousands of dollars in time and travel expenses. The MS120-8FP switch also includes several remote diagnostic features, from network connectivity and cable integrity tests to latency measurement tools. For deep client troubleshooting, administrators can even perform per-port remote packet captures without any additional probes or hardware on-site.

Designed for Reliability and Environmental Efficiency

The MS120-8FP switch was designed for reliable operation in network closets, which are prone to high temperatures and limited ventilation. By minimising total component count and only using proven switching silicon, Meraki is able to deliver highly reliable products with exceptional mean time between failure (MTBF) ratings. Each Meraki switch also operates with a split-plane architecture, where silicon-based switching and data forwarding are separated from software-based control and management. By decoupling the underlying switching logic from control, each unit is able to deliver wire-speed switching even when advanced software features such as Layer 7 host and OS fingerprinting are enabled. Finally, the highly integrated designs of Meraki switches result in power and cooling savings in large deployment environments of 30- 60% when compared with similar managed Gigabit switches.

Network Security

  • IEEE 802.1X, MAB, and Hybrid authentication support for wired access control with RADIUS server monitoring
  • Port security and MAC whitelisting
  • Change of Authorisation (CoA) and RADIUS accounting support
  • DHCP snooping to prevent users from adding unauthorised DHCP servers on the network
  • Rapid Spanning Tree, BPDU Guard, Root Guard, and other safeguards to help prevent misconfigurations and reduce convergence time
  • Per-port VLAN configuration
  • Multiple administrative roles with sophisticated security policy management

Network Troubleshooting and Automation

  • Virtual Stacking lets administrators configure thousands of ports across a network in one dashboard action
  • Configuration templates for rapid, zero-touch provisioning and auditing of all sites
  • Network Topology for automatic and interactive network mapping
  • Remote cable testing, packet capture, and client discovery
  • Staged, automatic, and scheduled firmware upgrades for the complete network

Branch and Campus Access

  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) to prioritise mission-critical traffic such as voice and video
  • Voice VLAN support for simplified VoIP deployments
  • CDP/LLDP with detailed neighbour discovery and visibility
  • Port Mirroring support for monitoring network traffic at line rate
  • IGMP Snooping to optimise network performance for multicast applications
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for high-capacity trunking

Industry-Leading Cloud Management
Cloud management has a number of benefits that make it easier to build networks large and small:

  • True zero-touch device provisioning.
  • Virtual Stacking: manage up to thousands of ports from a single pane of glass.
  • Application-layer visibility with automatic operating system, client, and hostname fingerprinting.
  • Powerful live tools such as packet capture and cable test to isolate and troubleshoot network issues.
  • Alerts to indicate power loss, downtime, excessive Layer 1 issues, and configuration changes.
  • Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades over the web.
  • Regular feature updates and enhancements delivered on demand from the Meraki cloud.

Distributed Branches and Remote Sites
Meraki's cloud-based system makes it easy to manage a single switch, or thousands of distributed switches, from a single interface.

  • Troubleshoot problems remotely; e.g. find which port has a bad cable attached.
  • Add or replace switches without having to send a technician onsite. Switches automatically download their current configuration as soon as they are connected to the network.
  • Receive email alerts or SMS messages whenever there's a problem at a remote site.

Campus Edge
MS switches are ideal for small and large scale campus deployments, where reliability, scalability, and manageability are top priorities.

  • Virtual Stacking lets administrators manage up to thousands of ports in a single interface without having to physically connect stack members.
  • SFP uplinks with link aggregation provide high speed connectivity to the core of the network.
  • Receive alerts if any switch loses connectivity, before users complain.

Key Features

  • 8 x 1G ports
  • 2 x 1G SFP uplink
  • PoE+ 124W - Up to 30W per port
  • Layer 2, 802.1X authentication
  • DHCP relay; DHCP snooping
  • STP enhancements; voice and video QoS
  • IPv4 and IPv6 ACLs
  • Email alerts for switch management
  • Remote troubleshooting tools
  • Manage ports from a GUI-based dashboard
  • Zero-touch provisioning
  • Small, mountable form factor
  • Low noise, fanless
  • Voice and video QoS
  • Non-blocking switch fabric
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Options
MS120 Switch Licenses (Mandatory)
Meraki SFP Transceiver Modules
Meraki Stacking Cables
Meraki Uplink Modules (MS390 Only)
Meraki Systems Manager
Meraki Spare Power Cord

Downloads
Datasheet
Meraki Sizing Tool

About This Product
The Cisco Meraki MS120-8FP compact switch provides Layer 2 access switching in a fanless, compact form factor. All models include 1GbE SFP ports for fibre uplink, integrated mounting brackets and a Kensington security slot, making them ideal for rapid and secure deployment to branch location. Cisco Meraki switches are built from the ground-up to be easily managed without compromising any of the power and flexibility traditionally found in enterprise-class switches. Meraki switches are managed through an elegant, intuitive cloud interface, rather than through command line. To set up a Meraki switch, just plug it in - there's no need for complicated configuration files or even direct physical access to the switch. Meraki's centralised management gives administrators deep visibility into the network and how it's used. For example, you can quickly see which switches are near capacity across hundreds of sites, or find all configuration changes made by a member of the team with instant search.

Rapid Deployment and Configuration

With Meraki's secure cloud architecture, device provisioning and orchestration becomes completely streamlined. Zero-touch configuration coupled with configuration templates let administrators define a switch configuration once and then bind thousands of switches to a profile, reducing overhead and increasing network security.

Application Layer Visibility

Meraki switches are the only switches to include integrated Layer 7 fingerprinting. Their powerful, built-in traffic classification features can identify hundreds of applications from business apps to BitTorrent and YouTube. User fingerprinting with Google-like search allows administrators to easily identify and control individual users, PCs, Macs, iPads, Android devices, and other device types. This unprecedented visibility allows optimising of network resources and maintaining an optimal, secure network that always performs.

Unified Software Architecture

Meraki switches run the same operating system used by all of Meraki's products. The use of a common operating system allows Meraki to deliver a consistent experience across all product lines. When connected, MS120-8FP switch automatically connect to the Meraki cloud, download configuration, and join the appropriate network. If new firmware is required, this is retrieved by the switch and updated automatically. This ensures the network is kept up-to-date with bug fixes, security updates, and new features.

Simplified Management and Operations

Meraki's cloud-managed architecture makes it simpler than ever to quickly provision and reconfigure switch ports with security, QoS, and other parameters. The Meraki dashboard provides unified policies, event logs, and monitoring, which make it easy to manage and scale large network deployments. By providing a complete, powerful set of management functions over the web, Meraki cloud-based management eliminates the need for proprietary command line configuration interfaces, which require expensive and time-consuming certifications. The MS120-8FP switch can be fully deployed and provisioned in minutes, without requiring any local configuration or staging. Additional or replacement switches can be sent to remote offices and installed by non-technical staff, saving thousands of dollars in time and travel expenses. The MS120-8FP switch also includes several remote diagnostic features, from network connectivity and cable integrity tests to latency measurement tools. For deep client troubleshooting, administrators can even perform per-port remote packet captures without any additional probes or hardware on-site.

Designed for Reliability and Environmental Efficiency

The MS120-8FP switch was designed for reliable operation in network closets, which are prone to high temperatures and limited ventilation. By minimising total component count and only using proven switching silicon, Meraki is able to deliver highly reliable products with exceptional mean time between failure (MTBF) ratings. Each Meraki switch also operates with a split-plane architecture, where silicon-based switching and data forwarding are separated from software-based control and management. By decoupling the underlying switching logic from control, each unit is able to deliver wire-speed switching even when advanced software features such as Layer 7 host and OS fingerprinting are enabled. Finally, the highly integrated designs of Meraki switches result in power and cooling savings in large deployment environments of 30- 60% when compared with similar managed Gigabit switches.

Network Security

  • IEEE 802.1X, MAB, and Hybrid authentication support for wired access control with RADIUS server monitoring
  • Port security and MAC whitelisting
  • Change of Authorisation (CoA) and RADIUS accounting support
  • DHCP snooping to prevent users from adding unauthorised DHCP servers on the network
  • Rapid Spanning Tree, BPDU Guard, Root Guard, and other safeguards to help prevent misconfigurations and reduce convergence time
  • Per-port VLAN configuration
  • Multiple administrative roles with sophisticated security policy management

Network Troubleshooting and Automation

  • Virtual Stacking lets administrators configure thousands of ports across a network in one dashboard action
  • Configuration templates for rapid, zero-touch provisioning and auditing of all sites
  • Network Topology for automatic and interactive network mapping
  • Remote cable testing, packet capture, and client discovery
  • Staged, automatic, and scheduled firmware upgrades for the complete network

Branch and Campus Access

  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) to prioritise mission-critical traffic such as voice and video
  • Voice VLAN support for simplified VoIP deployments
  • CDP/LLDP with detailed neighbour discovery and visibility
  • Port Mirroring support for monitoring network traffic at line rate
  • IGMP Snooping to optimise network performance for multicast applications
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) for high-capacity trunking

Industry-Leading Cloud Management
Cloud management has a number of benefits that make it easier to build networks large and small:

  • True zero-touch device provisioning.
  • Virtual Stacking: manage up to thousands of ports from a single pane of glass.
  • Application-layer visibility with automatic operating system, client, and hostname fingerprinting.
  • Powerful live tools such as packet capture and cable test to isolate and troubleshoot network issues.
  • Alerts to indicate power loss, downtime, excessive Layer 1 issues, and configuration changes.
  • Role-based administration and automatic, scheduled firmware upgrades over the web.
  • Regular feature updates and enhancements delivered on demand from the Meraki cloud.

Distributed Branches and Remote Sites
Meraki's cloud-based system makes it easy to manage a single switch, or thousands of distributed switches, from a single interface.

  • Troubleshoot problems remotely; e.g. find which port has a bad cable attached.
  • Add or replace switches without having to send a technician onsite. Switches automatically download their current configuration as soon as they are connected to the network.
  • Receive email alerts or SMS messages whenever there's a problem at a remote site.

Campus Edge
MS switches are ideal for small and large scale campus deployments, where reliability, scalability, and manageability are top priorities.

  • Virtual Stacking lets administrators manage up to thousands of ports in a single interface without having to physically connect stack members.
  • SFP uplinks with link aggregation provide high speed connectivity to the core of the network.
  • Receive alerts if any switch loses connectivity, before users complain.

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