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Are there any plans to offer Cisco (formally Meraki) access points, switches and security appliances as well as licensing? I know large enterprises can get 50% off their MSRP (list price on their website) if they buy large volumes of Cisco products. I currently use all 3 of their hardware products and it's an easy way to consolidate your wireless, security and switching and manage it from a single pane. I still currently use Cisco ASA products for VPN but am considering the move to their Meraki line because you can do an easy DVPN if you have multiple ISP as well as iWAN to aggregate ISP such as MPLS for your site to site and Cable/DSL for internet traffic with the 3rd option of cellular backup.
I know shopping around with other vendors you can get close to 40% off MSRP with Meraki hardware but it would be nice to see it on here with less of a dollar cap you can spend.
Thanks for this feedback. I will pass along your request to Cisco.
Barb, TechSoup Senior Relationship Manager
Yes - Would love to see this.
Any update from Cisco when/if Meraki equipment will be available for nonprofits via TechSoup?
Sorry, but nothing to report on adding Meraki to the Cisco program. Ruckess Wireless is available at academic discount pricing through our partnership with JourneyEd. You can learn more here.
We are very happy to share that Cisco Meraki has made their products available at a deep discount to the nonprofit community through TechSoup! Please follow this link to view the products currently being offered: https://www.techsoup.org/cisco-meraki
Please note that organizations who have received a Cisco donation in the last 3 months, or who plan to request a Cisco donation in the next 3 months are not eligible to request products through this program.
We will be adding additional products to the catalog, and expanding to US territories in the coming year. Please let us know if you have any feedback!
Yvonne HargroveAssociate Program Manager – Strategic Relationships/Partners
Great addition. Glad to hear you will be adding more products. The MX64W Wireless security device would be great for the small branch offices.
It's great that you have started to offer Meraki products. Our church has been using Meraki products for years and plan to continue using them when we need to expand. Here are some other products that would be helpful to us.
Licenses for Meraki products: MS220-8P-3YR, MS220-24P-3YR, MS220-48-3YR, MX65-ENT-3YR, ENT-3YR, MS120-8LP-3YR
Other Meraki products: MS120-8 LP, MR45, MR52,
I'm glad you are excited about our ability to have Meraki here on TechSoup too! I've let the team know about your specific product requests. If they can be added, I'll be sure to let you know!
Thanks for writing!
Gayle Samuelson Carpentier, Chief Business Development Officer, TechSoup Global
Thank you for your feedback on the Cisco Meraki for Nonprofits program!
We will be adding new products to the TechSoup catalog in the coming months, and it is helpful to learn that 3 year versions of the licenses may be beneficial to the sector. Also it is great to hear there is interest in the smaller Switching products. We will be launching several new Access Points in the coming months – starting with the MR33, possibly being followed by the MR52!
In the meantime, TechSoup is not limited to processing requests for the Meraki products on our website only. Requests to order products not on our site can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
Yvonne Hargrove Associate Program Manager - Strategic Relationships/Partners
Thank you for the kudos! We're really excited about Meraki too
We will be adding new products to the TechSoup catalog in the coming months, and the MX64W looks like it could be a great addition due to its combination of Wireless, Security, and SD-WAN.
Thank you again for the feedback!
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