Meraki Slims Down Cloud Routers
Jul 18, 2011, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Both the MX50 and the MX60 are four port Gigabit Ethernet
devices that are managed via the Meraki cloud service. The other
thing that has changed is some of the underlying software that
Meraki is now updating across its product lineup. The underlying
operating system in the MX50, MX60 and MX70 router is a customized
Linux base that Meraki has enhanced.
"From a security perspective, Meraki has added two-factor
authentication that is delivered via SMS. Estrada explained that
delivering the tokens via SMS reduces cost and management time. He
added that the network administrator inputs their cell phone number
as part of the management configuration and is then provided with
the token over SMS."