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Meraki in Russia?

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Meraki in Russia?

Do anyone know if it is possible to buy Meraki equipment in Russia.

We have a customer with a office in Moscow where we will like to install a Meraki firewall. We are not allowed to buy one in Europa and send it  to Russia, so we need to buy the equipment within Russia. 

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Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Perhaps try contacting Meraki on the "Outside the US" phone number. +1 (415) 432-1000

https://meraki.cisco.com/form/contact

Getting noticed

Re: Meraki in Russia?

We're in the same boat here too. We would love to get some Meraki hardware into our Moscow office but we're told it's currently not possible.
New here

Re: Meraki in Russia?

As Pugmiester already note, it is not possible to buy Meraki in Russia.

We have project for implementation MX on all our subsidiaries around the world, and situation with Russia can be stopping point.

I hope Meraki will solve this issue with Russia and we will be able to buy Meraki product there.

I will ask Meraki to give as some info regarding this issue and when to expect to be solved.

 

BR

Conversationalist

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Anyone got any news on this? I'm itching to replace a slightly dodgy ASA in our Russian office and really don't want to break our standards by fitting an "alternative" device.
Meraki Employee

Re: Meraki in Russia?

@Meremortal We are only aware that there are plans, but it's not a simple task and currently no ETA unfortunately.  No additional info, but know that it is on the radar and hasn't been forgotten.

 

New here

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Hi,

 

Is there any update about this topic ? 

It would be great to have Meraki in Russia.


Thanks, 

Here to help

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Hello guys,

is there an update regarding this topic?

Is Cisco Meraki  purchasable in Russia ?

 

My colleague there found a company that can sell them Cisco Meraki hardware, but not licenses.

 

What about?

 

Thank you,

Luca

 

 

cmr
A model citizen

Re: Meraki in Russia?

The licenses are device independent (some are model specific, but none are tied to the serial number). If you can buy the devices in Russia, then you can get licenses from outside and apply them.  I'd test first though as the country may block management traffic or it may be an offence to use the VPN.

Here to help

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Hello @cmr,

thank you for your reply.

We currently have a site-to-site VPN with our office in Russia (Cisco devices, not Meraki) so, at least, it isn't blocked; I don't know if management traffic is blocked anyway.

However, I'm contacting our Meraki sales representative for an official answer.

 

I'll share updates here.

 

Thank you,

Luca

 

New here

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Following this.. I would love to be able to get some Access Points into Russia
Here to help

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Hello guys,

here an update.

 

First of all, I contacted Meraki support and this is their answer:

 

"As long as there exists a Cisco Partner is Russia it would be possible to obtain Meraki licensing. I believe the best avenue to receive more information/assistance would be to contact the Sales representative associated to your account directly for further support. (The contact information can be found conveniently on your Meraki dashboard under Help => Get Help)."

 

As suggested, I sent an e-mail to our sales representative: I'm waiting for her answer (next week).

 

Bye,

Luca

Kind of a big deal

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Good luck, I am guessing this takes so long due to a certification process but also global politics could have an effect on this as well. 

 

 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
Here to help

Re: Meraki in Russia?

Hello all,

I got an official answer from sales representative:

 

"Currently, Meraki products are not officially available or purchasable in Russia due to government regulation: they required Meraki datacenter being physically available in Russia, but currently, they aren't."

 

There could be a workaround, but it isn't so flexible: buy a Meraki outside and deliver it to Russia (in some way). If a replacement would be needed (due to some damage, for example), then sent it back, replace it, and re-send.

 

Bye,

Luca

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