Happy May the 4th Meraki community!
The clock has ticked over here in Australia and the nerdy festivities have begun.
As I sit here at my desk, dressed in my favourite Wookiee costume, I'm pondering how the Star Wars universe could have benefited from Meraki solutions.
So community, my question to you is this:
Easy to deploy and secure connection - Bring your MX and you will be securely and automatically connected to the rebel headquarter no matter your location in the cosmos.
Whichever backwater planet your rebel hide-out is on, with auto-VPN you know that you can alway get secure access into the Rebel HQ without the Empire sniffing your traffic!
The rebel alliance should send a Cisco enterprise sales team to visit the Empire. The deployment would keep them distracted for years.
With Cloud based management you don't have to worry about the Death Star blowing up your Wireless controllers and taking down your WiFi to stream your favorite Cantina Band songs.
Just a couple to ideas at 6:20 in the morning 🙂
As the Enterprise Account Manager assigned to the Empire, I take a different view here. I had been trying to get the Empire to adopt Meraki like technologies for years, with no success, and it ultimate led to their downfall. Here is why:
Cloud Controlled Everything:
- If the Empire could monitor Storm Trooper suits, like we monitor clients with the Meraki Dashboard, there is no way that Han Solo could have stolen one of our suits and impersonated our guards. A remote wipe of these devices would also have proven useful here.
- Just as we set port security schedules and SSID advertisement, we could easily set security schedules within our facilities to prevent those pesky rebels snooping around unmanned areas.
- Those rebels are constantly trying to gain access to systems so comprehensive Geo-based firewall rules, IPS/IDS and AMP are crucial in keeping our digital systems healthy.
- The Empire did not guarantee 99.99% uptime with redundant control planes around the universe. This is a must have for any Empire Class organization!
The Fatal Flaw:
- Making your factory reset 2 meters wide (about the size of a Womp rat) is ridiculous! I advise factory reset buttons to be no bigger than a standard paperclip. Try hitting that Skywalker!
Just my 2 cents.