Auto group in Oregon deploys Meraki APs, switches, security appliances, and MDM.
Mobile sales team, contractors, & guests all connected with custom permissions.
Deep visibility and health tracking simplifies network management for lean IT team.
Clint Newell Auto Group is a 3-lot, one-stop motor shop in Roseburg, Oregon. Featuring a large inventory of Toyota, Chevrolet, GMC, and Buick cars, as well as a service center, collision center, and car rental station, Clint Newell depends on the Meraki cloud-managed solution to keep its network healthy and its employees connected. Managing a robust network with a lean IT team has proven simple with a full stack of MR Access Points, MS Switches, MX Security Appliances, and Systems Manager MDM.
Original Networking Challenges
Previous access points were outdated and in need of a technology refresh
Lack of consistent wireless meshing around property for mobile employees
Difficult to share internal resources securely between 3 physically separate lots
Why Cisco Meraki
Cloud solution offers the desired flexibility and customizability in configuration
802.11ac APs enable fast, reliable connectivity even in taxing wireless environments
Plug-and-play technology makes it easy to add new hardware at a moment’s notice
Enhanced network visibility and auto-audits save time, money, and IT workload
Dual WAN uplinks with automatic failover necessary for secure business operation
With Meraki, you’re gonna get the visibility, you’re gonna get the reliability, you’re gonna get a solid product.
Clint Newell IT Manager
Trial of Meraki APs offered the flexibility needed to grow the company’s network
Proceeded to test and purchase MS Switches and MX Security Appliances as well
MR34 APs segregate guest and staff SSIDs to protect corporate data
7 MS320-48 and a handful of MS220-8 switches enable per-port configurations, virtual stacking, easy VLAN control, remote troubleshooting, and network-wide visibility
MX400 UTM acts as 6 devices in one, offering stateful firewall, intrusion prevention, auto VPN, content filtering, anti-malware, high availability, and failover
Over 100 iPhones, iPads, Windows desktops, and other devices licensed in Systems Manager to push apps, enable location tracking, and enforce iOS restrictions
Custom HTML splash page presents Ts&Cs to guests, then routes to Clint Newell site
Sales team able to roam with tablets and quickly access customer and vehicle details
3 lots securely connected and able to share internal resources and WiFi
Location tracking keeps tabs on company devices and wipes them if they go missing
Remote troubleshooting tools via the dashboard saves time and technical personnel