Leading tax company deploys Cisco Meraki APs, switches & security appliances
Separate networks for employees and guests ensures data is kept secure
Cloud dashboard makes managing remote office location easy for lean IT team
Taxware, LLC is the leading provider of tax determination software, with more than 34 years of experience in the transaction tax compliance business. They have over 300 employees and two locations, in Massachusetts and Maine. Cisco Meraki offers Taxware the ability to see their entire edge network through a single pane of glass without compromising functionality and security.
Original Networking Challenges
Sought a cloud networking solution to manage the remote branch in Maine
Required a solution with secured data centers and a high SLA
Small IT team needed to focus on projects other than network management
Why Cisco Meraki
SSAE16 audited data centers, 99.99% reliability SLA, PCI compliance, and daily penetration tests ensure network reliability and security
Simple to deploy and easy to manage solution allows IT team to focus on other projects
Devices are configured via the dashboard, allowing Taxware to quickly plug in devices and have the network up and running in minutes
Easy to set up features such as authentication rules, guest networks, WAN optimization, auto site-to-site VPN, port scheduling, etc.
The biggest draw for Cisco Meraki was the integration and ease of use in the dashboard. All platforms are integrated and there’s just one single point of entry.
Director of IT at Taxware
MR access points, MS switches, and MX security appliances at Massachusetts headquarters and Maine development office
Same network in both offices, allowing team to share data more securely
Able to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot remotely without going to Maine office
Secure corporate network with splash page where employees log on using 802.11x RADIUS credentials
Open guest network with click-through splash page including terms and conditions for guests and employees for BYOD
Traffic shaping enforces per device bandwidth; Layer 3 firewall rules deny access to the LAN on the guest network
Security appliances block adult content from the guest network and provide VPN connectivity between offices in just two clicks