Meraki MS120-48LP cloud-managed switch with Enterprise License, L2 switch

Cisco Meraki MS120-48LP L2 Cloud-Managed Switch with Enterprise License, L2 switch


SKU: MS120-48LP~PVAR Categories: , Brand: Cisco Meraki


The Meraki MS120-48LP switch exists to address gaps in coverage for small to medium operations. The MS series of switches feature the excellent Meraki usability you’ve come to expect. And, they come in a variety of port numbers and price points to suit all budgets.

So, the MS120s are mid-range, medium power switches. They are multipurpose devices that might find a home in a variety of use cases.

The MS120 series starts with the MS120-8, from $445 with Enterprise license. These are fully self-contained desktop units. They pack a lot of power into a small fanless unit. They are perfect for startups, small branch offices, or remote locations. These are now some of the smallest and least expensive Meraki switches. Next is the MS120-24 from $1059, to the MS120-48 from $ $1,759 with the 1-year Enterprise license.

Meraki MS120-48LP switch usability

The clean, simple interface is still quite powerful. The MS120 also has a full toolset for diagnosing network problems remotely. For example, it can fully capture live packets streaming through the switch for analysis. And, it can push out new rules and configurations automatically or on a schedule. Plus, because the MS120 is cloud-managed, it’s always ready to receive the latest firmware updates.

The MS120 is no more difficult to set up than a simple hub. Multiple units can be managed from one location or by remote administrators.

Plus, if you have multiple Meraki switches in a network, they can easily be managed all at once. Or, you can configure in groups that need to behave differently.

MS120 features

There are really only small differences between the MS120 and MS210 series.The major differences are that the Meraki MS210 series have integrated power supplies and or support for secondary redundant power. They have physical stacking capability as well.

However, they’re all Gigabit-speed Layer 2 switches, with Gigabit uplinks. And, you have your choice of anything from 8 to 48 ports. Varying levels of PoE/PoE+ power are available as well. Additionally, all models supporting virtual stacking.

The Meraki MS120-48LP switch boasts switching capacity of 20 Gbps, and a forwarding rate of 14.88 mpps. The larger models, like the 48-port models, offer of PoE+ power, with options for a 720W power budget. Given their competitive pricing, that makes them a great choice for midsized offices.

Remember, Meraki switches utilize the same interface as all Meraki devices. With this price-to-performance ratio and ease of set-up, they are a great place to start looking. If you would like to know more about the Meraki MS series or any other Meraki product, please email us or call Corporate Armor at 877-449-0458. 

Meraki MS series highlights

  • Integrated multi-factor authentication
  • Zero-touch remote provisioning
  • 20 Gbps switching capacity
  • Completely cloud-integrated with all Meraki products
  • Extremely granular role-based access control



Meraki MS series switches



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Additional information

Weight 1.4 lbs
Dimensions 610 × 492 × 127 in

No License, Enterprise


Hardware Only, 1 Year, 3 Years, 5 Years, 7 Years, 10 Years

Product Description Cisco Meraki Cloud Managed MS120-48LP - switch - 48 ports - managed - rack-mountable
Device Type Switch - 48 ports - managed
Enclosure Type Desktop, rack-mountable 1U
Subtype Gigabit Ethernet
Ports 48 x 10/100/1000 (PoE) + 4 x Gigabit SFP
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) PoE
PoE Budget 370 W
Performance Switching capacity: 104 Gbps u00a6 Forwarding rate: 77.38 Mpps
Capacity VLANs supported: 4094 u00a6 MAC forwarding entries: 32000
Jumbo Frame Support 9578 bytes
Remote Management Protocol SNMP
Features Flow control, auto-negotiation, VLAN support, auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X), IGMP snooping, Syslog support, port mirroring, E-mail alert, Broadcast Storm Control, firmware upgradable, Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) support, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP) support, DHCP snooping, Access Control List (ACL) support, Quality of Service (QoS), SMS alert, STP Root Guard, DHCP client, crossover detection, Single Sign-On (SSO) support, Role-Based Access Control (RBAC), Cisco Discovery Protocol, STP BPDU Guard, Zero-touch provisioning (ZTP), DSCP to CoS Mutation
Compliant Standards CSA, IC, FCC, RoHS, RCM
Power AC 120/230 V (47 - 63 Hz)
Manufacturer Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Authentication Method RADIUS
Interfaces 48 x 1000Base-T RJ-45 PoE u00a6 4 x 1000Base-T SFP
Power Device Internal power supply
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (47 - 63 Hz)
Rack Mounting Kit Included
MTBF 438,920 hours
Service & Support Limited warranty - advance parts replacement - lifetime - response time: next business day
Min Operating Temperature 32 u00b0F
Max Operating Temperature 104 u00b0F
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)