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Score 6.6 out of 101

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

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Score 9.3 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Great at web-based attack protection.
  • Easy to add sites within a few minutes once familiar with the interface and process.
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

The Cisco Meraki MX line is best suited for small to mid sized business units that need to inter connect offices. The Meraki VPN solution is extra easy to setup and manage multiple endpoints from a single dashboard. The Meraki firewall rules are extremely intuitive and easy to configure as well
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Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Identification Technologies
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Visualization Tools
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Content Inspection
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Policy-based Controls
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
VPN
Alert Logic Web Security Manager
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0

Pros

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Web-based attack protection
  • Site monitoring
  • Notification and alerting from the vendor
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

  • The dashboard brings all management features with you wherever you are. All you need is an Internet connection and a browser and you can manage the solution. The dashboard tracks your uplink connectivity to the dashboard and double checks with you all changes impacting the connectivity, making it much safer to enact changes remotely. Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and site-to-site VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.
  • Site-to-Site VPNs are the easier to setup than any other vendor’s solution. You simple pick two or more devices to tunnel together and then select what network subsets should be allowed to cross the tunnel and you are done. The solution handles all the details. Site-to-site VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs.
  • For MSPs the dashboard is even more convenient as all your clients are on the same MSP account. Switching between managing different clients Meraki equipment is a few clicks once you login to the dashboard. Two-factor authentication is available for enhanced dashboard security.
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Cons

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Initial professional services engagement for setup/implementation
  • Vendor change management without notification
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

  • Some advanced enterprise features are missing, but for SMBs this solution is a dream to deploy and manage. Complex environments should look elsewhere, but I personally have not ran across anything that Meraki has not been able to handle so far. On the dashboard is a “Make a Wish” button to request new features. In three years, I have made three wishes and they were all were granted.
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Likelihood to Renew

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 6.5
Based on 2 answers
As we have it in place now, we will continue to keep it at our remote sites. Future expansion is something we are reviewing, and may well start with some of the larger switches as they seem to offer good performance and management at a reasonable price. Wireless is also something we're investing in and their devices are great for that.
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Usability

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 7.8
Based on 4 answers
The Cisco Meraki MX series is very easy to use. Setting up user VPN access, site to site VPN to tie multiple locations together and managing all your devices. You can even download the latest firmware and install without ever leaving the dashboard. Meraki is the very definition of easy to use
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Support

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 6.0
Based on 1 answer
When we have had issues, their team were quick to assist.
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Implementation

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

No score
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Good product and simple to use.
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Alternatives Considered

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Like I've mentioned before, the MX was much easier to setup, and we were willing to sacrifice advanced features offered by the ASAs to favor the quicker diagnostics the dashboard has to offer.
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Return on Investment

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

  • Filled a critical business need to protect home grown websites.
  • Integrated well with SIEM.
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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

  • Running a smaller department, the Cisco Meraki MX Firewall has eased configuration for users who may not have advanced networking experience.
  • The MX firewall with the Advanced Security feature has cut way back on our calls about viruses and malware.
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Pricing Details

Alert Logic Web Security Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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