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Cisco Meraki MX

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Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances

Well suited for small to medium business with less than 1000 users. Good edge device, NAT is easy to work with. The anti-malware, anti-spyware are worthwhile paid add-ons. Anti-spoofing is built in, and required to be put in. The split of management between Gaia and secure platform applications is painful, but nothing that can't be gotten around.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

Clearly, MX is defined to be used in little enterprise of bigger for sample configuration. I mean security access for one site and or in case of large network where you have only internet connectivity, because the setup of sdwan is really easy from MX to MX. Really easy to setup IPsec or ssl vpn. Where it becomes inappropriate is when you have to interconnect with 3rd party device where you have specific configurations. MX have to live in MX world for a better utilization.
Julien Guffroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Identification Technologies
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Visualization Tools
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Content Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Active Directory and LDAP
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Firewall Management Console
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.8
Reporting and Logging
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
7.5
VPN
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
9.0
High Availability
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.0
Proxy Server
Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
7.1

Pros

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • Management access is difficult to get to and requires a specific client, plus sourcing from a permitted IP address.
  • Anti-malware, anti-spyware, and anti-bot engines do a great job at protecting from malicious content.
  • Anti-spoofing makes certain exploits like the LAND attack vector as null and void.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

  • Meraki MXs are simply great at being easy to setup, deploy and maintain without advanced skills. They are so simple to use that one can just plug them in, give them a few IP addresses and ranges and they work.
  • Meraki MX appliances are compact and fit in a single rack unit (1U) space, and they consume less electricity and generate less heat than similarly-sized (as far as capacity goes) devices.
  • Meraki MXs have a cloud control panel (like other Meraki devices do) that is very easy to understand. If you don't understand it, their support and customer success account managers are right there to help.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • Steep learning curve for admins
  • No packet tracer application like the ASA to test flows prior to putting in new rules, etc.
  • Policy packages are all or nothing. I cannot uninstall or turn off a piece of the overall policy, it's all or nothing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

  • Possible granular access to switchport settings when using VLAN's.
  • Wireless models could and should have advanced wireless functionality which is inherent in the Meraki AP devices.
  • More functionality and customization on the local access pages when device has not connected to the cloud yet.
Brent Marceaux | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 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.
James Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 8.4
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
Wesley Bond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 9.7
Based on 20 answers
The constant use of the solution, the positive comments from customers, the economic results of the solution, quick response to incidents, quick access to technical support in case of failures, and having control of the network from a user-friendly interface make this solution easy to sell and to make the decision to make it part of the organization's infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Good product and simple to use.
James Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Check Point 4000 Appliances

WatchGuard was a little more like a Sonicwall, and we felt the Soho-type interface wasn't what we wanted out of a security product. The anti-malware and spyware products were not nearly as good or pronounced as the checkpoint products. Secondly, we have to have the checkpoint for access to our parent company's networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

The key to Cisco Meraki being the superior product is its ease of use and cloud managed portal. Although other products do offer more knobs, the simplistic design of the Meraki portal makes it easy for any user to integrate it into their new or existing networks. It really is a great product!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Check Point 4000 Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 8.7
Based on 14 answers
Ease of use could be a synonym for Cisco Meraki MX. Even without an IT background, you can operate and manage Meraki's platform as well as an IT expert. Despite this, Cisco Meraki MX has enterprise-grade capabilities and a really strong security approach. You really can rely on Cisco Meraki to support all your networking needs: routing, switching, wireless, security, load balancing, and also IP CCTV.
Victor Rivera | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Check Point 4000 Appliances

  • We have not seen a zero-day exploit since implementing the anti-spyware, anti-malware, and URL filtering functionality
  • We have not seen a successful intrusion into our systems since the implementation of our checkpoint 4000
  • We have had this firewall for 5+ years, and it still has much life left in it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

  • Previously I managed Cisco ASA equipment and enjoyed these firewalls. The need to train other admins and deployment at MSP clients were at the top of my list for switching to Meraki MX. The learning curve is much less steep for new security admins and the central dashboard allows coolabritive efforts when admins are in different locations. Built-in change management makes it easy to see who made specific changes as changes are logged on the dashboard.
  • Other content filtering solutions that I have used had more bells and whistles, but given the cost, complexity, and management overhead, I am very pleased with Meraki’s solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Check Point 4000 Appliances

General

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

Check Point 4000 Appliances Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki MX

General

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

Cisco Meraki MX Editions & Modules

Edition
MX64$5951
MX67$6951
MX68$9951
MX84$1,9951
MX100$4,9951
MX250$9,9951
MX450$19,9951
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Check Point 4000 Appliances
9.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
6.5

Usability

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Performance

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Support Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
9.7

Implementation Rating

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
7.0

Scalability

Check Point 4000 Appliances
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7

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