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Cisco Meraki MX

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

There are [not] many products out there that do all these functions at this price point made by such a trusted brand. You may be able to save a bit going with a lesser known brand but you get what you pay for. If someone asked I'd easily recommend this series or the line in general to take care of all your routing needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

The Cisco MX series firewalls provide a high-quality product for small and mid-sized businesses. Its ease of use and GUI also are helpful for organizations where you don't have a certified CCNA expert on-site. The cloud management of the devices also provides a significant means for managing all locations from one centralized location with an easy process for swapping put units if ever necessary.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Identification Technologies
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Visualization Tools
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Content Inspection
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Firewall Management Console
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
Reporting and Logging
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
7.3
VPN
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
High Availability
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Stateful Inspection
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.0
Proxy Server
Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
7.1

Pros

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

  • Quality of Service for managing Data priority
  • Mean Time between Failures - We have found Cisco hardware is reliable
  • Fast network performance and availability
Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

  • The appliances are very, very easy to use. You could set one up for basic use with minimal documentation.
  • Intuitive menus in the Meraki Dashboard make traversing your options and finding what you need very easy.
  • Good support options and a healthy knowledge base with well-written guides.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

  • Possibly higher port count on built in switch.
  • External WiFi antenna connection to allow bigger WiFi coverage.
  • More robust wall mount setup using screw slots, currently only 2.
Jurek Plona | 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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 9.1
Based on 2 answers
They have proven themselves to be flexible, reliable and are a leader and standard in the industry.
David East | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 8.7
Based on 3 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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 8.2
Based on 3 answers
I would rate these routers useability as 9/10 - I've designed and deployed Cisco solutions for the last 20 or so years, so, therefore, know what I am buying and try to get an understanding of the capabilities before deploying. The Cisco 1000 series Integrated Service Router is a rock-solid investment with great throughput "out of the box".
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 8.8
Based on 6 answers
With any Cisco product, you are very well supported by the Technical Assistance Centre (TAC). This is one of the major plus points when selecting Cisco networking products - working in IT for the last 20years you soon appreciate that it is impossible to know everything and that there are people within Cisco you can lean-on when you need assistance.
Simon Watkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 9.7
Based on 20 answers
I haven't ever had a bad experience with Meraki support. On the few occasions where I wasn't understanding the UI or needed some clarification about what a setting actually would do, I contacted them and they were very quickly able to provide help. Returns are simple and fast, too. We had to return a defective device one time and they shipped the replacement before we had even un-racked the one that was faulty. Unlike many other vendors, they didn't ask use to a do long list of scripted diagnostics, they just took my word for it that the device was broken and sent out a replacement immediately
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Train and practice!
Eric Parks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

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

Alternatives Considered

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

We are a mainly CISCO shop, so Junipers are out for the most part. We chose the ASR1001-x as it was an upgrade from the ASR1004 we were using previously. We required the ability to process a lot of traffic using 1G and 10G interfaces, with scalability and security features that match.
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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 9.4
Based on 20 answers
Actually my largest deployment is limited to 50 sites for a customer. I'm actually in a new one with the aim of deploy more than 1000 sites. I also can't give 10 because I don't know how it will work with many sites. But actually we already have more than 300 sites and the administration is still easy.
Julien Guffroy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

  • Once they are installed they just work. Even when a device enters EOL/EOS they keep chugging along.
  • Good lifetime - they don't retire models so often that you can't keep up.
  • Good extended support, this allows us to keep them in place as long as possible (or practical) and increases our ROI.
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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

General

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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) 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

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
8.3
Cisco Meraki MX
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
9.1
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7

Usability

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
8.2
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Performance

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Support Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
8.8
Cisco Meraki MX
9.7

Implementation Rating

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
9.1
Cisco Meraki MX
7.0

Scalability

Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.4

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