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34 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Cisco Meraki MX

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Cisco Meraki MX

    84%
    Cisco Meraki MX ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    47 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    46 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    46 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    46 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    39 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    49 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    47 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    44 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    42 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    26 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Cisco Meraki MX is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    78%
    16 Ratings
    9.0

    Cisco Meraki MX

    90%
    73 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    91%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Cisco Meraki MX

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    82%
    3 Ratings
    8.4

    Cisco Meraki MX

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cisco Meraki MX

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cisco Meraki MX

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    87%
    8 Ratings
    8.4

    Cisco Meraki MX

    84%
    21 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    91%
    2 Ratings
    7.0

    Cisco Meraki MX

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Cisco Meraki MX

    88%
    39 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    This is effective for businesses who need a network solution that works more or less out of the box, without having to coordinate multiple additional devices in the configuration process. Correspondingly, users with needs for more advanced functionality or configurability, or modification may benefit from a different model or different product line.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Meraki MX

    We run 30+ sites, we can easily identify when a site loses connectivity, and check the event log to see what the issue is. We have fail-over connections at all our sites and can proactively manage each of them under the portal. We had a connectivity issue in a rural area recently and were able to diagnose the fault instantly, disable the suspect device from connectivity and reboot the firewall and OT was back up and running within 5 mins.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco 1000 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 1000)

    • Seem to be well made and quality hardware and software
    • Setup is simple and has a great wizard for initial config
    • Well priced for a product in its category
    Anonymous | 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

    • As soon as network equipment is seen by the MX, it labels it, making it confusing as to if a device is rogue
    • The reporting in the Client window is not real-time, [it's] not really accurate until some time has passed
    • Individual client bandwidth usage seems to be inaccurate in the clients window
    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

    Starting Price

    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

    Starting Price

    $595 per appliance

    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

    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 9.0
    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) 8.7
    Based on 8 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 8.4
    Based on 21 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 2 answers
    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 have used DLink and Fortinet Routers. I find Cisco superior in management, reliability and overall network performance over the two. I will say Fortinet has not experienced any failures and does provide very similar functionality, I simply find Cisco to be my preferred Router hardware. I further base this on support. When things go wrong and they often can in networking, they Support team is excellent in helping identify and resolve the issue quickly
    Dave King | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco Meraki MX

    We continued using Cisco Meraki MX after taking over the client since they are familiar with it and enjoy the reporting it provides. We use pfSense for most new deployments as the controls it gives us are slightly better than the Cisco Meraki MX controls. That isn't to say Cisco Meraki MX is bad; it just isn't suitable for many of our clients that are multi-tenant, which is one of the weaker offerings from Meraki. For our clients that were already using Cisco Meraki MX when we adopted them, there was no reason to change, it does the job, and it does it well.
    Joseph Brower | 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 8.8
    Based on 39 answers
    I've used MX devices in one location organizations, multi-building campuses, and multi-national organizations. All implementations can be easily managed with Meraki equipment thanks to the dashboard and cloud-based management features. Being able to seamlessly connect any site with any other via SD-WAN makes a large-scale deployment a straightforward project. [...] With the use of [...] virtual products, secure connectivity with cloud providers is like adding any other site.
    Anonymous | 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

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