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Score 8.4 out of 100

Cisco Meraki MX

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

If you just need to do simple communication to Azure such as smb and rdp sessions then the Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series is overkill. If you need to setup multiple mesh vpn connections to existing ISRs and have complicated routing with multiple protocols then Cisco Cloud Services Router makes that setup much easier and less work to maintain and troubleshoot.
Ryan Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

Our Cisco Meraki MX has worked flawlessly since being deployed in our branch offices. We were previously using another vendor in the space and ran into several connection issues and highly monthly costs. The Cisco Meraki MX is well suited for branch offices but should not be considered for large offices with other 100 users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.2
Identification Technologies
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.1
Visualization Tools
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.2
Content Inspection
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
7.1
VPN
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.0
High Availability
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.0
Proxy Server
Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
7.1

Pros

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • Extends our network to a private cloud
  • Gives us more security
  • Provides more efficient connectivity
Jon Hersh | 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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • Would be nice if the license expiration simply limited throughput rather than removing features.
  • Better compatibility with VMWare player would be nice. Specifically, making sure you open the serial console almost immediately after turning on the VM.
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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

They are great! Even with the price point it is totally worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki MX

When comparing the Cisco Meraki line to other products it became nearly an incomparable argument. While Fortinet and SonicWall were very comparable to the Meraki MX series, there were just too many tangible and intangible factors that led to us choosing Meraki. The biggest deciding factor was the cloud management of Cisco products that was that much more reliable compared to the other products. A negative against Meraki though is its yearly licensing costs which are significantly higher than its counterparts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 9.0
Based on 23 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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

  • We were able to quickly and efficiently setup connections to Azure.
  • We outsource our network team so having a single platform makes our support costs less.
  • We had no need to redesign our existing on-prem network to allow mesh connection to Azure.
Ryan Lee | 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 Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)

General

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

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V) 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
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
8.7
Cisco Meraki MX
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7

Usability

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Performance

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.7

Implementation Rating

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
7.0

Scalability

Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V Series (CSR 1000V)
Cisco Meraki MX
9.0

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