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Score 8.6 out of 100

Cisco Meraki MX

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco DNA Center

    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 DNA Center is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Cisco Meraki MX is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Cisco DNA Center

    86%
    56 Ratings
    9.0

    Cisco Meraki MX

    90%
    73 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Cisco Meraki MX

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.3

    Cisco DNA Center

    83%
    7 Ratings
    8.4

    Cisco Meraki MX

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cisco Meraki MX

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Cisco Meraki MX

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Cisco DNA Center

    88%
    41 Ratings
    8.4

    Cisco Meraki MX

    84%
    21 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Cisco Meraki MX

    70%
    3 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Cisco Meraki MX

    88%
    39 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco DNA Center

    When you have relaxed calendar for migrating to [Cisco] DNA Center, it perfectly do the automation job. As setting it up very time consuming, it requires flexibility on operations. In a tight calendar, [Cisco] DNA Center migration is a stressful process.While it is the perfect tool as a network automation product with various vendor support, you may also need to consider is it fully compatible with your current devices on your network. As we were setting up a new infrastructure, we purchased all equipment compatible with Cisco's solution.
    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 DNA Center

    • Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it!
    • The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy!
    • Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software.
    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 DNA Center

    • En el data Center, integrando los equipos que se encuentra en el corazon de la red y previniendo que esten actualizados // For Data Centers, integrating equipment that is the core of a network, and preventing them from being updated
    • En las diferentes areas del campus para poder monitorizar el funcionamiento de los dispositivos // Improving remote monitoring of devices
    • En la identificacion de problemas de seguridad de los dispositivos de red // Improving identification of network security issues
    Anonymous | 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 DNA Center

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco DNA Center 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 DNA Center

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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 DNA Center

    Cisco DNA Center 8.3
    Based on 7 answers
    Yes, it did make tasks simplified in many ways. We can check all the network requirements and even check statistics in a single place, which makes the overall process fast and efficient. Also, it helps in minimizing configuration errors; the processes which used to take days can be done in hours.
    Pranjal Mittal | 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 DNA Center

    Cisco DNA Center 8.8
    Based on 41 answers
    Overall support for Cisco DNA Software is fairly good. Whenever we have a question that needs an answer and we are unable to figure out, we reach out to the support team. They are able to figure out our needs and provide the proper support. They are always available via email or phone call.
    Anonymous | 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 DNA Center

    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 DNA Center

    Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
    Anonymous | 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 DNA Center

    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 DNA Center

    • Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear.
    • Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it.
    • Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities.
    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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