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Cisco Meraki MX

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

When we are asked by local partners which security equipment we use we always recommend our Cisco security products. The Firepower firewall is no exception and we can easily recommend this to others who need a fast, secure, and well built system that integrates well with all your existing hardware and software.
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 Firepower 4100 Series
7.5
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Identification Technologies
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
8.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Visualization Tools
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Content Inspection
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
5.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
9.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
2.0
Cisco Meraki MX
7.3
VPN
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
High Availability
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.0
Proxy Server
Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
7.0
Cisco Meraki MX
7.1

Pros

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Lots of expansion modules available for add-ons.
  • SFP ports are fast and plentiful.
  • Well designed hardware blends in with our other modern Cisco equipment.
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 Firepower 4100 Series

  • Initial install and configuration can be complex.
  • May need to learn the new interface if coming from ASA.
  • Buggy web interface can at time cause issues.
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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 Firepower 4100 Series

No answers on this topic

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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 Firepower 4100 Series

  • Positive impact would be our increased security network wide.
  • Another positive would be the increased processing power, saving us time and [from] needing more equipment.
  • A negative impact would be the increased need for having to learn a new interface.
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 Firepower 4100 Series

General

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

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 410050,000-250,0001
  1. per appliance
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 Firepower 4100 Series
10.0
Cisco Meraki MX
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7

Usability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Performance

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
9.7

Implementation Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
7.0

Scalability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series
Cisco Meraki MX
9.4

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