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15 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100

Cisco Meraki MX

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki MX ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.1

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

71%
8.4

Cisco Meraki MX

84%
Cisco Meraki MX ranks higher in 9/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
47 Ratings

Visualization Tools

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
46 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
46 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
39 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
48 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
49 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
8.7
87%
47 Ratings

High Availability

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
44 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
42 Ratings

Proxy Server

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
26 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki MX is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

86%
2 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Meraki MX

90%
73 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Meraki MX

90%
3 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Cisco Meraki MX

84%
4 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Meraki MX

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Meraki MX

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4

Cisco Meraki MX

84%
21 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Cisco Meraki MX

70%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Cisco Meraki MX

88%
39 Ratings

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

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 Firepower 4100 Series

  • Application Control.
  • URL Filtering.
  • Intrusion Prevention.
Kelvin Goh | 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

  • 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 Firepower 4100 Series

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

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

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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 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 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 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

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series deployment is straightforward and easy to implement. It is also can support high availability and able to achieve redundancy. Besides, firmware upgrade is quite simple and the process does not take much effort as the upgrade will be automatically done by itself. Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is also very cost effective compared with other similar ranges of firewalls.
Kelvin Goh | 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 Firepower 4100 Series

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 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

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