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Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

These are great for SMBs and I would imagine scale well for enterprises, though I don't have expertise in that arena. I love how all their products "mesh" together nicely. They are easy to buy, easy and fast to setup, and easy to manage. They are exceptionally good for offices with multiple locations.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks Wildfire is well suited for pretty much anywhere that you need the latest and greatest network security. It is extremely good at protecting you from the latest malware threats that might pose a potential problem for your network/endpoints. We've been very please since we installed it and I would say cost of the Palo Altos is the only drawback. If money were no object I'd go with a Palo Alto with Wildfire every time. But unfortunately in some smaller branches it just doesn't make financial sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
9.8
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Identification Technologies
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Visualization Tools
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Content Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
9.5
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
9.5
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
VPN
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
9.5
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
High Availability
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
10.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Proxy Server
Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
9.0
Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Pros

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

  • Static and Dynamic WAN IP assignment is simple to use and set up
  • 4G Failover is crictical on our retail outlet and allows for maximum uptime
  • High Availibility for our Data Centers and key locations
  • Easy to manage and configure even from a smart phone or tablet in the field
  • One pane of glass for our entire WAN and Security
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Detecting malware
  • Zero-day threat prevention
  • Keeping you up to date with the latest threats
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Cons

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

  • Yearly subscription price was a little out of my comfort zone but upper management agreed it was a must have with our growing company
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Would be helpful if they supported more file types.
  • Would be helpful if they supported uploads of larger files.
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Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 6.5
Based on 2 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.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It works very well and takes care of protecting us from threats new and well-known. It's been a game changer in terms of threat detection & prevention.
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Usability

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 7.8
Based on 4 answers
It's easy to use and still has tons of features.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use and works well. For the most part it's set it and forget it, but there's also some flexibility for high security environments and those with extra privacy concerns.
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Support

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 6.0
Based on 1 answer
When we have had issues, their team were quick to assist.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

Palo Alto Networks WildFire 8.0
Based on 1 answer
For the most part they're pretty responsive and the problem gets resolved in a few hours. We've had a few issues with having to replace an unusually high number of power supplies in our Palo Alto devices, but those tickets are normally resolved pretty quickly and other than that we really haven't had many issues. There has been maybe one or two incidents where it took a couple days to get to the root cause, but none of them have been production impacting as we've deployed our Palos in redundant pairs and the failover worked well for us.
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Implementation

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Good product and simple to use.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

We compared Meraki, Fortigate, Sophos, Barracuda. We selected Meraki based on:- Pricing is simple. Two license types, appliance + subscription.- Pricing is competitive. For the appliance + subscription, you pay what you'd pay for a competitor appliance and get the centralized management for free.- Deployment is fast. - Z1 is the best small office "do it all" appliance we've PoC'd.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

We wanted a single device to handle numerous jobs, such as antivirus, antimalware, vulnerability detection, url filtering, etc. Palo Alto provides this, while TippingPoint IPS is a more dedicated product. Caveat: I used TippingPoint over 5 years ago, so things may have changed.
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Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

  • Simplified management of our network. Gave us all the info we could want and an easy way to change things.
  • Allows us to make needed changes quickly as they arise.
  • Automatic fail-over to backup circuits. And the ability to utilize both circuits at the same time.
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire

  • Protected us and our clients from Wanna-Cry!
  • Made for a more secure network.
  • Allows us to provide multiple clients with shared services while protecting us and all of our clients from the latest threats.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

General

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

Palo Alto Networks WildFire

General

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

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