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Cisco Meraki MX

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

I would recommend Cisco Meraki SD-WAN to my colleagues in the scenario of a big corporate with 2 or 3 IPS and small branches over the world where they can’t have specialist in case of a failure. The platform can be managed from a single point through the dashboard and make a simple or profound testing and troubleshooting without losing any connectivity. It is the best solution that will save you money and time
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Identification Technologies
Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Visualization Tools
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Content Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Meraki MX
7.3
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
VPN
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
High Availability
Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX
8.0
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
Proxy Server
Cisco Meraki MX
7.1
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Pros

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • The natting function works really well. Even if you are behind a router with NAT, it still translates the traffic.
  • Security is a big benefit as you can define that only certain elements go across the VPN (SD-WAN).
Reon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • Customized, esoteric configurations were very hard to get connected and configured.
  • We had hoped to configure all sites filtering in one place, but each site has to be configured separately. this is prohibitive with a large number of sites.
  • Network visibility does not work as well as I would like.
  • The MX appliances do not work well with voice VLAN when using the appliances as a small office router/switch.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

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Usability

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

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Support Rating

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Fast and efficient. The only issue currently is that the support is only overseas support and not in South Africa, which causes delays in resolution for some cases. Escalating issues is quite simple and the opening of new cases from the dashboard is easy. I have never had a support issue that could not be resolved.
Reon Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 7.0
Based on 3 answers
Good product and simple to use.
James Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

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Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • Ease of use.
  • Remote management.
  • Amazing technical support.
  • Remote firmware management.
  • Built-in alarm and monitoring.
  • Marketplace apps.
  • Amazing features like client VPN (AnyConnect) system manager.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.2
Based on 5 answers
The flag of Meraki is its scalability. This is an important feature that wins against the competitors. There is no better way to integrate new equipments, add new services and extend equipment’s licensing but the Meraki Dashboard. You can easily manage your inventory and move configuration without compromising the overall performance.
ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

  • So far, SD-WAN/ Internet has saved us thousands per month over MPLS over private circuits.
  • Simple sites are quick and easy to bring online.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

General

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

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MX
8.9
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Usability

Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Performance

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
9.7
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
8.1

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
7.0
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX
9.4
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
8.2

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