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Cisco Meraki MX

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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MX

I've yet to use Cisco Meraki MX in a scenario where it is less than appropriate - hospitals, small businesses, multinationals, and startups. Cisco Meraki MX just works well - one of my [favorite] features is the ability to pre-configure devices as they are being shipped, so I don't have to travel to get the equipment installed. Claiming them when they leave the depot and setting up all aspects of the device makes the installation process very simple - tell the recipient to power it up and connect cables in a specific way, and the rest is taken care of.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Any organization with a robust IT support network and with 100+ users, all the way up to international conglomerates with millions of workers. The only situation I can see where it might be harder is if you have a very small business with limited technical know-how. Otherwise, it's honestly the no-brainer choice.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Identification Technologies
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Visualization Tools
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Content Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Meraki MX
7.8
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
VPN
Cisco Meraki MX
9.3
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
High Availability
Cisco Meraki MX
9.3
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
Proxy Server
Cisco Meraki MX
7.7
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler 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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Excellent integration with the Citrix Cloud Connector makes it a breeze to use.
  • Access control is locked down with biometric security and easy password creation.
  • License usage is always 100% secure.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Sometimes the interface is a bit slow to load. That's honestly about it!
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

No score
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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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

No score
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Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki MX

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki MX

We have deployed several firewalls over the years and found Cisco Meraki MX to be a great contender. Datto has high recurring monthly fees for devices with limited configuration options. Ubiquiti works great for our entry-level clients that need a starting point but have a limited budget. Cisco Meraki MX eliminates the monthly recurring cost while providing a vast set of configuration options for the device.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

After a lengthy vendor selection process we determined that CloudBridge was the best solution—although as always with demos it was difficult to tell if we'd really made the right decision. Since selecting CloudBridge—hough I have had lots of input from colleagues who use other systems—I feel very happy with our choice. The feature set alone is just far superior.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 8.8
Based on 30 answers
The scalability of the Meraki stack has provided for a seamless transition across our organization, from integrating not only switches but also wireless access points. Because of the Meraki cloud management, we have been able to ship MX64s off to temporary offices and had them pre-programmed. This has made it easy for us to set up remote operations without the need to have technicians on-site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

  • Tremendous savings from high uptime percent.
  • Keeping our remote users engaged and stable at work means we can hire anywhere on earth.
  • Access control keeps our IT team from constantly being tied up with password resets.
Clinton Verley | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

General

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

Starting Price

Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MX
9.0
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Usability

Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Performance

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
9.7
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
7.0
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX
8.8
Citrix SD-WAN (formerly Netscaler SD-WAN)

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