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Score 7.4 out of 100

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 favored 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

SonicWall Analytics

If you have Sonicwall firewalls, and want to store logs and generate custom reports, then this additional investment is worthy. If you only want to have storage for your logs, then I won't recommend this. You can opt for a Syslog tool or a SIEM platform for analyzing the same and storing logs.
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
SonicWall Analytics
Identification Technologies
Cisco Meraki MX
8.3
SonicWall Analytics
Visualization Tools
Cisco Meraki MX
8.5
SonicWall Analytics
Content Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
SonicWall Analytics
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
SonicWall Analytics
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
SonicWall Analytics
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Meraki MX
8.8
SonicWall Analytics
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Meraki MX
7.8
SonicWall Analytics
VPN
Cisco Meraki MX
9.3
SonicWall Analytics
High Availability
Cisco Meraki MX
9.3
SonicWall Analytics
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Meraki MX
8.6
SonicWall Analytics
Proxy Server
Cisco Meraki MX
7.7
SonicWall Analytics

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

SonicWall Analytics

  • Consolidated Logging
  • Reporting
  • Custom and predefined templates for reporting
  • Ease of integration with firewall and other tools
  • Similar GUI and web console like of Sonicwall UTM and firewalls
Darshil Sanghvi | 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

SonicWall Analytics

  • We get reports on the basis of features, like system reports, content/url filtering reports. There must be an option to get reports no the basis of complete user activity, or user timeline
  • They could have bundled or included management along with reporting
  • Pricing considering only collecting of logs and generating reports only from Sonicwall firewalls, I feel is high.
Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 8.9
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

SonicWall Analytics

No score
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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

SonicWall Analytics

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

SonicWall Analytics

No score
No answers yet
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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

SonicWall Analytics

No score
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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

SonicWall Analytics

Darshil Sanghvi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 8.9
Based on 27 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

SonicWall Analytics

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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

SonicWall Analytics

  • We are not able to keep SonicWall firewall logs for more than 3 months, which has given a positive rating to compliances
  • We are getting custom and scheduled reports of user web activities
  • Logs are now stored safely and securely
Darshil Sanghvi | 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

SonicWall Analytics

General

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

SonicWall Analytics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
SonicWall Analytics
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MX
8.9
SonicWall Analytics

Usability

Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
SonicWall Analytics

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
SonicWall Analytics

Performance

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
SonicWall Analytics

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
9.7
SonicWall Analytics

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
7.0
SonicWall Analytics

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX
8.9
SonicWall Analytics

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