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Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    8.5

    Cisco Meraki MX

    85%

    SonicWall E10000 Series

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Meraki MX ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    8.6
    86%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    8.8
    88%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    8.6
    86%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    8.2
    82%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    8.1
    81%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    8.3
    83%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    7.9
    79%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    VPN

    8.7
    87%
    51 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    High Availability

    8.8
    88%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    8.7
    87%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    8.7
    87%
    29 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      9.0

      Cisco Meraki MX

      90%
      77 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      9.0

      Cisco Meraki MX

      90%
      3 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Usability

      8.4

      Cisco Meraki MX

      84%
      4 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Availability

      9.1

      Cisco Meraki MX

      91%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Performance

      9.1

      Cisco Meraki MX

      91%
      2 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Support Rating

      8.1

      Cisco Meraki MX

      81%
      21 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Implementation Rating

      7.0

      Cisco Meraki MX

      70%
      3 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Product Scalability

      8.8

      Cisco Meraki MX

      88%
      43 Ratings

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      N/A
      0 Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Cisco

      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.
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      Pros

      Cisco

      • 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.
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      Cons

      Cisco

      • 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
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      Pricing Details

      Cisco Meraki MX

      Starting Price

      $595 per appliance

      Editions & Modules

      Cisco Meraki MX editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      MX645951
      MX676952
      MX689953
      MX8419954
      MX10049955
      MX25099956
      MX450199957

      Footnotes

      1. per appliance
      2. per appliance
      3. per appliance
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      5. per appliance
      6. per appliance
      7. per appliance

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      SonicWall E10000 Series

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SonicWall E10000 Series editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        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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        Usability

        Cisco

        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
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        Support Rating

        Cisco

        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
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        SonicWall

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        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        Good product and simple to use.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

        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.
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        SonicWall

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        Scalability

        Cisco

        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.
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        SonicWall

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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • 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.
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        SonicWall

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