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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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Using VeloCloud is best suited when you have multiple internet connections of a similar caliber. The reason for this is because VeloCloud's main purpose is to provide the best connection when using multiple internet circuits. If you don't, it's a waste of money. I also like it because our ISP supports VeloCloud, and they have a department to help us make changes.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

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

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • It's a plug and play SD-WAN.
  • Easy to manage.
pablo baylac | 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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • They need to be a little clearer when it comes to licensing. And from the orchestrator, I should be able to see what licenses I currently have associated with every device and their expiration dates.
  • I feel even though a VM firewall can be added to a specific appliance, a full UTM firewall built within the solution would be great.
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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

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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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

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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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud 7.7
Based on 5 answers
There are still some glitches that need to be worked out. As an example, I rebooted a device at one of our branch locations and it just died. That should never have happened, and I've only seen this happen when a company needs to improve hardware on some of their lower-end models.
Kenny McGarrity | 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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

No score
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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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Price/quality ratio.
pablo baylac | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX 9.4
Based on 19 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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

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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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

  • Eliminate the cost of an MPLS circuit.
  • Ease of deployment: the amount of time saved when adding additional sites to the solution, especially when you have a profile already built and when you add a new VC you just associate that profile with that appliance. Again, in a matter of minutes, you can have a new site up and running.
  • Since there is not true firewall built-in, you would have to either purchase a third-party firewall or the virtual firewall that is supported by Velocloud.
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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

General

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

VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MX
8.9
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MX
8.7
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Usability

Cisco Meraki MX
8.4
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Performance

Cisco Meraki MX
9.1
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
9.7
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud
7.7

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki MX
7.0
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MX
9.4
VMware SD-WAN, by VeloCloud

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