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Score 9.2 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.8

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    98%
    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    91%
    14 Ratings
    10.0

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    100%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    81%
    4 Ratings

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.7

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    97%
    12 Ratings

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN can be adapted to any type of scenario. Everything depends on the needs of the business and the complexity in terms of routing and treatment of links, but nevertheless, where it is best adapted is for the retail and hospitality sector. Where I would not recommend it is for service provider scenarios or where it is required to have [...] more granular control of the quality of the service.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    WatchGuard XTM comes in different models, so you can choose the model best suited for your company size. I think it works well in small as well as very large networks. I have not used this feature, but you can create a "FireCluster" to connect member devices of the same model if you need to put multiple WatchGuard XTMs in your environment. Coming from command line, it took a little adjusting to learn which screen to use to set up the different rules. Once you understand how to set up policies, it is simple to create more. New firewall administrators would appreciate the ease of creating policies, and expert administrators should find everything they need plus extra features.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    • Ease of configuration
    • Cisco Meraki SD-WAN over VPN/auto VPN as opposed to using a dual connection over the public internet
    • Application shaping within Cisco Meraki SD-WAN
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    • Proxy filter.
    • Link redundancy.
    • Security.
    Byron Varela Mora | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    • Support can be hard to work with. While they are typically knowledgeable, there can be a language barrier. Also, most troubleshooting seems intrusive which is a problem in a production environment.
    • The throughput of the cheaper models leaves something to be desired.
    • Have had some issues running VOIP behind these, but have not been able to narrow down the issues to the phone provider or WatchGuard yet.
    Hyler C Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    General

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

    Starting Price

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 8.1
    Based on 4 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

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN is a way better option due to the fact that there is only one point of management and the way how you can integrate the entire network. A very important focus point is the security of the network from the beginning to the end. The visibility of the traffic and the way you can trace any failure and report it
    ILEANA COLMENTER | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    Again, WatchGuard is priced much lower than other vendors in its space. It may not have some of the bigger features such as Layer 7 awareness. It's more simple to manage and provides IT staff the time to work on other tasks versus time spent to create complex rule sets.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN 9.7
    Based on 12 answers
    Because [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN has fulfilled the required functionality with the easy deployment of the configuration of new sites and growth, in addition to one of the integrations that Meraki has in general as a platform and the centralized management of everything through a single Dashboard. [...] The best thing is that [Cisco] Meraki SD-WAN is included from the enterprise licensing of the MX.
    Ruben Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

    • All positive impacts. Easy to deploy, easy to manage. Z3 defects are rare.
    • ROI in 18 months.
    • All our hubs use Z3 embedded Wi-Fi.
    Patrice Tanguay | TrustRadius Reviewer

    WatchGuard XTM - Discontinued Product

    • Easy to set up and connect firewalls
    • Easy to set up branch tunnels
    • Less time spent training
    Ethan Lautenschlager | TrustRadius Reviewer

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