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Cisco Meraki MX

Overview

What is Cisco Meraki MX?

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls is a combined UTM and Software-Defined WAN solution. Meraki is managed via the cloud, and provides core firewall services, including site-to-site VPN, plus network monitoring.

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Cisco Meraki MX

8 out of 10
February 13, 2024
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Cisco Meraki MX allows us to deploy a single solution to our office networks across our locations with easy central management for both …
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Cisco Meraki MX

7 out of 10
February 09, 2024
Incentivized
As a perimeter firewall and sd-wan solution. Customers need a simple configuration product and a single telemetry dashboard.
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Awards

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Popular Features

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  • Visualization Tools (83)
    8.4
    84%
  • Identification Technologies (82)
    8.0
    80%
  • Firewall Management Console (84)
    7.7
    77%
  • Reporting and Logging (86)
    7.2
    72%

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Video Reviews

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Pricing

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MX64

$595

On Premise
per appliance

MX67

$695

On Premise
per appliance

MX68

$995

On Premise
per appliance

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

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Features

Firewall

A firewall is a filter that stands between a computer or computer network and the Internet. Each firewall can be programmed to keep specific traffic in or out

7.7
Avg 8.5
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Product Details

What is Cisco Meraki MX?

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls is a Unified Threat Management (UTM) and Software-Defined WAN solution. As a UTM product, Meraki MX provides content filtering, app-specific traffic control, intrusion prevention, malware protection, and site-to-site VPN that is deployable on hardware or virtually. It also enables firewall management remotely for 24x7 monitoring and accessibility.

Cisco Meraki MX Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls is a combined UTM and Software-Defined WAN solution. Meraki is managed via the cloud, and provides core firewall services, including site-to-site VPN, plus network monitoring.

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi, Fortinet FortiGate, and SonicWall TZ are common alternatives for Cisco Meraki MX.

Reviewers rate Visualization Tools and High Availability highest, with a score of 8.4.

The most common users of Cisco Meraki MX are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • AutoVPN - Easy deployable VPN solution for secure site to site communications
  • Intuitive GUI
  • Cloud management, with zero touch deployment
  • Good integration with other Meraki products
  • Good integration with Cisco Umbrella SSE
  • OSPF is limited to send routes
  • BGP has very limited configuration, just IP and ASN. No option for BPG communities, route-maps, filtering
  • Source NAT over AutoVPN is not enabled. Need to raise ticket with support
  • IPS is very basic
  • Overall do not expect full blown NGFW, but it is easy to implement, understand and will be sufficient for medium business
February 13, 2024

Cisco Meraki MX

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Ease of configuration
  • Simple maintenance
  • Would like to have the ability to stage and schedule changes
  • Native Azure identity integration
  • Better UI for firewall rules
February 09, 2024

Cisco Meraki MX

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • AutoVPN
  • Configuration simplicity
  • Info on dashboard
  • Cisco Meraki MX doesn't support lacp aggregate on lan ports
  • Not able to add wan links as you want. You strictly depend on up to 2 physical wan ports
  • Not able to configure non-Meraki VPN since you don't have a hub
Paul Hoy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Threat detection and monitoring. Great visual information about detections.
  • Easy to configure and maintain.
  • Reliable. It just works.
  • Integration - single portal - with their other products.
  • Map and floor plan area is clunky.
  • The way you need to segment devices by network causes you to need to go to different dropdowns to see everything at a single site. They have improved this and now allow you to add firewall, switches and wireless to create a single site, but still a bit clunky.
February 05, 2024

I love Cisco Meraki MX

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • AutoVPN
  • Integration with Umbrella and other cisco products
  • Cisco secure client VPN
  • Simplicity and easy to use
  • More complexed NATs , PATS, source NATs, VPN NATs, etc…
  • Some snort rules doesn’t applies sometimes
  • Split dns tunneling
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • Management interface is easy to work with.
  • Security is a primary consideration and is easy to manage.
  • Compliance settings are easy to maintain
  • Timely firmware updates.
  • My only real suggestion is increased bandwidth on the lower end units as ISP performance, along with business needs, have significantly grown over the past decade.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Site to Site VPN Tunnel
  • Firewall Rules
  • DHCP
  • NAT Routing
  • Blocking web traffic
  • Client VPN Connections
  • Port Forwarding
  • The content filtering was changed from being able to set partial lists that the Appliance uses for blocking when using categories to using full lists provided by a 3rd party. It is not a huge deal. We had to change some things, but when Cisco Meraki MX changed to a full list of categories, one of our locations had really slow browsing speeds.
  • You are able to add URLs to block in content filtering, and we are constantly having to add them to all our sites individually, which can take some time. I wish there was a way to add a URL to all sites in a batch. I have read you might be able to do through Meraki API connections, but I haven't looked too far into it.
  • Sometimes, not all things are in the logs for the appliance, and I have to reach out to Cisco Meraki MX. I have implemented a syslog server and that did help a little.
January 15, 2024

Gateway Security Nirvana

Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Provides for a comprehensive, graphical view of LAN and WAN status, including bandwidth consumption over time.
  • The security center allows you to view affected clients and the threats that were levied against them. You can configure the system to email reports. I have one waiting for me in my inbox every morning, so I can review the activity of the previous day. For real-time views, I can simply access the dashboard.
  • The content filtering is easy to configure and works extremely well. Traffic shaping allows you prioritize traffic on the network, such as VOIP and video conferencing, while limiting others, such as social media and music streaming services. You can also assign flow preferences by VLAN; for example, I channel VOIP traffic through a separate WAN interface from all other traffic.
  • The device makes it easy to configure VLANs, by which you assign uplinks and bandwidth limitations and also provide addressing via DHCP.
  • I have appreciated the lengths to which Cisco has gone to document the Meraki product line. And when that hasn't sufficed, the Meraki tech support has been incredible. They will log in to your network and help you get things properly configured if there is an issue or you want to make changes.
  • I purchased the Meraki Insight product, which allows for an extra layer of monitoring of what is happening on your network and monitors connectivity to other networks. It also allows you to set alerts for when your network, your ISP's network, or the remote connection is having an issue. This is extremely helpful, but I feel this should be included in the base product considering the price of the support package.
  • It is designed to work with other Meraki products. If you install this product but your switches, APs, cameras, etc, are from another vendor, you will be missing out on the integrations and insights that come from managing your network from a single, cloud-based dashboard.
Kevin Almond | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • SDWAN / Auto-VPN
  • Rapid deployment to new location
  • Zero touch provisioning
  • Simple configuration
  • Full visibility of traffic ingress and egress through the MX
  • Traffic analytics
  • Utilise Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client
  • AnyConnect implementation needs to offer more bespoke configuration
  • Content Filtering reporting is not very good
  • Migration to new Dashboard has left a very mixed experience across pages
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