Cisco Meraki MX

Cisco Meraki MX

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Cisco Meraki MX

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Recent Reviews

Mark's Cisco Meraki MX review

9 out of 10
April 14, 2022
We use Cisco Meraki MX for SDWan. We need to simplify and streamline our WAN connections by moving from expensive MPLS circuits to SDWAN.
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Meraki - Simple SD-Wan

8 out of 10
December 06, 2021
Our company has 100+ branch locations. We use Cisco Meraki as our SD-WAN to connect the branch locations to our data center or our warm …
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This stuff just works.

9 out of 10
September 14, 2021
Cisco Meraki MX is used across the organization as a standard installation at all locations. It allows for simple cloud-based management …
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Popular Features

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VPN (48)

8.7
87%

Identification Technologies (48)

8.4
84%

Firewall Management Console (49)

8.2
82%

Reporting and Logging (50)

7.8
78%

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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

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Features Scorecard

Firewall

8.4
84%

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.

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Cisco Meraki MX Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What is Cisco Meraki MX's best feature?

Reviewers rate High Availability highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Cisco Meraki MX?

The most common users of Cisco Meraki MX are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews

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Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki MX provides more functionality and scalability to organizations that are growing than any other product. You can set up new routes as a non-network-focused person in seconds. Cisco Meraki MX is also forgiving in not allowing you to do dumb things that other platforms would let you find out the hard way.
Score 10 out of 10
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I believe Meraki deserves a 10 in this category because the Meraki system is easily able to handle as many devices you want to enroll within your environment all in one place. It makes it very easy to scale up your network or scale down and it also allows you to branch off into separate sites at the drop of a hat. Configurations can be easily copied over to new sites without any issues.
Paul Tedder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki MX is very flexible, but scalability is limited to the original product. The MX-64 is designed for smaller networks and can only expand to a certain size. However, there are other products that would do the job.
Score 9 out of 10
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Because Meraki MX helped us control the traffic with better QoS and traffic shaping for a particular application that the department uses. With this feature, Meraki can give preference to one traffic over another. So more business-sensitive traffic will always have bandwidth availability even if we have congestion. This really is a 5-star feature.
Score 10 out of 10
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We have expanded our original set up to cover multiple new locations since our initial deployment and it has always been a smooth process to get it up and running. We have never experienced an issue where it hasn't gone as expected.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The MR devices are the best example of this - once you set up your WiFi networks, these are automatically deployed to the new MR devices as you add and expand the areas of coverage. For the MX devices, you can add warm spares, and the config is all automatic. Adding locations that require a VPN connection is a breeze too - just add the new location to the mesh.
Joseph Brower | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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While the Cisco Meraki MX interface is scalable and handles things nicely, sometimes the hardware isn't quite up to the task. Scaling the hardware requires purchasing the higher model, as lower models can't be upgraded. Then users are left with an old model that is now an expensive paperweight, as you can't even redeploy at home without spending on a monthly license.
December 06, 2021

Meraki - Simple SD-Wan

Score 8 out of 10
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With our Cisco Meraki, we primarily use templates to manage devices. At times we have devices not bound to a template for unique circumstances. At times it feels like I would like to make a change to one device but since that device is connected to a template that change may affect all devices. This may be my own inability of understanding how to make fine-grain changes.
November 26, 2021

My Cisco Meraki MX Review

Score 10 out of 10
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The firmware is always in a constant update to offer new features. It is very easy to integrate new devices to a Meraki network and there really are no compatibility problems since everything is integrated into the same network within the Dashboard
September 14, 2021

This stuff just works.

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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I have not pushed the envelope with this much, we set up our environment with two Cisco Meraki MX, 4 MR wireless AP, and 4 Z3 Teleworkers. Then added a wireless AP and another Z3 Teleworker. Everything involved was easy and as expected. Licensing was easy to apply. It really seems easy to build and improve upon. Very few times have any os upgrades (Which seem to be regular) caused much of a change that I may not have even noticed.
Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Meraki MX is an integrated security and SDWAN solution that interconnects all locations under an MPLS and VPN network through the Internet in case of contingency, guaranteeing high availability and quality of services. It is centralized in the cloud, which allows us to have access to the configuration and monitoring modules from anywhere in the world.
Score 10 out of 10
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The line of Cisco Meraki MX devices allows for right sizing an appliance for its intended location. We have found the MX67 to be a great starting point for all of our branch offices. Cisco Meraki MX works great with network hardware from other vendors, so we have been able to scale our networks as needed without issue.
Jaime Martínez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If your network requirements are not very complex, I think Cisco Meraki MX solution has a good design to provide scalability. You can add more devices to your networking in a simple way and the central dashboard is perfect to manage multiple devices across different locations. Maybe a constraint should be the hardware upgrade, it's limited.
Jose De Jesus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The scalability and add more locations to the Meraki network is one of the best specs for Meraki products. In our dashboard, we manage 4 locations without any problems, with the template configuration you can add a location with different equipment and applied the configuration templated and your network will work and running just in minutes.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have not deployed an MX that supported hundreds (much less thousands of users), but I do know they pair well with the Meraki VPN Concentrators for creating your IPSEC site-to-site tunnels. That said, I can attest to the ease of scaling to remote locations and getting your tunnels up without a lot of headache.