Cisco Meraki: ease of use and interconnectivity!
August 02, 2020

Cisco Meraki: ease of use and interconnectivity!

Tim Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • MX64
  • MX67
  • MX84
  • MX100
  • MX65

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MX

We have multiple models of MX series connecting multiple branches for a nationally distributed WAN, allowing remote access via VPN and security tools like IDS/IPS and AMP. We have integrated with another company recently and used Meraki to link the two businesses together virtually, seamlessly with minimal fuss, and ease of use, access, and management. We also use both the MDM and SDWAN as well.
  • Ease of management
  • Cloud based access
  • Security
  • VPN client could be better.
  • Ability to delegate better lower level access for reporting.
  • Reporting functions are sometimes limited.
  • We were able to ditch our old terminal server based WAN.
  • We have added VPN access.
  • Ease of management and insight over the network.
We are able to see and manage the remote LANs we have up and down the east coast of the US with minimal fuss using Cisco Meraki compared to the unmanaged WAN we had prior to that. We have also been able to see the issues with ISPs and notify branches ahead of them calling us regarding issues.
We have been able to use various Cisco products but still be able to manage them and integrate without having to reconfigure a lot of systems. We are also able to monitor traffic and manage the WAN and LANs from a single pane of glass and also integrate two businesses into one single network.
We have been able to deploy this solution in stages at multiple branches and then later on, also connect two different businesses together using Cisco Meraki products too, so it's simple, integrated, and able to scale and grow too. We added High Availability pairing with multiple MXs at the original primary site for redundancy.
We were able to transition very easily from Cisco to Cisco Meraki MX's and connect the LANs into a single easy to manage WAN with remote access VPN and auto VPN between branches to interconnect all networks with minimal fuss but allowing high-speed networking and traffic passing, as well as managed traffic options.
Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, DraftSight
Remote management is the best feature since we have a nationally distributed WAN. The MDM portion is also great too, we happened to have it when they still had the free 100 option, so have been using it legacied all this time, but it would be well worth it if we happened to need to pay for it.

Cisco Meraki MX Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
Visualization Tools
Content Inspection
Policy-based Controls
Active Directory and LDAP
Firewall Management Console
Reporting and Logging
High Availability
Stateful Inspection
Proxy Server
Not Rated