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.
- 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.
- Cisco Meraki MR, Cisco Meraki MS, Cisco Webex Teams, Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches
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.
- HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches, Aruba Networks Wireless LAN (WLAN), Aruba Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) and Fortinet FortiGate
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.
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.