Meraki - Simple to use, easy to master!
February 16, 2021

Meraki - Simple to use, easy to master!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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  • MX64

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MX

We use the Cisco Meraki MX platform as a method of supporting customers beyond the demarcation point. With more and more customers adopting complex network solutions without having an in house specialist, it is imperative that companies offer solutions that can be managed remotely. By using the Meraki platform we can manage systems remotely for these kind of customers.
  • Ease of Use.
  • Ease of Implementation.
  • Cloud Management.
  • Lacking depth of features.
  • Some settings almost too simplified.
  • Licensing can be painful.
  • Additional service offering for customers.
  • Can now get customers who require internal networking with services.
  • Have to adapt solutions as customer could integrate this equipment on their own.
We use the Cisco Meraki MX platform as a method of providing support to customers beyond the demarcation point. From the cloud portal it's extremely simple to configure, troubleshoot, and implement Meraki MX devices into customer networks. Their support is extremely responsive and it's very easy to get answers regarding anything that doesn't seem to be working properly.
The Cisco Meraki product family integrates extremely well with each other, and allows us to scale solutions based on a customer needs. Some only need a firewall with port forwarding, while others could be a full blown large scale business requiring APs, switches, and firewalls. In addition to this we can offer expertise and managing and integrating equipment in new or existing networks without problems.
The Cisco Meraki platform is extremely scalable, and can even be integrated into SD WAN solutions to provide multi site connectivity. This is extremely useful for business with multiple locations, or those lacking VPN expertise. The Cisco Meraki MX/platform provides an easy to use interface to set up these features.
The key to Cisco Meraki being the superior product is its ease of use and cloud managed portal. Although other products do offer more knobs, the simplistic design of the Meraki portal makes it easy for any user to integrate it into their new or existing networks. It really is a great product!
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The Cisco Meraki MX is great for customers that require remote expertise. Having things managed by cloud lets us help design and troubleshoot customer networks without being on site. It also give us the flexibility to help customers setup features like port forwarding etc, without them needing a deep understanding of how these functions operate.

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