Cisco Meraki MX is a great firewall and IPS solution
Scott Stefan | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 02, 2019

Cisco Meraki MX is a great firewall and IPS solution

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliances are being used both across my entire company network and in multiple clients I support. Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliances solve the business problems of property protecting business networks, data and internet traffic. Moreover, by adding on the Advanced Security License to the Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliance, you get active IPS protection that is easy to manage and powerful protection.
  • Easy to manage.
  • Industry-leading security protection.
  • Great support when needed.
  • Great performance and uptime.
  • Price can be out of the range for some small businesses.
  • An active license needs to be renewed and active at all times.
  • Support response for low-level tickets can be long at times.
  • Enabled my business to become HIPAA Compliant because of the IPS (Advanced Security License) coverage.
  • Having to renew the license every year can be costly for IT budgets for very small companies.
  • Support is always available, 24/7 when needed.
I have evaluated and supported firewalls from MicroTik, Ubiquiti Networks, and SonicWall. The Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliance is a more well rounded and complete product compared to firewalls from these other vendors. The easy of configuration and the feature set of the Cisco Meraki MX is much more advanced than these other products.
Very well suited for small and medium-sized business with a small or no IT staff. Moreover, regulated industries such as HIPAA Covered Entities are a good candidate for Cisco Meraki MX's, since you can purchase the Advanced Security License and have full IPS coverage for all internet traffic in and outbound.