Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls Review
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
May 26, 2020

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Software Version

MX64

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls

The Meraki MX is being used by the entire company.
The main challenge that we face in the company is the administration of the equipment and the configurations that must be carried out. Meraki Dashboard is a very intuitive interface to solve any implementation in minutes. Being able to give low technical users control of a platform via web is a very good tool to reduce the costs of subcontracting whenever a change is needed. Seeing how customers decide to continue migrating their network to Meraki based on their own experience is a plus point that is used as a sales tool.
Integration in the cloud with the security products that Cisco sells is a great advantage to enhance the visibility and protection of internal customers. Being able to see the use of traffic by each of the internal users is a highly appreciated feature, since we can control the budgets of the ISPs in each of the offices. Filtering applications, managing the bandwidth of each of the allowed applications makes the network a living and controlled element. Low energy consumption and it takes up little space used in the cabinets where it is installed, which helps with savings in all aspects of the institution. Just because it's a small team doesn't mean it's weak. We have the ability to be placed in High Availability, support GSM connections through USB. It makes the resistance very high for a team of this size.
  • Control and visibility of traffic
  • Easy control of devices via web interface
  • Visible control in real-time of the applied policies
  • Technical support in different languages
  • Integration with Amazon Web Service and MS Azure
  • IPv6 integration is not working.
  • Licensing can be somewhat confusing when combined with other Meraki products.
  • Licensing can be somewhat confusing when combined with other Meraki products.
  • If the license is no longer paid, the teams stop working.
  • It is an easy tool to implement even if you don't have IT staff on site.
The Meraki MX Firewalls are a good and easy solution to integrate even remotely. This is the main reason why it was chosen as the solution. Having the facility to manage computers remotely from any device and with all aspects of security covered is a great advantage. Knowing that integrating with other Meraki products adds greater visibility to the network is a point that auto generates the purchase of more Meraki equipment and that the customer only generates loyalty to the brand is a very important point for any solution.
All Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls are born with redundancy included, from double ports of WAN links and/or links via cellular network to always maintain your connectivity, replacement of "hot-swap" parts or VPN tunnels that reestablish themselves. The Meraki Dashboard allows you to see your customers' bandwidth consumption and what applications they use throughout your network. It also allows you to adjust the security settings of all your sites in a few clicks to always maintain the highest performance of your critical applications. Identity-based firewall automatically assigns firewall rules, VLAN tags, and bandwidth limits for each user group. Intrusion prevention protects network resources from the latest threats and vulnerabilities. Advanced malware protection protects your network against malware using the latest in intelligent content detection as well as identifying previously known malicious code. Application visibility and control--identify which applications are being used, prioritize your critical applications, and limit those that are for recreational use. Centralized administration--all Access Point Meraki have a dedicated security radio to ensure your peace of mind. With the Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls solution, you will be able to take better advantage of your traditional internet links, since you can add the capacity (and availability) of both links to provide a better experience for your users but above all, reduce your operating costs.
The constant use of the solution, the positive comments from customers, the economic results of the solution, quick response to incidents, quick access to technical support in case of failures, and having control of the network from a user-friendly interface make this solution easy to sell and to make the decision to make it part of the organization's infrastructure.

Do you think Cisco Meraki MX delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Meraki MX's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Meraki MX live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Meraki MX go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Meraki MX again?

Yes

Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls work very well in schools and offices where there is no dedicated IT staff.

Cisco Meraki MX Feature Ratings

Identification Technologies
7
Visualization Tools
10
Content Inspection
9
Policy-based Controls
10
Active Directory and LDAP
10
Firewall Management Console
10
Reporting and Logging
8
VPN
10
High Availability
10
Stateful Inspection
10
Proxy Server
7