Great for the right environment
June 15, 2022

Great for the right environment

Mark Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki SD-WAN

Cisco Meraki SD-WAN does a great job in the right use case. For small office/home connectivity, it works well. It tries hard to be a large enterprise product, but it is not quite there yet, in my opinion. They are adding features and capabilities all the time, but they haven't matured the product line to offer enterprise-level authentication, access levels, and other features we depend upon. Support is generally good and responsive. For my home use, it has been a life saver providing continuous connectivity without reliance on other services. Maintaining connectivity similar to that in the office is vital for a newborn engineer who may need access to troubleshoot remotely even when vdi options or client vpn's are inaccessible. As with anything Cisco product, the pricing will leave you in shock. The appliances are relatively cheap, but the licensing is where they get you each and every time, I've found. Be aware of sizing and performance limitations; don't expect to put 500 users on a small appliance. Dashboard based packet capture capability has been very useful several times in my experience. In my opinion, application identification and device identification tries, but falls short; not a problem for a seasoned engineer, but smaller organizations will struggle. That said the support team will help as best they can.
  • Ease of use
  • Small office connectivity
  • Reliable
  • Easy deployment
  • Scalability
  • Dashboard speed
  • Change lag
  • Video lag

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  • Rapid deployment
  • Small office connectivity
  • Templates
The template-based provisioning has been a time saver.
Cisco Meraki SD-WAN helps with rapid deployment for small remote sites.
The product doesn't grow and the dashboard slows down, I've found.
We have opted to move to VMware SD-WAN (VeloCloud) for a richer feature set.
Small home offices will thrive. Cisco Meraki-SD-WAN is great for organizations with several small remote offices.