Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Meraki MX Firewalls
They are being sold to our customers. They provide a single pane of glass view of the network and are easy to administer and deploy. The auto-VPN technology can save hours on deployment. They still provide enterprise-level security with integrations into AMP and Umbrella. Providing SD-WAN features as well makes this a great product.
- SD-WAN saves circuit costs.
- Load balancing allows for use of both DIA circuits.
- Quick management saves staffing costs.
Cisco routers do not have as good a security feature set as FortiGate firewalls. But they are a lot more flexible with the types of interfaces they support, along with voice. FortiGate firewalls cannot voice services like a Cisco’s ISR does. A FortiGate firewall is an NGFW, so they are very different.
These devices are best suited for small to medium businesses or mid-market. They are not best for enterprise customers. The security feature set is great and there are a lot of options for education and retail. They come with a lot of ethernet ports and with wireless options, making them a great branch device.