Review review review a router today! Meraki MX FirewallsUnspecified9.361101
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June 17, 2019

Review review review a router today!

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Routers

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
  • Auto-VPN
  • ZTP
  • Access lists harder to manage.
  • Lacking some enterprise features.
  • No enterprise versions of the product.
  • SD-WAN saves circuit costs.
  • Load balancing allows for use of both DIA circuits.
  • Quick management saves staffing costs.
Yes, it was important. Cisco Meraki MX could do a better job integrating with Cisco classic equipment. It doesn’t currently support OSPF or EIGRP. It does support LTE connections which is great. Meraki APs abs switches are managed in the same dashboard, so that does help administer the product as a whole.
We have benefited from the security feature of Meraki’s MX series. These routers support IPS, Web filtering, Umbrella integration and AMP, all in one box. The biggest impact is to the value our small to medium business clients get from the Meraki devices. We are confident their networks are properly secured.
Cisco routers are best in class are providing continuous access to applications on the network. They are reliable, and have an amazing feature set, especially in the ISR series. These routers support SD-WAN, voice, and security. They provide quality of service for applications over the WAN, which allows us to maintain SLA.
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.