"Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs."
"It has very good features; it's easy to use, configure, set up, and deploy."
"The most valuable feature is that we didn't have any problems with Meraki MX."
"Its ease of configuration and management is very useful for us and for other companies that don't have an onsite IT person. It is easy to configure and easy to manage. It is easy to configure the VPN with the Auto VPN feature."
"Meraki makes it easy to be secure and know where the holes are to fix them. We have been fixing anything that we have ever found for 20 years. We keep up-to-date with firmware upgrades. We just try to stay on top of everything for security, like maintaining updates and getting rid of old systems. I feel like we're on top of it."
"Meraki MX offers advanced filtration options, plus it behaves like a router and a firewall at the same time."
"We've had no issues with the scalability or the stability of this solution"
"Both the scalability and the scalability are great with Meraki MX."
"Protection from a single packet and ease of making security rules."
"You can easily integrate it with Active Directory, and you can use the GlobalProtect VPN for internal and external purposes. The URL Filtering is also clear and the application filtering is a plus. The application filtering is much better when you compare it to FortiGate or other firewall vendors."
"IoT security is most valuable in the current version. Content IDs, DDoS protection, zone protection, and DLP are the most prominent features in Palo Alto Networks NG Firewall. It is easier to configure than other solutions."
"You just need a web browser to manage it, unlike Cisco, which requires another management system."
"The graphical interface is easy to troubleshoot because it has a drill-down sequence. It is easy to monitor traffic."
"Operationally, it is easier, and the manageability and their security features are good."
"Application control, IPS, and sandboxing towards the cloud are the most valuable features. It is a very user-friendly product with a very easy-to-use interface."
"The App-ID, Content-ID, User-ID, and encryption and decryption are valuable features."
"In general, the SD-WAN feature needs to be improved. The load sharing and load balancing of the traffic should be improved. I have had some problems with these features in the past."
"Meraki tech support staff have a lot more visibility into your network than you do, which is frustrating at times. I understand the approach is to keep the dashboard easier to understand. This will frustrate more advanced users at times."
"The whole Cisco Meraki range requires easier access for cameras. For a security center, it would be helpful to have easier access to cameras through the portal. Its licensing cost could also be better."
"They need to improve the link between Meraki and Active Directory."
"Management can be improved in Meraki MX."
"The security is not as strong as it could be"
"In the next release, because the security is pretty basic, I think they could include additional security features."
"We have been having a problem with the VPN. When the energy goes down and is back again, the VPN link doesn't get established. We have to manually turn off the modems and other pieces of equipment and manually establish the VPN. It has been around one month since we have been having this problem, and we don't have enough support from Meraki to solve the problem."
"Based on the features that I have seen so far, I do not see any room for improvement, but they can improve their CLI documentation. I haven't really seen much when it comes to CLI documentation."
"I would like to see better third-party orchestration so that it is easier for the team to work with different products."
"Technical support could be faster."
"Its price can be better. They should also provide some more examples of configurations online."
"Its reporting can definitely be improved. I would like to have better graphical dashboards and more widgets for more clarity in the reporting area. In a third-generation firewall, you can generate some dashboards. It provides the information that we need, but from the C-level or a higher-level perspective, it is kind of rough and incomplete. Its data loss prevention (DLP) feature is not good enough. Currently, this feature is very basic and not suitable for enterprises. It would be nice if they can include a better DLP feature like Fortinet. We would like to have a local depot of Palo Alto in Latin America. Competitors such as Cisco and Check Point have a local depot here. If there is an issue with their hardware, you can go to the depot, and in about four hours, you can get a replacement device, but that's not the case with Palo Alto Networks because we need to import from Miami. It takes about two to three weeks."
"This solution cannot be implemented on-premises; it's only a cloud solution. The price is high as well."
"Having a better pricing model would make this product more competitive, and more affordable for our customers."
"Support should be improved, wait times can be long."
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Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 72 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Meraki MX writes "Makes it easy to stay on top of everything for security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls writes "The product stability and level of security are second to none in the industry". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and SonicWall NSa, whereas Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Azure Firewall, Sophos XG, pfSense and Check Point NGFW. See our Meraki MX vs. Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls report.
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