"Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active."
"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."
"It is easy to manage, which is one of the most important things for us. It is also flexible, stable, and scalable."
"It has the most advanced security features, for example, layer 3 and layer 7 firewall capabilities and the end team and IPS protection. It also has IPS, and it has very good functioning of cloning services. You don't actually have to touch the device. If you have multiple companies in different countries, you don't really require this device to be touched. You can get it delivered directly to any office of a country, and then you can simply put your configuration over the cloud. It's very simplified and easy to manage. It gives a very good granular visibility about your network. Earlier, a lot of things were lacking in the network. We were unable to identify where the problem was, but after implementing Meraki MX, we are able to dig down and identify where is the problem. We can easily and quickly identify the sources and the root causes of the issues."
"The technical support people from Meraki are brilliant."
"I love the simplicity of Meraki MX — specifically, the simplicity of the dashboard."
"We've had no issues with the scalability or the stability of this solution"
"The solution is easy to use and the Panorama feature is good. The software management or the malware blocking and some authentication management system are good."
"Using WildFire has reduced the number of viruses and the amount of malware that comes into our system, which means that I don't have to rely on the end-users to identify it."
"The most valuable feature is the cloud-based protection against zero-day malware attacks."
"The most valuable features of this solution are sandbox capabilities."
"The way that the solution quickly updates to adjust to threats is the solution's most valuable aspect. When there's a security attack, within five minutes, all Wildfire subscribers have access to updates so that all systems will be safe. Its threat prevention is way better than other vendor products."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is how it keeps up-to-date with viruses."
"What I like about Palo Alto is that it is a complete product, with everything in it."
"The scalability is acceptable."
"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."
"They need to improve the link between Meraki and Active Directory."
"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."
"It would be nice if the different services, including the SIEM SOC and endpoint detection and response (EDR) were integrated into one, so that I don't have to go to different vendors for different services."
"Management can be improved in Meraki MX."
"From the improvement perspective, we need more monitoring capabilities. We want to have full-based access visibility, such as, what is happening when something is trying to reach and it is denying. We cannot see some parts of it. The integration of active directory with this product is not very fruitful. It has some bugs or lacks in the functionality of active directory integration. We are unable to identify where exactly and whether it has really applied our policy."
"You cannot use switching behaviors as you see on the Meraki switch."
"Management and web filtering can be improved. There should also be better reporting, particularly around web filtering."
"The support is good but they could be faster."
"When you contact support, there is no guarantee that they will be available to help you tackle the issue that you are facing."
"The only complaint that we receive from our customers is in regards to the price."
"When comparing this solution to others it is not as good overall."
"In the future, I would like to see more automation in the reporting."
"The threat intelligence that we receiving in the reporting was not as expected. We were expecting more. Additionally, we should be able to whitelist a specific file based on a variety of attributes."
"Our main concern is that everything has to be synced with the WildFire Cloud and has to be checked through the subscription."
Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is ranked 1st in Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) with 18 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while Palo Alto Networks WildFire is rated 8.2. 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 WildFire writes "Good technical support and provides automatic analysis that saves us time in filtering email". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls, whereas Palo Alto Networks WildFire is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall and Proofpoint Email Protection.
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