"They have very good technical support and I have relied heavily on them."
"Meraki MX offers advanced filtration options, plus it behaves like a router and a firewall at the same time."
"It has very good features; it's easy to use, configure, set up, and deploy."
"In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with."
"Both the scalability and the scalability are great with Meraki MX."
"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."
"Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs."
"It is very easy to use and manage. It is also very easy to scale."
"The functionality is the same whether it is on hardware or a virtual appliance. The interface is the same. It's nice that it's standardized."
"The technical support is very good."
"This product has kept us safe and we haven't had any breaches."
"The most valuable aspect of the solution is its ability to work like any other firewall."
"Compared to Cisco, SonicWall NSa is much easier to configure."
"The basic firewall rules of the solution are great."
"The most valuable feature is the sandbox."
"The antivirus and items of that nature were quite helpful to have."
"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."
"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."
"As far as what needs to be improved — nothing really comes to mind. It does what we need it to do."
"You can only have one tunnel in the whole infrastructure — one tunnel with one device."
"They need to improve the link between Meraki and Active Directory."
"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."
"You cannot use switching behaviors as you see on the Meraki switch."
"In the next release, because the security is pretty basic, I think they could include additional security features."
"Sometimes I found the GUI and some of the features a little bit hard to navigate, as opposed to Fortigate, which is much more user-friendly."
"The reporting feature could be better because most of the companies want to have the analytics included, which is something that you have to buy separately."
"I would like to see better integration."
"Potential improvement around the associated VPN cost"
"I'd like to see integration with Microsoft 365 for authentication."
"Some of the configurations could be better."
"I would like U.S.-based technical support."
"We have security as a service, and they make recommendations about adding to the denylist and other things. That part could be more accessible and more user-friendly. I'd like to see SonicWall add a user-friendly interface where our internal team can drag and drop everything."
Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while SonicWall NSa is ranked 17th in Firewalls with 38 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while SonicWall NSa is rated 7.8. 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 SonicWall NSa writes "A rugged solution capable of defeating advanced threats". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and SonicWall TZ, whereas SonicWall NSa is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, WatchGuard Firebox, SonicWall TZ, Cisco ASA Firewall and Sophos XG. See our Meraki MX vs. SonicWall NSa report.
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