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Pros
"Because it's a cloud-based network infrastructure, everything is done in the cloud, so I don't need to be on-site physically to be able to troubleshoot or resolve an issue. I can be anywhere and resolve an issue.""The most valuable features of this solution are load balancing and the security possibilities you have.""We have found the product to be quite scalable.""The most valuable feature is application performance monitoring and being able to browse packets dynamically based on priorities.""We have found the scalability to be good.""The solution is scalable.""The seamless end-to-end setup is really what makes it beautiful; that's why Meraki is good.""Using Meraki just solves a lot of problems."

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"There are great security and ops features without the need for having a different box for security.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are the next-generation firewall features and geo-blocking capabilities.""The flexibility is a great feature.""Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them.""Their dashboard is also a good point for us and the customer. The solution is very clean and easy.""The solution is stable and suitable.""Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.""The division of Control Plane and Data Plane is most valuable. It can be deployed anywhere, and you can control it and configure it from anywhere. This is one of the good features of this solution."

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Cons
"Overall, we are satisfied with the support, although I cannot state this unequivocally.""Meraki offers the client basic security, it is not the same as what FortiGate is offering.""The default classes should be expanded.""Warm spare is a good failover solution but Meraki could do something more to handle failovers better.""From the vice perspective, they just are not as robust as some of the other vendors. They have limitations in throughput and the number of circuits that they can support on a wide area network. Their higher-end security is all cloud-based. They have some capability with the premise-based solutions, but the higher ends are all cloud-based, and that's via Cisco Umbrella.""The product could be improved by being made more simple to use. We had some issues integrating our MPLS with Meraki SD-WAN.""I think they should enhance the security.""The solution lacks controllers."

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"I heard about them for the first time just before I started working on Versa. They do have blogs for information, but they could publicize more about the documentation and architecture. It doesn't seem to have that much exposure, and they should work on their customer base more.""The security should be improved.""The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.""The support needs to be improved.""Future releases should contain AI for the voice feature.""With the pandemic and changing work models, it would be ideal if the product more accessibility options or more diversity within the solution itself.""The smaller units lack a lot of functionality.""Another thing that should be improved in Versa are their firewall features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years."
  • "The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually."
  • "The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive."
  • "Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."
  • "like everything else, it's negotiable."
  • "If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included."
  • "This solution is more expensive than competitors."
  • "From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective."
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  • "The price is expensive but it makes sense for the market."
  • "It is not very expensive because of the white box support. Its hardware is much cheaper than other products. With the support for x86 and white box, it is one of the most cost-effective platforms that are currently available."
  • "While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment."
  • "We provide subscriptions for our customers on a yearly, not monthly, basis."
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    Questions from the Community
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    From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective. It should be more attractive to the market.
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    We are resellers, meaning we are a certified partner of Meraki and, as such, it is my job to sell Meraki products to our customers on the Korean market. Occasionally, I encounter issues concerning the… more »
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    The flexibility is a great feature.
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    While I cannot provide too much commentary on the price, I feel it to be fair for the moment. I should note that Citrix or Cisco Meraki are coming out with more competitive prices. The comparative… more »
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    I don't have issues with the hardware, as the requisite capacity is visible in the data sheets. All the details in the data sheets are accounted for. But, I find myself confused when it comes to… more »
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    Overview

    Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

    Versa FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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    Sample Customers
    École Jeannine Manuel
    CenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Logistics Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer4%
    Educational Organization3%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider89%
    Engineering Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise39%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise40%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%

    Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 18 reviews while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 4th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 10 reviews. Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Cradlepoint NetCloud, Citrix SD-WAN and VMware NSX, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VMware SD-WAN, Fortinet FortiGate, Zscaler SASE and Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks.

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