2018-01-27T13:26:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Meraki MX?

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What do you like most about Meraki MX?

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TD
President at TJD Consulting Inc.
Reseller
Top 20
2022-06-17T14:48:00Z
Jun 17, 2022

I think cloud management is key. The cloud management and support are the two things that make the product great.

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EC
Director with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-08-03T07:24:00Z
Aug 3, 2021

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.

MM
Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-07T11:05:49Z
Feb 7, 2021

The technical support people from Meraki are brilliant.

StephaneFaure - PeerSpot reviewer
Engineering Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-01-08T13:09:25Z
Jan 8, 2021

I love the simplicity of Meraki MX — specifically, the simplicity of the dashboard.

GB
Commercial Product Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Reseller
Top 5
2020-12-24T15:13:10Z
Dec 24, 2020

It is easy to manage, which is one of the most important things for us. It is also flexible, stable, and scalable.

TK
COO at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-12-20T14:00:04Z
Dec 20, 2020

They have very good technical support and I have relied heavily on them.

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Adnan Bastawala - PeerSpot reviewer
System and Network Administrator at Pharmatrade
Real User
Top 20
2020-11-24T13:09:05Z
Nov 24, 2020

Meraki MX offers advanced filtration options, plus it behaves like a router and a firewall at the same time.

CH
Chief Technical Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
2020-11-18T10:28:55Z
Nov 18, 2020

Both the scalability and the scalability are great with Meraki MX.

Howard Bishop - PeerSpot reviewer
President at Computer Technology Services
Real User
2020-11-12T23:00:29Z
Nov 12, 2020

In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with.

MG
Solutions Specialist - Networking at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-11-12T17:02:25Z
Nov 12, 2020

It is very easy to use and manage. It is also very easy to scale.

MV
Managing Director at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2020-10-30T13:53:21Z
Oct 30, 2020

It has very good features; it's easy to use, configure, set up, and deploy.

AH
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
Aug 23, 2020

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.

SS
Director, Enterprise Products at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
Aug 19, 2020

We've had no issues with the scalability or the stability of this solution

Ronnie Johnstone - PeerSpot reviewer
Group ICT Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-08-06T06:44:00Z
Aug 6, 2020

The most valuable feature is that we didn't have any problems with Meraki MX.

MarkoOnninen - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at INNO VISIO
Real User
2019-08-21T06:36:00Z
Aug 21, 2019

I like the automatic firmware updates. We use the Active Directory to authenticate VPN users.

FR
CEO at ITSG SA
Real User
2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
Jun 30, 2019

We work also with domain control (DC) from Microsoft or Amazon. We use a whole virtual appliance with Meraki.

Luis Mendes - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Security Engineer at TECHBASE
Real User
2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

A strong, reliable solution for small companies with little or no dedicated IT department.

Jim Arvas - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Admin at KuehneAndNadel
Real User
2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

When you try to create an IP or when you have an alert about when a website is banned, these features are helpful.

it_user1072938 - PeerSpot reviewer
LTE RF Optimization Sr. Engineer at Spectrum
Real User
2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

The features we have found most valuable are the firewall and the monitoring tools.

EC
IT Specialist and Senior Consultant at Netserve
Consultant
2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

Deployment takes no more than one working day.

it_user1084710 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Security Administrator at AJINOMOTO-OMNICHEM
Real User
2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
Jun 27, 2019

The initial setup for me was straightforward.

it_user1004274 - PeerSpot reviewer
I.T. Manager at Egypt Foods group
Real User
2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
Jun 26, 2019

The internet traffic shaping has been very valuable.

Abdullah Al-Nassem - PeerSpot reviewer
Cisco System Engineer at Logicom
Real User
2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
Jun 26, 2019

I use Meraki in my POCs and with my customers as well.

PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2018-01-27T13:26:00Z
Jan 27, 2018

Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs.

Related Questions
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 24, 2021
How does Meraki MX compare with Sophos XG? Which is better and why?
2 out of 3 answers
GC
Management at Servimeg
Nov 23, 2021
Cisco mx64, for example, has 2 WANs, is very practical and simple for the two services, has a balancing for two internet services and bandwidth control (by groups and users).
LL
Network Engineer at Datafox OÜ
Nov 23, 2021
Meraki MX is a small business product and lacks a lot of features compared to Sophos XG/XGS. - IPsec IKEv2 does not work (it is in the menu, but does not work and can only be enabled by meraki support) - no SSLVPN or IPsec VPN client. AnyConnect can only be tested with beta firmware.  Cisco Client VPN (L2TP) is a total joke - not sure for who it is meant for? - no user based firewall rules (for VPN) - no firewall rule grouping - no masquerade option for DNAT (sometimes it is very useful if I can do a DNAT with masquerade to another subnet) - no VLAN tagging support on WAN port (would be usable for IPTV - solvable if WAN is bypassed through a managed switch) - no multiple IP support on WAN port (Sophos has alias support on every interface, which means that multiple IP addresses can be added on the same LAN or WAN port) - no LAG or LACP support (would be usable to connect aggregation switch to firewall to bypass more traffic through the MX) - no DAC cable support for SFP port (why I do have to use optical cable to connect aswitch?) - no custom IPS policies - only on/off button - no e-mail protection option (Sophos has it with extra license) - no web server protection (Sophos has it with extra license) - no sandstorm option (most firewalls have it with extra license) - hardware may probably too weak compared to the user count - no BGP, OSPF routing - no multiple VPN user groups and LDAP servers
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Nov 24, 2021
Why?
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Nov 8, 2021
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software is the operating software for the Cisco ASA suite. It supports network security and firewall options. We researched both Meraki and ASA. We liked that ASA provides a solid VPN setup and integrates with other Cisco security offerings. Cisco ASA is great for routing and accessing remote office locations via the remote VPN. We also liked the high availability and customizable nating (Network Access Translation). It is very reliable and easy to use. You can easily configure a site-to-site VPN to connect multiple sites. The support is great - they respond 24/7/365 and there is a lot of documentation available. The downside is that ASAs are aging. Therefore, Cisco ASAs are best suited to small businesses. If you need something affordable that gets the job done, ASA is a good option. We chose Cisco Meraki, because, in our opinion, it is a step forward from ASA. The level of security and intrusion detection is great, and because it is cloud-based, it is easy to change the configuration without downtime. Logging is very comprehensive, and management is very simple. The best feature is content filtering with granular control. Cisco Meraki offers advanced malware protection, including traffic shaping. Another feature we really like is that you can pre-configure devices before they arrive at the installation. It doesn’t work with DMVPN, which is a downside. Another feature that could use some improvement is reporting, which is not real-time. The price can get expensive but if you can afford it, a full-stack Cisco Meraki system does a great job keeping your network secure. Conclusions: If you want a robust but basic firewall, ASA is your best choice. Cisco Meraki is a better choice if you are looking for a next-generation firewall with advanced security features and easy management.
Frank Theilen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Adviser/Manager with 51-200 employees
Nov 24, 2021
Meraki is designed for zero deployments and no in-house firewall specialist personnel. Best to secure Networks like remote offices, branches or home offices. Also to protect Internet Access (your computer accesses the internet). Cisco ASA is more of a professional firewall, not only protecting internet access but also providing security for publishing services like web servers, data centers, central services. They will need a specialist to install and support them. Therefore offer much more sophisticated protection features. So you can't really compare these solutions, as they are targeting different markets. You might compare Cisco to Sophos, but again, these are different protection solutions, one for network protection, the other for client protection. If you look only at the firewall part, you miss a lot in the total protection approach with Sophos.
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