2017-06-27T13:26:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for 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 the price is comparable with other solutions of the same kind. Depending on the use case it could be cheaper or more expensive, I think it offers good value.

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

We just have to pay for the product and the license. We have a license for three years, and it is renewed every three years. It costs $1,200 for three years for one endpoint. Meraki had a good promotion for remote workers or remote workforce. The discount is very good. This promotion continues till the next fiscal year of Cisco.

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

The price could be lower, but compared to the TCO of other products, it's not really that expensive. When we sell it to customers, the first fee of the quote is often a bit odd; however, consider the small number of resources needed to manage it, there is an advantage to using Meraki MX.

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

Its licensing cost could be better.

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

The pricing could always be improved — especially with the shape the economy is in at the moment.

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 a good global solution in terms of the price and features, but because we sell this solution in dollars, sometimes we don't get to sell this solution in Brazil because the dollar is very expensive. The price of every project is different. It varies depending upon the project, scenario, and client.

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

The price is slightly increased, but reasonable.

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

The license cost depends on the box. We acquired a different product line. We are dealing with MX appliance now, that is, MX6, MX54, MX100, MX250, MX450. Every box has got an identity, and it has got its own specification. Every box has got a different license fee. We deployed Meraki MX in UAE when it was not a mature product. We took a risk, but we were successful. We saved a huge amount of money after implementing and removing all the MPLS and leased lines. We got a broadband connection because Meraki MX could work on a broadband connection. We have drastically saved a very good amount of money, which was one of the successful things apart from the successful solution.

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

The price varies depending on the hardware platform as well as the type of license and whether you're adding security or not. If you're going to go with Meraki as your primary gateway, I'd recommend having a secondary security solution in your back pocket.

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 pricing is fine at the moment.

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

Our license for the Meraki MX firewall is on an annual basis.

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

We are using the advanced Meraki license. We pay on a monthly basis. The cost depends on the size of the company, of course. The prices of all different brands — Cisco, Sophos, Palo Alto, FortiGate, Check Point — are almost the same. We are talking about a maximum of 10% difference. If you do a very good comparison, they are very similar in functionality and price. Every brand has its own licensing model. Cisco has two different license types. Sophos has more license types and modules that you can put on your firewall like FortiGate and Check Point. Of course, if you want more features, you have to pay for it. If you want the basic models, it is much cheaper. So it is very difficult to say. The price can increase with basic models if you need to add on, but if you buy with a total protection license, you don't have additional costs but the initial costs are higher.

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

Other content filtering solutions that I have used had more bells and whistles, but given the cost, complexity, and management overhead, I am very pleased with Meraki’s solution.

Frank Theilen - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Adviser/Manager with 51-200 employees
Real User
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2017-06-27T13:26:00Z
Jun 27, 2017

Compare total costs (setup and management), taking in mind that cloud features do more than just stop traffic on the edge: they identify both traffic and users. Is it getting used to have support as a must. But realistically I would not use any other FW without support today.

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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?
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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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