Meraki MX Firewalls Review

I can have the firewall up and running and configured in one hour, but to scale, you need to buy the next model as there is no upgrade path.


What is most valuable?

  • Easy deployment
  • Easy configuration
  • Great reports

I can have the firewall up and running and configured in one hour.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Automatic site to site VPN
  • Content caching
  • Automatic ISP failover
  • Easy to troubleshoot
  • Everything done true dashboard.

What needs improvement?

I do not seeing any areas that need improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for two years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Not at all.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Not at all just make sure you using a proper model for your environment, as you don't want to overload the firewall.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

If you are overloading the firewall, you need to buy the next model as there is no upgrade path.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's brilliant, 10/10 - you can open case online, or call them and you will be talking directly to the tech, who has access to your environment.

Technical Support:

10/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I used Checkpoint, Cisco ASA, Palo Altos, Juniper. To configure the devices you need days, to spin up Meraki Firewall you need minutes.

How was the initial setup?

It's very simple.

What about the implementation team?

We did it in house, across five offices and the data center.

What was our ROI?

It saves time on spinning up new offices, and on managing the firewall.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Juniper switches.

What other advice do I have?

I will never go back to any other solution. Right now our corporate network, across the five offices and the data center, is 100% Meraki, Meraki Firewalls, Meraki Switches, and Meraki APs.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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