Meraki MX Firewalls Review
All devices are accessible from one place with the administrator panel


What is our primary use case?

Using it as an endpoint firewall on different locations. We used different MX devices to setup a VPN from off-site locations to our main office. It is a firewall for dummies. Almost sets itself up.

How has it helped my organization?

Minimal fuss. Stable and fast enough. Easy to administer and saves time when you have many smaller locations that you have to manage.

What is most valuable?

Auto-setup VPN between locations and the simple "cloud-panel" to administer all devices with an elegant overview, all from one place.

What needs improvement?

It can always improve pricewise regarding throughput.

For how long have I used the solution?

Less than one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No.

How is customer service and technical support?

Have not contacted customer service/technical support yet.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Smaller devices: SonicWall, ZyXel, etc.

We switched to get the Auto VPN function and the brilliant administrator panel, where all devices are accessible from one place.

How was the initial setup?

Initial setup was straightforward and extremely easy.

What about the implementation team?

No need for a vendor team to implement. Used in-house expertise.

What was our ROI?

Not measured.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

You get what you pay for.

With this device, "anybody" can set it up.  Should keep IT man hours to a minimum.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Did not really evaluate other solutions as this was a side project to our "main" firewalls. At the time, we did some research on the Internet and did not really find anything comparable to Meraki.

What other advice do I have?

The solution is simple, fast to set up, and brilliant for its use.

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

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