Craig ButlerCentral Services Engineer at Liberty Technology
Anonymous UserDeputy Manager IT at a computer software company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is that we didn't have any problems with Meraki MX."
"We've had no issues with the scalability or the stability of this solution"
"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."
"Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs."
"Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active."
"It has very good features; it's easy to use, configure, set up, and deploy."
"It is very easy to use and manage. It is also very easy to scale."
"In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with."
"In terms of the most valuable features, the IPS report is quick and updated. Performance is also valuable."
"It's a very simple to use product."
"Sangfor has the best capabilities for securing connections, securing web browsers, securing servers, and general threat protection."
"We've found the technical support to be helpful."
"In four steps one can configure the entire firewall."
"While the features are not dissimilar to other brands, configuration is much more simple, which works out great for Indonesian people."
"Management can be improved in Meraki MX."
"The security is not as strong as it could be"
"From the improvement perspective, we need more monitoring capabilities. We want to have full-based access visibility, such as, what is happening when something is trying to reach and it is denying. We cannot see some parts of it. The integration of active directory with this product is not very fruitful. It has some bugs or lacks in the functionality of active directory integration. We are unable to identify where exactly and whether it has really applied our policy."
"Meraki tech support staff have a lot more visibility into your network than you do, which is frustrating at times. I understand the approach is to keep the dashboard easier to understand. This will frustrate more advanced users at times."
"In the next release, because the security is pretty basic, I think they could include additional security features."
"In general, the SD-WAN feature needs to be improved. The load sharing and load balancing of the traffic should be improved. I have had some problems with these features in the past."
"As far as what needs to be improved — nothing really comes to mind. It does what we need it to do."
"You can only have one tunnel in the whole infrastructure — one tunnel with one device."
"Occasional issues with breaches which are dealt with expediently."
"The web interface needs to be improved, making it more user-friendly."
"They need to increase the number of ports in the firewall."
"I believe that IAM and NGFW need to merge into a single box, instead of there being two separate box solutions."
"The solution has too many bugs and these slow down the implementation."
"The price varies depending on the hardware platform as well as the type of license and whether you're adding security or not."
"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."
"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."
"The price is slightly increased, but reasonable."
"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."
"The pricing could always be improved — especially with the shape the economy is in at the moment."
"Meraki is the best option — based on the price and the features available."
"Its licensing cost could be better."
"Sangfor is cheaper than competing vendors."
"The price is unmatcheable."
"When it comes to the price of firewall solutions, Sangfor NGAF takes the cake."
Sangfor Next Generation Firewall (also known as NGAF) is a converged security solution providing protection against advanced threat, malware, viruses, ransomware and web-based attacks using integrated security features like firewall, IPS, anti-virus, anti-malware, APT, URL filtering, Cloud Sandbox, and WAF. As the world's first AI-enabled and fully integrated Next Generation Firewall & Web Application Firewall (WAF), NGAF offering the security visibility, real-time detection and response, simplified operation and maintenance and high-performance application layer security needed to operate an enterprise network in total security. Tested and proven to provide cutting-edge network security by ICSA Labs and endorsed by Gartner Inc., NGAF harnesses the power of Sangfor’s Neural-X threat intelligence and analytics platform and Engine Zero’s innovative malware detection to provide next-generation protection for today’s enterprise.
Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 16 reviews while Sangfor NGAF is ranked 21st in Firewalls with 6 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while Sangfor NGAF is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Meraki MX writes "Makes it easy to stay on top of everything for security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sangfor NGAF writes "Great pricing, reliable stability, and easy to deploy". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and SonicWall NSa, whereas Sangfor NGAF is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Fortinet FortiOS, Sophos UTM and Barracuda CloudGen Firewall.
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