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"When you try to create an IP or when you have an alert about when a website is banned, these features are helpful.""The features we have found most valuable are the firewall and the monitoring tools.""A strong, reliable solution for small companies with little or no dedicated IT department.""We work also with domain control (DC) from Microsoft or Amazon. We use a whole virtual appliance with Meraki.""The internet traffic shaping has been very valuable.""The initial setup for me was straightforward.""Deployment takes no more than one working day.""I use Meraki in my POCs and with my customers as well."

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"We have found that the simplicity of the XG 210 is its most valuable feature.""Sophos XG has cybersecurity. It integrates with the antivirus software.""It gives me a very good, stable connection in all tunnels.""The SL VPNs are the most valuable feature. I have a lot of systems out of the head office that need to connect to the local networks, and they all connect wirelessly via the Sophos VPN client.""What I like about his program, is that it is easy to use and easy to manage.""The filtering is very easy to do. You can segment and create profiles for usage very easily.""The solution seems pretty stable. We've had no issues so far.""I like the fact that it can self remove malware and do updates on the cloud via Sophos Central."

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"What I would like to see in the next version is to have more interfaces for WAN links.""FortiGate is cheaper than Meraki. Even the license renewal is less than Meraki.""The client-side VPN is weak. The product could be improved with deployment templates.""The problem is that the two licenses do not currently integrate. We have to create separate companies and do an interconnection.""The IPS, the Intrusion Prevention System, can be improved.""Right now, you can postpone the update but eventually, if you don't do the update, it will install the updates automatically for you and that's something that is not working for me.""Load balancing options and ability to manage a couple of Internet connections.""I need more UTM protection security features."

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"When I call, I have to wait at least one to two hours to reach them.""The only issue that Sophos XG now needs to improve is the product's reporting capability.""I would like to have remote access to clients using a static IP for a certain period of time.""The initial set up process can be a little tricky, especially when you are registering with Sophos using your registration number. Setup is not necessarily complex, but it's not trouble-free. You do have connectivity issues at the initial setup with registering the device on the Sophos platform to access the advanced features. It doesn't always go through the first time around. That may be an issue with the quality of our automation. I'm not sure exactly what it is.""The program is rather expensive.""The UTM itself needs improvement. When you're navigating it seems like it takes forever to load anything. The hardware is okay. It's just the software that could be more responsive.""It's easy to use, but it's hard to configure exact settings. They need to make it easier to access advanced features.""On reports, they sometimes give a summary, but it lists different users as unknown. There are times that I really want to know which user or which IP is causing a problem."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Pricing varies as per the type of license.""Meraki is also expensive, but it's a little bit less expensive and it's easier to configure than Cisco ASA.""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."

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"For licensing the XG 210, we paid approximately $3000 for three years. There are no additional fees on top of this.""It's a suitable price and license.""We are paying about $1,500 yearly for the Enterprise Plus. As far as I know, there aren't costs above this standard fee.""The Sophos pricing, in general, is better than SonicWall, Fortinet, WatchGuard, or anybody else.""We paid for our licensing for three years, upfront, and there are no costs in addition to the standard fees.""The price is cheaper than that of some competing vendors.""The pricing is flexible. Sophos looks at a country's economy and offers flexible pricing. This is how they have managed to penetrate the market.""It's approximately $6,000 for each device."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: definitely the FortiGate , I can assist you with configuration and support if needed .
Top Answer: The simplicity of the setup is the most valuable feature.
Top Answer: The BGP engine is very limited.
Top Answer: If you pay for the premium support, you'll get better support from Sophos. I would rate Sophos XG an eight out of ten. The integration with their Sophos Central isn't great. That needs some work. If… more »
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MX64, MX64W, MX84, MX100, MX400, MX600
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Overview
With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.

Sophos XG Firewall is next gen firewall that is optimized for today’s business, delivering all the protection and insights you need in a single, powerful appliance that’s easy to manage.

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Comms Service Provider33%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Non Tech Company7%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company21%
Construction Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise25%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki MX vs. Sophos XG and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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Meraki MX is ranked 3rd in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 23 reviews while Sophos XG is ranked 7th in Firewalls with 48 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.2, while Sophos XG is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Meraki MX writes "Great SD-WAN solution. Manage multiple Meraki devices (security, switches, APs, Cameras) with a single pane of glass". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos XG writes "Offers a high level of visibility of what's happening on your network or on your client machines". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, SonicWall NSA and SonicWall TZ, whereas Sophos XG is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, pfSense, Sophos UTM, WatchGuard Firebox and Untangle NG Firewall. See our Meraki MX vs. Sophos XG report.

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