Anonymous UserIP Network Architect/Manager at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution is a whole vertical solution, so it doesn't need any other components in order to provide basic features."
"The dashboard is user-friendly. It's very simple to use."
"The Meraki SD-WAN solution is simple to deploy."
"The dashboard is the solution's most valuable feature."
"The solution's ability to prioritize traffic is its most valuable feature."
"This product has a simple configuration that can be accessed through a web interface or the API."
"This is a high availability solution that is easy to configure and has a nice GUI."
"The most interesting feature is the amount of information you can get from overseeing the system from a centralized place."
"It definitely offers a lot of advanced functionality."
"The adoption of endpoint services or endpoint security should be developed in future releases."
"The solution could be improved if it added more features, especially monitoring and reporting features."
"They stopped doing WAN optimization as a feature set, which is lacking. They need to relook at that and consider WAN optimization as an option."
"The solution lacks a certain amount of functionality and features."
"The solution needs a multi-use provider portal."
"It should be easier to install BGP and it should have a better backup."
"When there is an issue, I find it difficult to figure out what is going wrong because the logs do not provide as much information as solutions from HP."
"There could be more options for integration between other devices — sort of being able to more easily make everything integrated in one solution."
"We found it to be too complex for our use case."
"Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years."
"The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually."
"The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive."
"Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."
"like everything else, it's negotiable."
"If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included."
"This solution is more expensive than competitors."
"From an economic perspective the solution is very competitive to what is offered in the market."
Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.
Versa Networks Cloud Services Gateway (CSG) is a next-generation enterprise software-defined networking appliance that is based on Intel's x86 latest architecture to deliver cloud-native SD-WAN, SD-Security, and SD-Routing services.
Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 21 reviews while Versa Cloud Services Gateway is ranked 7th in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 1 review. Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2, while Versa Cloud Services Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Versa Cloud Services Gateway writes "Has many capabilities, but is overly complex for our use cases". Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Cradlepoint NetCloud and Prisma SD-WAN, whereas Versa Cloud Services Gateway is most compared with 128 Technology SD-WAN.
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