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Pros
"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."

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"Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.""Overall, it's nice and very user friendly. That's what makes it so successful. They give you complicated features but with a very simple user interface, and that's been a big success for them.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are the next-generation firewall features and geo-blocking capabilities.""Their dashboard is also a good point for us and the customer. The solution is very clean and easy."

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Cons
"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."

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"The UTM features can be improved. It should offer better functionality.""We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the customers can have bigger chunk from the SD-WAN side so that customers can have critical data be transferred with NPS VPN and non-critical data or some labeled traffic can be transferred by the SD-WAN network. I think it's a very important direction for digital transformation.""The support needs to be improved.""The smaller units lack a lot of functionality.""Another thing that should be improved in Versa are their firewall features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"The price is expensive but it makes sense for the market."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We are currently reviewing various SD-WAN vendors for our infrastructure and what I found lacking with Cisco Meraki is that you cannot use Active/Active HA with two MX devices. Only HA is available… more »
Top Answer: The solution is very stable.
Top Answer: Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years.
Top Answer: Our organization finds the application routing features extremely useful.
Top Answer: The price is consist of several aspects but it makes sense for the market. For the SD-WAN solution, it's not just the pricing for accreditations from the solution side. We need to combine the hardware… more »
Top Answer: We need to think about how to leverage the MPLS-VPN customers, so to integrate the SD-WAN network. We are thinking about how to make customers consolidate the loads to an SD-WAN network so that the… more »
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Overview

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 FlexVNF is a multi-service, multi-tenant software platform built from ground up on cloud principles to deliver scale, segmentation, programmability and automation. It provides both networking and security functions in a single software along with service chaining capabilities.

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Sample Customers
École Jeannine ManuelCenturyLink, RCN Business, Colt Technology Services
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider22%
Educational Organization22%
Logistics Company11%
Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company26%
Retailer5%
Media Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company6%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise24%
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Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 15 reviews while Versa FlexVNF is ranked 5th in SD-WAN with 5 reviews. Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2, while Versa FlexVNF is rated 8.0. 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 FlexVNF writes "Excellent integration capabilities, good UI and offers great security features". Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VeloCloud, Cisco SD-WAN, Cradlepoint NetCloud, VMware NSX and CloudGenix, whereas Versa FlexVNF is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, VeloCloud, Fortinet FortiGate, CloudGenix and Zscaler SASE.

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