Meraki MX Alternatives and Competitors

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Shashidhara B N
Director - Technology Solutions & Services at Connectivity IT Services Private Limited
Real User
Top 5
Jul 27, 2020
This best in class Next-Gen firewall is elegant in its ease-of-use and architecture

What is our primary use case?

For different customers, we use the product in different ways. In some cases, it is going to be an on-premises solution. In some cases, it is going to be a cloud-integrated solution. That is one of the best things about Juniper. We can use a single box and have the same unified policy structure if it is off the cloud or it is on-premises. Our primary use case is basically to use it like you would any other firewall. I do not call this a firewall anymore because it has functionality beyond what we traditionally think of as a firewall. Those days are gone where a firewall does just one thing… more »

Pros and Cons

  • Juniper is one of the most powerful network security solutions while remaining simple to use, set up, and scale.
  • It could have features that other products support like blade options and stand-alone endpoint security.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to anyone considering Juniper as a solution would be to first understand that the product needs to be chosen to fit the environment. You want to get the one right box that has the capacity you need. You have everything you need in the model by just updating your license. You do not have to look for a new box when your traffic remains under the upper limits of the capacity. If you are under the limitations of the capacity, the traffic goes straight out, unimpeded. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Juniper SRX as a nine or even a…
Scott Morin
Owner / Sr. System Engineer at Midwest Technology Specialists LLC.
Real User
Top 20
Jul 13, 2020
Enables us to drop a lot of traffic and reduce a lot of load on otherwise poorly performing Internet connection

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use cases are for the firewall and for limited routing for small to medium-sized businesses.

Pros and Cons

  • As a whole, it has a very low requirement for ongoing interaction. It's very self-sufficient. If properly patched, it has very high reliability. The total cost of ownership once deployed is very low.
  • The data loss protection works well, but it could be easier to configure. The complexity of data loss protection makes it a more difficult feature to fully leverage. Better integration with third-party, two-factor authentication would be advantageous.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate WatchGuard Firebox a ten out of ten.
Ryan Partington
Systems Administrator at Universal Audio
Real User
Top 20
Dec 9, 2018
We need the product to have HA pairs, so we can failover. It is relatively stable.

What is our primary use case?

It's our firewall for our AWS VPC on the internal side that connects our VPC to headquarters. I have been using the product for two years, but it has been installed in my company for four years.

Pros and Cons

  • The integration and configuration were pretty straightforward.
  • Even on a smaller scale, people are finding you need HA pairs, and there's no way that the ASA can do that, at least in the virtual version.

Cost and Licensing Advice

  • With the Cisco ASA, you do get what you pay for. What would really be awesome is to see Cisco blow out a real cheap version where you can use the sandbox, but leave it step-wise and go to another product relatively easily, like getting you hooked on candy.
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