Meraki MX Firewalls Competitors and Alternatives

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Ryan Partington
Real User
Systems Administrator at Universal Audio
Dec 09 2018

What needs improvement?

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. We needed the ability to failover to one of the others to do maintenance, and this is a glaring issue. However, it is one of their cheaper products, so its understandable. It is just that we would hope by now, because it... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We purchased the product through the AWS Marketplace. While I wasn't part of the buying process for Cisco ASA, I have used it to purchase AMIs. The AWS Marketplace been great, but it could be a bit more user-friendly from an aesthetic perspective. It is fully functional and easy to figure out once you are in it. However, the layout of the AMIs has a lot missing,... more»
Reinhardt Jansen
Real User
Senior Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Jun 14 2018

What is most valuable?

I have not had one issue with pfSense at all, which is amazing.

How has it helped my organization?

After we started with testing with it a bit, it showed that it can be utilized in a way that we wanted to utilize it.

What needs improvement?

Layer 7 filtering has been taken away from pfSense. They would like us to use Snort, which is a good thing, but I would... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a free solution.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used to use Empalis. We actually started to replace our Empalis with pfSense first to do testing, and see if it... more»

What other advice do I have?

They need to look at all the communities, comparisons, etc. and read up about the issues and problems people are having... more»

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