Meraki MX Firewalls Valuable Features

Luis Mendes
Network Security Engineer at Techbase
The feature I find most valuable is the auto VPN. That is because it is really easy to configure and it's really reliable. The way we do traffic shaping and the way we block trafficking, it's very easy to configure. It is also easy for clients to maintain even without IT employees. View full review »
One of the things I found very important for us is for our sites to have a new device. Another was to be able to have two solutions with the ease of firewalls to control everything. We use Meraki MX firewalls remote for small to bigger sites. One also was to have integration with have physical DC. We work also with domain control (DC) from Microsoft or Amazon. We use a whole virtual appliance with Meraki. One aspect of the problem is that we need to have the ability to do connections that are fully integrated, i.e. between one solution at home and at the data center. The short box epicenter is from Microsoft Azure in the future. View full review »
Phillip Peerman
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
The dashboard brings all management features with you wherever you are. All you need is an Internet connection and a browser and you can manage the solution. The dashboard tracks your uplink connectivity to the dashboard and double checks with you all changes impacting the connectivity, making it much safer to enact changes remotely. Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and site-to-site VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active. Site-to-Site VPNs are the easier to setup than any other vendor’s solution. You simple pick two or more devices to tunnel together and then select what network subsets should be allowed to cross the tunnel and you are done. The solution handles all the details. Site-to-site VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs. For MSPs the dashboard is even more convenient as all your clients are on the same MSP account. Switching between managing different clients Meraki equipment is a few clicks once you login to the dashboard. Two-factor authentication is available for enhanced dashboard security. View full review »
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Amr Khalil
LTE RF Optimization Sr. Engineer at Spectrum
The features we have found most valuable are the firewall and the monitoring tools. View full review »
Jim Arvas
IT Support Specialist at PAGOUNI S.A.
When you try to create an IP or when you have an alert about when a website is banned, these features are helpful. View full review »
Jurgen Dendas
Network and Security Administrator at AJINOMOTO-OMNICHEM
Out of the features, I think the web filtering is most important here, and the SD-WAN solution. View full review »
Javier Jaime
* Managed centrally over the web: You can manages all your Meraki devices in a single account. * Site to Site VPN: The device can establish a VPN connection to multiple sites in a mesh environment in seconds, and without complex VPN knowledge. * Traffic Shaping: The device lets you decide how you want to use your internet services. Due to the fact that Meraki can accept dual WAN, you can decide the way you balance the data traffic. * Content Filtering: Excellent, and very easy to use. You can establish rules over specific content, what is allowed to be used, and assign them to a single device or a group. * Intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/IPS): The best feature. It can detect malware, even a virus, and warn you by email about the device that has it. When the Meraki detects that something is wrong, it automatically blocks the connection or the intrusion, delivering a graphic report with all the necessary content. View full review »
Elie Cattan
IT Specialist and Senior Consultant at Netserve
We usually work with small businesses, so their requirements are simple. They just need to have a firewall to protect their internal network. Mainly that is it. So it's a simple firewall. View full review »
CFO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Auto-setup VPN between locations and the simple "cloud-panel" to administer all devices with an elegant overview, all from one place. View full review »
I like the automatic firmware updates. We use the Active Directory to authenticate VPN users. View full review »
Manuel Torfs
Company Owner at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
The most valuable feature is the cloud solution because it is configurable from anywhere. It is very user-friendly and not hard to learn. View full review »
Juan Facundo Martinez
CISCO and AVAYA Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We appreciate the ISP features: AMP, Antivirus, applications control, and traffic shaping. The dashboard is very intuitive and easy to understand. View full review »
Mohamed Nabih
I.T. Manager at Egypt Foods group
The internet traffic shaping functionality has been very valuable. View full review »
Sebastian Castrillon
Especialista en soluciones de telecomunicaciones corporativas at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees
Real Auto VPN with load balancer without needing a public IP. It is simple and functional. View full review »
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