Meraki MX Firewalls Reviews

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Network Systems Administrator at a non-tech company with 51-200 employees
Jun 29 2017

What is most valuable?

The features we see and use the most are the SD-WAN, auto failover for dual ISP connections, auto failover for our VPN connections and the bandwidth monitoring are the main features. Alerting and monitoring are the next feature we see as... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As the only network admin in the company, I have to monitor nine remote sites (production and shipping facilities) and 12 remote VPN connections from various smaller facilities. Each location is a processing facility, which, when in season,... more»

What needs improvement?

I do wish you could control some ports locally from a console, but this is not the case. The only thing you can control locally is the uplink ports.
Aimee white li?1414329795
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Website and EComm at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 13 2017

What do you think of Meraki MX Firewalls?

I was using the Meraki MX Firewall with a complete Meraki set up (WAPs over 43 acres) and, in general, it was a really lovely system to administer.  We had a problem with our MX100 and Meraki sent us a spare the next day so we'd have it on hand in case of issues - we did end up doing a swap to check if this solved the problem. The swap took less than an hour to have it up and running. Meraki products are great for swapping in and out and generally administering. I don't think you need to have much training to deal with most Meraki appliances - the user interface is very easy to sort. It's cloud based and I never had problems accessing it. I've taken some screenshots from the Meraki PDF on the MX100. This gives you an idea of the kind of thing you're going to see in...
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DIRECTOR
Jan 28 2018

What is most valuable?

* 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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Meraki lets us control all the traffic data and analyze it. The Traffic Shaping lets us install voice servers and give quality of service. It prevents us from being hacked and delivers information about who and where the attack came from.

What needs improvement?

It would be great if the Meraki devices let us see, in real time, the internet demand on a single device.
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Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a government with 51-200 employees
Feb 06 2018

What is most valuable?

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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easy of use * Remote management We are an MSP and Meraki provides MSPs with a combined management dashboard to centralize all clients under one single pane of glass. They offer a dynamic DNS, so Client VPNs and point-to-point VPNs can... more»

What needs improvement?

Some advanced enterprise features are missing, but for SMBs this solution is a dream to deploy and manage. Complex environments should look elsewhere, but I personally have not ran across anything that Meraki has not been able to handle so... more»
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Managing Partner, Sr. Solutions Architect, Speaker, Courseware Developer, Technical Trainer at a tech services company
Jan 21 2017

What is most valuable?

AutoVPN features allow you extremely simple mesh or site to site IPSEC VPN tunnels with no configuration. It's self managed and saves a bunch of time and effort. Setup and configuration is cloud controller based so you just setup anything you... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Setup and configuration could not be quicker. Their support is also unlimited, you call, you get a person who knows what they're doing and they always solve the problem.

What needs improvement?

There are a few things that are odd that I can do with other firewall products that I can't do with a Meraki. Such as - wanting to setup two firewalls in front of the same protected subnet. Since they 'act' like one when they are added, it... more»
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What is Meraki MX Firewalls?

With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.
Also known as
MX64, MX64W, MX84, MX100, MX400, MX600
Meraki MX Firewalls customers
Hyatt, ONS
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