Meraki MX Pros and Cons

Meraki MX Pros

Craig Butler
Central Services Engineer at Liberty Technology
Meraki makes it easy to be secure and know where the holes are to fix them. We have been fixing anything that we have ever found for 20 years. We keep up-to-date with firmware upgrades. We just try to stay on top of everything for security, like maintaining updates and getting rid of old systems. I feel like we're on top of it.
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Phillip Peerman
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs.
Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.
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AH
reviewer1086276
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It has the most advanced security features, for example, layer 3 and layer 7 firewall capabilities and the end team and IPS protection. It also has IPS, and it has very good functioning of cloning services. You don't actually have to touch the device. If you have multiple companies in different countries, you don't really require this device to be touched. You can get it delivered directly to any office of a country, and then you can simply put your configuration over the cloud. It's very simplified and easy to manage. It gives a very good granular visibility about your network. Earlier, a lot of things were lacking in the network. We were unable to identify where the problem was, but after implementing Meraki MX, we are able to dig down and identify where is the problem. We can easily and quickly identify the sources and the root causes of the issues.
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Luis Mendes
Network Security Engineer at Techbase
A strong, reliable solution for small companies with little or no dedicated IT department.
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MXfirew677
CEO at ITSG SA
We work also with domain control (DC) from Microsoft or Amazon. We use a whole virtual appliance with Meraki.
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MM
Marek Modlinski Modlinski
Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
The technical support people from Meraki are brilliant.
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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.
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Jim Arvas
IT Support Admin at KuehneAndNadel
When you try to create an IP or when you have an alert about when a website is banned, these features are helpful.
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JD
Jurgen Dendas
Network and Security Administrator at AJINOMOTO-OMNICHEM
The initial setup for me was straightforward.
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TK
reviewer1442787
COO at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
They have very good technical support and I have relied heavily on them.
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Meraki MX Cons

Craig Butler
Central Services Engineer at Liberty Technology
When we do API integrations with Meraki, they have always been hard as well as tedious to build. The data that we want out of the API integrations has been only recently available. Six months ago, it was hard to get someone to build something correctly or useful with Meraki APIs. Recently, they have made more data available on the API, but it is just a start. They need to do more.
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Phillip Peerman
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Meraki tech support staff have a lot more visibility into your network than you do, which is frustrating at times. I understand the approach is to keep the dashboard easier to understand. This will frustrate more advanced users at times.‚Äč
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AH
reviewer1086276
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
From the improvement perspective, we need more monitoring capabilities. We want to have full-based access visibility, such as, what is happening when something is trying to reach and it is denying. We cannot see some parts of it. The integration of active directory with this product is not very fruitful. It has some bugs or lacks in the functionality of active directory integration. We are unable to identify where exactly and whether it has really applied our policy.
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Luis Mendes
Network Security Engineer at Techbase
The client-side VPN is weak. The product could be improved with deployment templates.
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FR
MXfirew677
CEO at ITSG SA
The problem is that the two licenses do not currently integrate. We have to create separate companies and do an interconnection.
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Marek Modlinski Modlinski
Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
They need to improve the link between Meraki and Active Directory.
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Amr Khalil
LTE RF Optimization Sr. Engineer at Spectrum
FortiGate is cheaper than Meraki. Even the license renewal is less than Meraki.
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Jim Arvas
IT Support Admin at KuehneAndNadel
What I would like to see in the next version is to have more interfaces for WAN links.
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JD
Jurgen Dendas
Network and Security Administrator at AJINOMOTO-OMNICHEM
Right now, you can postpone the update but eventually, if you don't do the update, it will install the updates automatically for you and that's something that is not working for me.
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TK
reviewer1442787
COO at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
It would be nice if the different services, including the SIEM SOC and endpoint detection and response (EDR) were integrated into one, so that I don't have to go to different vendors for different services.
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