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Meraki MX Valuable Features

Central Services Engineer at Liberty Technology

The site-to-site VPN is really good. It keeps us going when we expand clients. We can just say, "Wherever you are, we can put you behind the same firewall or pipe your traffic somewhere. It is very easy to set up." 

The web console for managing everything keeps everything on Meraki and keeps us from going somewhere else. It is why I think a lot of people like Meraki. Comparing it to SonicWall or even a different Cisco firewall, like traditional ASAs, managing Meraki is a thousand times easier because of fluidity. You don't have to rebuild a table just to change one rule. It's much more readable for a human. All of that ASA stuff and command line are great when you know how to use command line and worked on it for five years. However, if we are trying to train new people who are more used to a GUI on Windows, then Meraki will be a lot easier for everyone to learn, and even for salespeople to get data from it. It's better for the human environment and the human part of all of this.

Webex and Meraki kind of work together. That is the whole layering thing. WebEx is for your team collaboration. We use analytical data from WebEx Control Hub and Meraki to figure out issues with calls. We have to route it the right way, then figure out if the ISPs are giving us packet loss. Almost anything goes out to the Internet 100 percent works with Meraki because you have to troubleshoot the ISP, and Meraki is how you do that.

Meraki MX integrates stuff fairly well. We get the data we want out of it.

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EC
Director with 51-200 employees

The visibility through the cloud dashboard is most valuable. We can access the dashboard remotely anytime for configuration and monitoring. 

Its ease of configuration and management is very useful for us and for other companies that don't have an onsite IT person. It is easy to configure and easy to manage. It is easy to configure the VPN with the Auto VPN feature.

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PP
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. 

Options for teleworkers include the Meraki Z3 product. This device is great for extending your workforce into homes. It has a POE port built-in and can power a VoIP phone for your office communications as well as the AutoVPN capability. We have deployed a lot of these since COVID-19 emerged.

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AH
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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IT Adviser/Manager with 51-200 employees

The solution was cloud managed, so I could access it from anywhere and deploy it with zero configuration. No need to configure anything. Just send it to the location and connect with the internet. 

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MM
Senior Network Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees

Meraki is very easy to set up. It has a cloud-based setup where you log into a portal and it communicates with your device.

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TK
COO at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees

The whole selling point for this product is that it's cloud-managed.

They have very good technical support and I have relied heavily on them.

The ports can be VLAN separated, so we use that feature, or we used it in the past.

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Engineering Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

I love the simplicity of Meraki MX — specifically, the simplicity of the dashboard.

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MV
Managing Director at a tech company with 11-50 employees

It has very good features; it's easy to use, configure, set up, and deploy.

Also, the support is very good.

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GB
Commercial Product Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

It is easy to manage, which is one of the most important things for us. It is also flexible, stable, and scalable.

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MG
Solutions Specialist - Networking at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

It is very easy to use and manage. It is also very easy to scale.

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SS
Director, Enterprise Products at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The application visibility, performance visibility, and the failover capability for VPN are excellent.

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System and Network Administrator at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees

Meraki MX offers advanced filtration options, plus it behaves like a router and a firewall at the same time.

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President at Computer Technology Services

In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with. 

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Group ICT Manager at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees

The most valuable feature is that we didn't have any problems with Meraki MX.  

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