Meraki MX Valuable Features

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. 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. View full review »
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. View full review »
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 »
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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 »
Frank Theilen
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. View full review »
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 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. 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 »
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 »
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. View full review »
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. 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 »
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. View full review »
Adnan Bastawala
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. View full review »
Howard Bishop
President at Computer Technology Services
In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with. View full review »
Ronnie Johnstone
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. View full review »
Mohamed Nabih
I.T. Manager at Egypt Foods group
The internet traffic shaping functionality has been very valuable. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Meraki MX. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
447,228 professionals have used our research since 2012.