Meraki SD-WAN Pros and Cons

Meraki SD-WAN Pros

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Olushola Adio
EMEA Network Operations Team Lead at LafargeHolcim
This product contributed to a huge benefit in our bottom line on operational costs.
Meraki can react fast to emerging trends.
t is very stable based on our experience and the application performance has been superb.
Tech support is willing to go the extra mile to resolve issues.
As long as the LAN is well structured, installations and setup can be complete within forty-five minutes.
Using Meraki just solves a lot of problems.
Meraki makes you believe that anything is possible.
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Jóhann G. Thorarensen
IT Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
The most interesting feature is the amount of information you can get from overseeing the system from a centralized place.
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AH
reviewer1086276
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I can manage it very well and in a very easy way.
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DB
reviewer1043067
Director Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
The advantage you have with Cisco Meraki is that they take a lot of that complexity out of the backend.
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Spencer Malmad
Owner at Tech Exchange
The seamless end-to-end setup is really what makes it beautiful; that's why Meraki is good.
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Samuel-Emesoronye
Network Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable feature is application performance monitoring and being able to browse packets dynamically based on priorities.
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BM
reviewer1442538
CTO Training & Consulting at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are load balancing and the security possibilities you have.
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VR
reviewer1182699
Network and Cyber Security Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The Meraki SD-WAN solution is simple to deploy.
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MA
MOhd Alias
Associate Senior Researcher at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I like the entire set of features and the analytics.
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AndreasRuemmeli
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The dashboard is user-friendly. It's very simple to use.
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Meraki SD-WAN Cons

OA
Olushola Adio
EMEA Network Operations Team Lead at LafargeHolcim
The VPN client could be improved.
Meraki could make better use of virtual connect.
Warm spare is a good failover solution but Meraki could do something more to handle failovers better.
The default classes should be expanded.
There are currently issues with NAT-Unfriendly situations on G4 networks that should be resolved.
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Jóhann G. Thorarensen
IT Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
There could be more options for integration between other devices — sort of being able to more easily make everything integrated in one solution.
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AH
reviewer1086276
Group Network Specialist at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
We'd like features that provide more transparency when there are issues. Right now, it's hard to get clarity on problems. We need more visibility.
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DB
reviewer1043067
Director Of Information Technology at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
There are literally things you cannot do at this point in a graphical user interface that can be done from a command line.
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Spencer Malmad
Owner at Tech Exchange
I think they should enhance the security.
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Samuel-Emesoronye
Network Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The port density should be improved because this solution is limited to two.
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BM
reviewer1442538
CTO Training & Consulting at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Meraki is more or less intelligent load balancing, although a lot of features are missing that our SD-WAN solutions will have.
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VR
reviewer1182699
Network and Cyber Security Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
They stopped doing WAN optimization as a feature set, which is lacking. They need to relook at that and consider WAN optimization as an option.
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MA
MOhd Alias
Associate Senior Researcher at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Meraki offers the client basic security, it is not the same as what FortiGate is offering.
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AndreasRuemmeli
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
The solution could be improved if it added more features, especially monitoring and reporting features.
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Learn what your peers think about Meraki SD-WAN. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
501,151 professionals have used our research since 2012.