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2017-06-27T13:26:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Meraki MX?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Meraki MX, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Reseller

It is a very good platform for small businesses. It is easy to configure and manage, and it has Talos. It is easy to integrate with other Meraki products. Its contact filtering is also good, and the VPN is very easy to configure with the Auto VPN feature. It provides good security, but it is not the best. It is for small businesses, and it doesn't have the same functionality as Firepower or other brands, such as Fortinet. It doesn't have the same security as Firepower or FortiGate. I would recommend complementing the security provided by Meraki MX with an endpoint security solution. If you need more security, you can add sandbox security. I would rate Meraki MX an eight out of 10.

2021-08-03T07:24:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The suitability of this product depends on the customer's needs. If they don't need really complicated firewall rules, yet want to protect the network and want really good web filtering, then I recommend using Meraki. If on the other hand, they have a really complicated setup and want better filtering, then Sophos is the better option. Also, if you have your own web server or mail server on-site, then I recommend Sophos. If instead, you have a normal office network with mail stored in the cloud, then I recommend Meraki. Overall, this is a good product but it does have some limitations. Sophos UTM gives you more options, for example. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-02-07T11:05:49Z
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Top 20Reseller

You need to be ready to change your mindset of classical firewalls. Meraki is really more powerful with the full stack, which is the real purpose of this solution. The real advantage with Meraki is the interaction between different prototypes, like Xpoint which is Amex — this is a game-changer. It's great when you have the full stack and you can play with the different settings and interact between Meraki devices. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Meraki MX a rating of eight.

2021-01-08T13:09:25Z
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Top 5Reseller

I would absolutely recommend this solution. We will keep on selling this solution. I would rate Meraki MX a nine out of ten.

2020-12-24T15:13:10Z
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Real User

This is a nice device, although I find that when you speak with professionals about it, they put down these combined devices that have many different functionalities. They say that it is not like a bonafide firewall, the same way that they say the Barracuda IPS is not as good as a dedicated one. I wouldn't be able to tell you whether it's good or it's better unless something really bad happens. I don't know, for example, whether it works great or it's that we haven't been attacked yet. We have a SIEM SOC managed service and as part of it, they rely on the logs that the Meraki generates, so it can't be that bad of a product. Overall, this is a very nice product. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-20T14:00:04Z
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Real User

If you are a small scale company looking for an SD-Wan solution, plus UTM box-type combination, then Meraki is the best option — based on the price and the features available. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Meraki MX a rating of nine.

2020-11-24T13:09:05Z
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Reseller

If you're thinking about implementing Meraki MX, make sure to plan it properly. Planning takes time which gives you the ability to make sure it's scaled properly, without too much complexity. On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine — nothing is perfect.

2020-11-18T10:28:55Z
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Top 20Real User

I don't have much advice to offer — everybody has to do their due diligence. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Meraki MX a rating of eight.

2020-11-12T23:00:29Z
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Top 20Real User

I would recommend this solution based on the use case. I would rate Meraki MX an eight out of ten.

2020-11-12T17:02:25Z
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Top 5Real User

It's a good solution. If they're looking for something that is easy to use, easy to deploy, and easy to support, maybe they should consider Meraki, given the product is very stable. The features are good. The price point is one thing that we need to consider, but it's expected because good products come with slightly increased pricing. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-30T13:53:21Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

From the IT perspective, people are more relying on the cloud for cloud hosting. Instead of having the data center on-premises or hybrid, people are moving towards cloud hosting. The integration with cloud managed services is there. We have some services hosted on Azure. We also have some services hosted on Amazon. We have a plugin with the cloud manager, Meraki MX. It has VMS features available so that we can have the security and our own private cloud connected to Amazon, Azure, or any cloud services, which is a future proof solution. I would, of course, recommend Meraki MX. Everyone should have this cloud management solution. We never had any problems after the implementation. This solution also gave us the confidence to deploy across the group. If we had experienced, for example, sluggishness, slowness, or some unreliability, we would have not continued deploying it. Based on this, I would strongly recommend that any company in the world can deploy this product without any hesitation or doubt. It's very reliable. They are continuously updating the firmware and resolving the issues. They're always there to help you out. So, we should not be worried about this product. I would highly recommend that the Meraki MX appliance should be deployed. I would rate Meraki MX an eight out of ten. It has got pros and cons, but the pros are more.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
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Real User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of seven.

2020-08-19T07:57:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend Meraki MX. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. It can have better management.

2020-08-06T06:44:00Z
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Real User

I would rate it a ten out of ten. I'm very happy with the solution.

2019-08-21T06:36:00Z
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Real User

On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this product a 7. For us, the license is a big issue and we need to get better facilities, i.e. the original problem. From any country, it's not easy to manage a product remotely across the world. We are supporting little companies and compatibilities for three countries with different languages. It's not easy to deal with because the provider we use doesn't deliver to our country, even Israel. It's a problem we encounter more than the physical system. It's complicated. The one question we get about the system in Switzerland is that when we send it to the target countries, it's not good. We need a solution that merges both to be able to access the system and theoretically to target businesses. We don't have this possibility

2019-06-30T10:29:00Z
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Real User

I would give this solution about an eight out of ten. They can buy the brand directly or from a partner. They need to consider performance. I have to be totally honest about Meraki. Because of the client VPN, the lack of an easy way to implement templates with Meraki, that's really only enough for an eight.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I recommend anyone look towards the possibilities of firewalls of this caliber with Meraki. Research the top firewalls to compare, depending on how many users and the purpose of the need. It is great to have a firewall like Meraki or FortiGate. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Meraki an eight or nine.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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Real User

For this solution, Meraki is still more expensive than FortiGate. The FortiGate license is still less than the Meraki license. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate Meraki MX firewalls a 7. If they were to add the configuration tools, then it would be much higher.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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Consultant

In terms of advice, I would say you should really prepare for open source because you have more control. For us here, we are well trained in firewalling as we have access to open source software and we are good at it. Open source gets rid of all the licensing issues. Meraki is a good solution, but it's not the best solution out there. I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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Real User

As advice, I would say that you should look first through the community and see the different issues that people are running up against, so you're aware of what's going on. Meraki is very easy to configure. So if you want an easy to configure firewall, I think Meraki is a good solution for you. I would rate this solution between an eight and nine out of ten. The product still needs work and the features could be better.

2019-06-27T08:13:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution nine out of 10. As a solution, there is no need for improvement, it's a good solution.

2019-06-26T05:25:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I was very worried when Cisco purchased Meraki, but surprisingly, they have not changed the organization or product lines for the worse.

2018-01-27T13:26:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Be prepared for a new way of managing networks. Test it. See the webcast. The zero deployment is a killer feature. Network Products like switches and Wifi do the rest.

2017-06-27T13:26:00Z
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