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Pros
"Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.""Point-to-point VPNs can dynamically follow IP changes with no need for static IPs.""In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with.""The technical support people from Meraki are brilliant.""It has very good features; it's easy to use, configure, set up, and deploy.""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.""Meraki MX offers advanced filtration options, plus it behaves like a router and a firewall at the same time.""Both the scalability and the scalability are great with Meraki MX."

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"In terms of the most valuable features, the IPS report is quick and updated. Performance is also valuable.""While the features are not dissimilar to other brands, configuration is much more simple, which works out great for Indonesian people.""It's a very simple to use product.""We've found the technical support to be helpful.""Sangfor has the best capabilities for securing connections, securing web browsers, securing servers, and general threat protection.""In four steps one can configure the entire firewall."

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Cons
"In the next release, because the security is pretty basic, I think they could include additional security features.""You cannot use switching behaviors as you see on the Meraki switch.""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.""The security is not as strong as it could be""As far as what needs to be improved — nothing really comes to mind. It does what we need it to do.""They need to improve the link between Meraki and Active Directory.""You can only have one tunnel in the whole infrastructure — one tunnel with one device.""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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"The solution has too many bugs and these slow down the implementation.""The web interface needs to be improved, making it more user-friendly.""I believe that IAM and NGFW need to merge into a single box, instead of there being two separate box solutions.""They need to increase the number of ports in the firewall.""Occasional issues with breaches which are dealt with expediently."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Meraki is the best option — based on the price and the features available.""The price could be lower, but compared to the TCO of other products, it's not really that expensive.""It is a good global solution in terms of the price and features, but because we sell this solution in dollars, sometimes we don't get to sell this solution in Brazil because the dollar is very expensive. The price of every project is different. It varies depending upon the project, scenario, and client.""Its licensing cost could be better.""Like any Cisco product, the license is really expensive for small business clients. It needs to be cheaper. If you look it up, you might go, "That doesn't make any sense."""We just have to pay for the product and the license. We have a license for three years, and it is renewed every three years. It costs $1,200 for three years for one endpoint. Meraki had a good promotion for remote workers or remote workforce. The discount is very good. This promotion continues till the next fiscal year of Cisco.""​Other content filtering solutions that I have used had more bells and whistles, but given the cost, complexity, and management overhead, I am very pleased with Meraki’s solution.""The pricing could always be improved — especially with the shape the economy is in at the moment."

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"Sangfor is cheaper than competing vendors.""When it comes to the price of firewall solutions, Sangfor NGAF takes the cake.""The price is unmatcheable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer:  Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software is the operating software for the Cisco ASA suite. It supports network security and firewall options. We researched both Meraki and ASA. We liked… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: We just have to pay for the product and the license. We have a license for three years, and it is renewed every three years. It costs $1,200 for three years for one endpoint. Meraki had a good… more »
Top Answer: In four steps one can configure the entire firewall.
Top Answer: The price is very cheap. It cannot be matched.
Top Answer: I believe that IAM and NGFW need to merge into a single box, instead of there being two separate box solutions.
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37,477
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31,967
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12
Average Words per Review
668
Rating
8.3
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out of 47 in Firewalls
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5,054
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2,870
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5
Average Words per Review
354
Rating
8.2
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Also Known As
MX64, MX64W, MX84, MX100, MX400, MX600
Sangfor NGAF Firewall Platform
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Overview
With the proliferation of modern applications and mixed-use networks, host and port based security is no longer sufficient. Cisco Meraki's layer 7 "next generation" firewall, included in MX security appliances and every wireless AP, gives administrators complete control over the users, content, and applications on their network.

Sangfor Next Generation Firewall (also known as NGAF) is a converged security solution providing protection against advanced threat, malware, viruses, ransomware and web-based attacks using integrated security features like firewall, IPS, anti-virus, anti-malware, APT, URL filtering, Cloud Sandbox, and WAF. As the world's first AI-enabled and fully integrated Next Generation Firewall & Web Application Firewall (WAF), NGAF offering the security visibility, real-time detection and response, simplified operation and maintenance and high-performance application layer security needed to operate an enterprise network in total security. Tested and proven to provide cutting-edge network security by ICSA Labs and endorsed by Gartner Inc., NGAF harnesses the power of Sangfor’s Neural-X threat intelligence and analytics platform and Engine Zero’s innovative malware detection to provide next-generation protection for today’s enterprise.

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Sample Customers
Hyatt, ONS
The Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (Indonesia), Lawson, Inc. (Philippines), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (Indonesia), TEK Automotive (Italy), etc.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider31%
Financial Services Firm13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Non Tech Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company20%
Government5%
Construction Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider43%
Computer Software Company20%
Media Company5%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise21%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise57%
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Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Sangfor NGAF is ranked 23rd in Firewalls with 6 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while Sangfor NGAF is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Meraki MX writes "Makes it easy to stay on top of everything for security". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sangfor NGAF writes "Great pricing, reliable stability, and easy to deploy". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls, whereas Sangfor NGAF is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Sophos XG, Fortinet FortiOS, Sophos UTM and OPNsense.

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