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Pros
"The most valuable feature is that we didn't have any problems with Meraki MX.""Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.""The technical support people from Meraki are brilliant.""We've had no issues with the scalability or the stability of this solution""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.""It is very easy to use and manage. It is also very easy to scale.""In general, Meraki MX is easy to work with.""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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"Its detection, antivirus, and filtering features are the most valuable. The facility to connect by using the VPN connection is also a very valuable feature. It is very strong, secure, and reliable. We have implemented the Untangle solution in all hardware. It is also a user-friendly solution. It is easy to learn and easy to configure.""They have a command center that makes it easy to log into and see all of your appliances nationwide.""All features are useful. We are using premium features such as bandwidth sharing, failover, web filters, SSL controls, antivirus, and VPN. We use these features to the fullest. These features are available in the paid firewall license, not the free one.""The most valuable features are IPS, MAPI, NAT, and VPN.""Easy to set up and easy to integrate."

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Cons
"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.""The whole Cisco Meraki range requires easier access for cameras. For a security center, it would be helpful to have easier access to cameras through the portal. Its licensing cost could also be better.""The security is not as strong as it could be""You cannot use switching behaviors as you see on the Meraki switch.""In the next release, because the security is pretty basic, I think they could include additional security features.""It would be nice if the different services, including the SIEM SOC and endpoint detection and response (EDR) were integrated into one, so that I don't have to go to different vendors for different services.""Management can be improved in Meraki MX.""You can only have one tunnel in the whole infrastructure — one tunnel with one device."

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"Web-filtering policies could be improved.""The pricing should be reduced because it is expensive.""We seek the availability of the hardware in our region. The hardware-based firewall from Untangle is currently not available in our region. It should have threat protection on a real-time basis. This feature, available in Check Point and Sandstorm kind of scenario, is currently missing in Untangle NG Firewall.""The common center facility that Untangle provides should be available on-premises. There are great corporations here in Mexico that like the Untangle solution, but they don't like the fact that the monitoring and access to the appliance are in the cloud. They request for the common center facility to be available and installed on-premises.""They don't have any feature that allows you to drop the session."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing could always be improved — especially with the shape the economy is in at the moment.""​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.""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."""Meraki is the best option — based on the price and the features available.""The license cost depends on the box. We acquired a different product line. We are dealing with MX appliance now, that is, MX6, MX54, MX100, MX250, MX450. Every box has got an identity, and it has got its own specification. Every box has got a different license fee. We deployed Meraki MX in UAE when it was not a mature product. We took a risk, but we were successful. We saved a huge amount of money after implementing and removing all the MPLS and leased lines. We got a broadband connection because Meraki MX could work on a broadband connection. We have drastically saved a very good amount of money, which was one of the successful things apart from the successful solution.""The price is slightly increased, but reasonable.""The price varies depending on the hardware platform as well as the type of license and whether you're adding security or not.""The price could be lower, but compared to the TCO of other products, it's not really that expensive."

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"It is not expensive. The best part is that it is based on the pay-per-use kind of scenario. An increase or decrease in the number of people doesn't make any difference. We are really happy about using this particular scenario.""The pricing model is better than with SonicWall.""It is not expensive. It is cheaper than Fortinet."

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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: They have a command center that makes it easy to log into and see all of your appliances nationwide.
Top Answer: The pricing model is better than with SonicWall. I am not able to discuss the pricing specifically because pricing with every partner is different.
Top Answer: They don't have any feature that allows you to drop the session. If you log in and you see your ARP table with many connections and you want to drop one for some reason or another, such as… more »
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Also Known As
MX64, MX64W, MX84, MX100, MX400, MX600
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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.

Untangle NG Firewall takes the complexity out of network security—saving you time, money and frustration. Get everything you need in a single, modular platform that fits the evolving needs of your organization without the headaches of multiple point solutions.

Enjoy the flexibility to deploy Untangle’s award-winning NG Firewall software on third party hardware, as a virtual machine, or as a turnkey appliance.

Rest assured that the browser-based, responsive and intuitive interface will enable you to create policies quickly and easily. Then, drill down into database-driven reports—the most comprehensive and detailed in the industry—to get visibility into exactly what’s happening on your network.

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Sample Customers
Hyatt, ONS
North American Stamping Group, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey (CPNJ), Brown County Schools, IN, City of Bridgeton, MO, Lancaster County, SC, Vision Charter School, Clay County Sheriff’s Department, NC, Breakwater School, Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, NH, Admiral Farragut Academy, Flow Companies, No Ordinary Hotel, KECdesign,
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 Provider39%
Computer Software Company16%
Government5%
Educational Organization4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business56%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise21%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise38%
REVIEWERS
Small Business100%
Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki MX vs. Untangle NG Firewall and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Untangle NG Firewall is ranked 6th in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 5 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while Untangle NG Firewall is rated 9.4. 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 Untangle NG Firewall writes "Good VPN features, helpful reporting and alerting, built-in content filtering, and excellent support". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and Palo Alto Networks NG Firewalls, whereas Untangle NG Firewall is most compared with OPNsense, pfSense, Sophos UTM, Sophos XG and WatchGuard Firebox. See our Meraki MX vs. Untangle NG Firewall report.

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