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Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki MX vs. Zscaler Internet Access and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
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"They have very good technical support and I have relied heavily on them.""Dual WAN connections are greatly simplified and point-to-point VPNs automatically connect regardless of what WAN connection is active.""It is very easy to use and manage. It is also very easy to scale.""Both the scalability and the scalability are great with Meraki MX.""The technical support people from Meraki are brilliant.""It is easy to manage, which is one of the most important things for us. It is also flexible, stable, and scalable.""The most valuable feature is that we didn't have any problems with Meraki MX.""I love the simplicity of Meraki MX — specifically, the simplicity of the dashboard."

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"For our needs, the cloud-native proxy architecture is a very good solution. We are moving away from on-prem appliances and moving more toward cloud-based solutions. Zscaler is a good fit for our strategy. This architecture helps with cyber threats because we inspect most of the traffic and we can see that a lot of threats are stopped directly in the secure web gateway.""Zscaler Internet Access has helped us reduce the time that we spend managing security policies by about four hours a week. We can use this time to focus on other things, especially the IT team.""The data loss prevention feature is the most valuable. It stops our users from inadvertently leaking our customers' data to the Internet or anywhere else it shouldn't go.""The VPN is valuable, as the whole technology is very different from a traditional VPN.""Zscaler Internet Access protects using data loss prevention. If you have a CASB exposing your cloud out into the network, then Zscaler Internet Access will go ahead and control that unknown cloud application in the CASB, protecting it. There is also data detection with exact data match. This improves the data coming into your cloud so you are protecting it.""We don't have to buy equipment to use it. And when our engineers set it up on our side, we just configured a few settings and we were in.""The security is excellent."

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Cons
"You cannot use switching behaviors as you see on the Meraki switch.""As far as what needs to be improved — nothing really comes to mind. It does what we need it to do.""The security is not as strong as it could be""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.""You can only have one tunnel in the whole infrastructure — one tunnel with one device.""Management can be improved in Meraki MX.""In the next release, because the security is pretty basic, I think they could include additional security features."

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"One thing that they could improve is the ability to import rules from other platforms.""I would like to see more training and video documentation.""The reporting functionality could be a bit easier to use. There is a reporting function, but it's quite hard to do any good reporting, from a user-management perspective. For example, if a department manager wants to know how his department is using the web, there is a way to get the data, but it's quite cumbersome to get it and show it well. And that's true for comparing between departments.""There are a few features that are not compatible with the Azure cloud.""They could provide more time for the onboarding the training of an IT person.""An improvement would be if they could provide an out-of-the-box experience, like 20 to 30 features all ready to go. In comparison, LogRhythm offers out-of-the-box features. With Zscaler Internet Access, there is firewall IPS, multiple security services, filtering, DLP, and CASB browser isolation. These are things that all users are going to be using. However, when an administrator or architect would start building this, I would definitely need to engage professional services to help clients do it.""I don't know whether it's Zscaler or not, however, sometimes I can't access my time management. I need to wait and try again a few hours later. Typically, if I let some time pass, I can access it again."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price varies depending on the hardware platform as well as the type of license and whether you're adding security or not."
  • "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."
  • "​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 price is slightly increased, but reasonable."
  • "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."
  • "The pricing could always be improved — especially with the shape the economy is in at the moment."
  • "Meraki is the best option — based on the price and the features available."
  • "Its licensing cost could be better."
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  • "The pricing is fair based on its competitive market."
  • "The price is competitive. It's not cheap and it's not expensive."
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    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 »
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    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 »
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    We don't have to buy equipment to use it. And when our engineers set it up on our side, we just configured a few settings and we were in.
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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.

    Zscaler Web Security provides unmatched security, visibility and control, going beyond the basics of web content filtering. Delivered in the cloud, Zscaler includes award-winning web security integrated with our robust network security platform that features advanced threat protection, real-time analytics and forensics. You'll get protection across every user, location and device, including laptops, smartphones, tablets and Internet of Things devices.

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    Sample Customers
    Hyatt, ONS
    Ulster-Greene ARC, BanRegio, HDFC, Ralcorp Holdings Inc., British American Tobacco, Med America Billing Services Inc., Lanco Group, Aquafil, Telefonica, Swisscom, Brigade Group
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Pharma/Biotech Company13%
    Non Profit6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government5%
    Construction Company4%
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    Comms Service Provider27%
    Media Company9%
    Pharma/Biotech Company9%
    Engineering Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business56%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise21%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business45%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki MX vs. Zscaler Internet Access and other solutions. Updated: July 2019.
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    Meraki MX is ranked 1st in Unified Threat Management (UTM) with 17 reviews while Zscaler Internet Access is ranked 2nd in Secure Web Gateways (SWG) with 7 reviews. Meraki MX is rated 8.4, while Zscaler Internet Access is rated 8.8. 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 Zscaler Internet Access writes " AI decision-making on quarantined documents reduces manual work". Meraki MX is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall, Sophos XG and Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, whereas Zscaler Internet Access is most compared with Cisco Umbrella, Netskope CASB, Prisma SaaS by Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. See our Meraki MX vs. Zscaler Internet Access report.

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