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"We have found the scalability to be good.""The seamless end-to-end setup is really what makes it beautiful; that's why Meraki is good.""I can manage it very well and in a very easy way.""I have found the dashboard very useful, you can configure all of your devices at the same time by just changing some menus.""The most valuable feature is application awareness.""Meraki can react fast to emerging trends.""Using Meraki just solves a lot of problems.""Meraki SD-WAN is a very stable and scalable solution with good technical support."

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"If the MPLS goes down, there is a really smooth transition for a branch site to take traffic over the Internet. It will advertise the routes of that site in a jiffy."

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"The VPN client could be improved.""There are literally things you cannot do at this point in a graphical user interface that can be done from a command line.""I think they should enhance the security.""Warm spare is a good failover solution but Meraki could do something more to handle failovers better.""The default classes should be expanded.""The port density should be improved because this solution is limited to two.""You need to have internet access to configure the solution. You cannot do it locally, there should be a local option.""Some systems use some applications with the wrong data application. It bypasses the network, and you need to block that application on Meraki. We first try to put in passwords to do it and the network is not really safe. It's not 100%, the network can be bypassed."

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"We are incorporating their zone-based firewalls. Prisma SD-WAN has limited documentation on how it manipulates traffic, e.g., how it is interacting with TCP and UDP. We recently had some traffic that was black holing. We literally had to do packet captures to see that the new zone-based firewall, which runs on top of Prisma SD-WAN, was causing issues."

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  • "Meraki solutions come with a choice of several different subscription options including one year, three years, five years, seven years, and ten years."
  • "The licensing fees are approximately $1,000 USD annually."
  • "The pricing is fair, but if they can make it less it would be even more attractive."
  • "Any license you buy until January 2021 gets you an extra year for that purchase."
  • "like everything else, it's negotiable."
  • "If you purchase a Meeraki box, you have to purchase a license, and it's already the basic license, you will have you SD-WAN included."
  • "This solution is more expensive than competitors."
  • "From the perspective of the customer, the price is not terribly cost-effective."
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  • "This solution stood out because it cost considerably less than the other SD-WAN solutions out there from Cisco."
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    Software-defined WAN is a new approach to network connectivity that lowers operational costs and improves resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use bandwidth more efficiently and ensure the highest possible level of performance for critical applications without sacrificing security or data privacy. For more information on deploying and configuring SD-WAN on the Meraki MX Security Appliance, see the Meraki SD-WAN Deployment Guide.

    Simplify management, enable app-defined SD-WAN policies and deliver a secure, cloud-delivered branch today with the Industry’s first next-generation SD-WAN.

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    Sample Customers
    École Jeannine Manuel
    Open Networking User Group, Columbia Sportswear Company, Coca Cola
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider44%
    Educational Organization13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Logistics Company6%
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Healthcare Company3%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Meraki SD-WAN is ranked 1st in Software Defined Networking (SDN) with 18 reviews while Prisma SD-WAN is ranked 16th in Software Defined WAN (SD-WAN) Solutions with 1 review. Meraki SD-WAN is rated 8.2, while Prisma SD-WAN is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Meraki SD-WAN writes "Ultimate flexibility in this solution lends opportunities for creative problem solving and cost savings". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Prisma SD-WAN writes "We haven't experienced anything ever go down. It has limited documentation on how it manipulates traffic". Meraki SD-WAN is most compared with VMware SD-WAN, Cisco SD-WAN, Versa FlexVNF, Cradlepoint NetCloud and VMware NSX, whereas Prisma SD-WAN is most compared with Cisco SD-WAN, Prisma Access by Palo Alto Networks, VMware SD-WAN, Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect and Versa FlexVNF.

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