FireWall Meraki MX68, security device managed in the cloud

FireWall Meraki MX68, security device managed in the cloud

Cisco Meraki announces the end of the sale for the next product MX65 and MX65W. The security devices managed in the cloud MX65 and MX65W have been replaced by the MX68 and MX68W, which have more capacity at the same price.

Discontinued ModelNew Replacement Model
MX65-HW

MX65W-HW

MX68-HW

MX68W-HW

With the same cost, the Meraki MX68 equipment provides more capacity:

Recommended max clientsInterfacesStateful firewall throughputMaximum VPN throughputVPN tunnels
MX65-HW5012 × GbE (2 PoE+)
USB 3G/4G
250 Mbps100 Mbps50
MX68-HW5012 × GbE (2 PoE+)
802.11ac WiFi
USB 3G/4G
450 Mbps200 Mbps50
MX65W-HW5012 × GbE (2 PoE+)
USB 3G/4G
250 Mbps100 Mbps50
MX68W-HW5012 × GbE (2 PoE+)
802.11ac/n Wave 2 WiFi
USB 3G/4G
450 Mbps200 Mbps50

Types of licensing:

Comment that there are two types of licensing in MX. The Enterprise license and the Advanced Security, with option of 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 years.

Next, we show in table the comparison between the two licenses:

FeatureEnterprise licenseAdvanced Security license
Stateful firewall
VLAN to VLAN routing
Link bonding / failover
3G / 4G failover
Traffic shaping / prioritization
Site-to-site VPN
Client VPN
MPLS to VPN Failover
Splash pages
Configuration templates
HTTP content caching
Group Policies
Client connectivity alerts
SD-WAN. WAN optimization
Geography based firewall rules
Intrusion detection / prevention
Content filtering
Anti-virus and anti-phishing
Youtube for Schools
Web Search Filtering
AMP / Anti-malware

 

Finally we focus on what we consider a good product for the SME, MX68W with Advanced Security licensing, we comment the benefits:

  • Next-generation firewall, layer 7 “next generation” firewall, gives administrators full control over the users, content and applications of their network.
  • Application control
  • Web caching
  • Various WAN uplinks.
  • Fault tolerance
  • Content filtering
  • Intrusion prevention, based on SNORT®.
  • Antivirus and antiphishing
  • Web search filtering

Advantages against traditional firewalls:

  • Centralized and simple management of all firewalls from a single administration portal. It is 100% managed in the cloud, the installation and remote administration are very simple.
  • Traffic modeling and application management
  • Failover 3G / 4G through a USB modem
  • Web caching
  • Management of VPNs extremely simple and automated and without additional costs per user.
  • Optimization of traffic between sites with data compression saving bandwidth and increasing speed.
  • Prioritization of traffic by applications to optimize the use of the Internet.
  • Integrated reports in the management portal, without the need for additional installations.
  • Proactive threat management

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