Meraki MX-84 Next-Gen firewall
The MX-84 is Meraki’s mid-tier Next-Gen firewall. This friendly appliance puts non-IT types at ease with it’s simple setup. The MX84 is easy to configure even for people who have never done so before. Additionally, their tech support gets high marks. Plus, the MX84 is completely cloud-managed. Therefore, it gets all of its firmware upgrades through an SSL connection. The VPN can be set up in about 5 minutes.
Okay, it’s easy to use. But what can the Meraki MX-84 do?
The MX84 has Stateful Firewall Throughput of 500 Mbps and VPN Throughput of 250 Mbps. It also has Advanced Security Throughput of 320 Mbps. Additionally, it can support up to 200 users and 100 VPN tunnels.
What about features?
For one thing, the Meraki MX84 sports integrated SD-WAN technology. That adds networking ability to the mix that not all firewalls have. That’s not only a convenience, but a potential savings, as well. It definitely simplifies life for the non-IT professionals. And that’s who this appliance was designed for.
Of course, you also get all the great features common to Meraki security appliances. Besides stateful inspection firewall, there’s also auto-configuring site-to-site VPN and IPSec client VPN. Meraki has one of the easiest VPNs to deploy on the market. Identity based policies can also be easily configured. And this is critical for BYOD environments.
MX 84 offers superb protection while streamlining most administrative functions. And, since it’s a Layer 7 firewall, MX84 can enforce quite granular content filtering. For instance, you can grant access to individuals, groups, or applications based on specific criteria.
Who needs the MX-84?
This firewall is not only ideal for medium-sized businesses. It’s also ideal for a wide variety of growing SMBs. And, because of the MX84’s imminent scalability, it can keep up with hectic environments of nearly any size.
Tell me about Meraki’s licensing. What is this, and why do I need it?
Of course, the Meraki MX84 requires valid licensing to operate. These are on a “per device, per year” basis. The MX series has two licenses: Enterprise and Advanced Security. These are available in 1, 3, and 5 year options. They can be bought through your authorized Meraki partner.
Now, lets look at the basic Enterprise License. With it you’re getting an excellent stateful inspection firewall with VPN capabilities. This will do a good job of protecting your business from direct intrusion.
What is Meraki Advanced Security License?
For starters, the Advanced Security License offers a lot more protection. It’s an all-around security package that can protect you from nearly any attack. It includes Intrusion Detection / Prevention, Anti-Virus and Anti-Phishing. Additionally, you get Content-and-Web-Search Filtering, and Advanced Malware Protection.
Remember, without this licensing, your Meraki network device will cease to function. So, 30 days prior to your license’s expiration date the administrators on your account will be notified. Then, another e-mail will be sent 3 days prior to expiration.
Lastly, an expiration banner will also be displayed in the Meraki dashboard. However, you can reactivate your account at any point in the future, even after expiration. All you do is, just add the necessary number of valid licenses.
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|True and complete cloud-management|
|A breeze to deploy and operate, no expertise needed|
|Meraki templates make rules a snap to create and implement|
|Seamless connectivity backup|
Meraki MX-84 At a Glance
|Stateful Firewall Throughput||500 Mbps|
|Security Throughput||320 Mbps|
|Max VPN Throughput||250 Mbps|
|Recommended LAN Users||200|