Meraki has developed an unprecedentedly easy-to-navigate ecosystem for its’ products to co-exist in. And this cloud-based, centrally managed platform has only grown in size and maturity. Over time, a growing, increasingly-loyal customer base have simply come to expect their Merakis to be simple to set up, easy to use, and a breeze to manage. Well, the Cisco Meraki MX95 firewall is no different!
The Meraki MX95 is a predictably friendly appliance that puts non-IT types at ease with it’s ‘snap’ deployment. In fact, MX95 can be installed in seconds, and is completely cloud-managed. At that point, it then gets all of its firmware upgrades through an SSL connection. The VPN can be set up in 5 minutes.
Performance of the Meraki MX95
Basically, the Meraki MX95 does everything the MX84 does, just better. A LOT better. Both have hands-off set-up, stateful firewall, Layer 7 application visibility, traffic shaping, and content filtering. But where the MX84 pushes 500 Mbps of Stateful Firewall Throughput, the MX95 reaches 2 Gbps.
VPN Throughput for the MX84 is up to 250 Mbps, for the MX95 its 900 Mbps. Advanced Security Throughput are 320 Mbps and 1 Gbps, respectively.
The MX95 can support up to 500 users, about 300 more than the MX84. The interfaces are a little different; the MX84 has 10x GbE 2 × SFP USB 3G/4G ports. On the other hand, the MX95 has 2x 10GbE SFP+ and 2x 2.5GbE RJ45 (1x PoE+) WAN ports, and 4x GbE RJ45, 2x 10GbE SFP+ USB 3G/4G LAN ports.
Tell me about Meraki’s licensing. What is this, and why do I need it?
All Merakis require valid licensing to operate. These are on a “per device, per year” basis. The MX series has three licenses: Enterprise, Advanced Security, and Secure SD-WAN Plus. These are available in 1, 3, and 5 year options.
Features of the Cisco Meraki MX95 security appliance
The Cisco Meraki MX95 firewall is ideal for small to medium businesses, and also schools, hospitals, and institutional settings. As such, it has features like Content filtering, Google SafeSearch and YouTube for Schools. Plus, there’s Intrusion detection and prevention, Advanced Malware Protection, and Auto VPN™ self-configuring site-to-site VPN. It supports 75 VPN tunnels.
The MX series is the industry’s only 100% cloud-managed UTM firewall/SD-WAN in a single appliance. MX appliances self-provision, automatically pulling policies and configuration settings from the cloud. This auto-pilot personality is typical of all of Meraki’s products. They’re just easygoing, plug-and-play devices that non-IT types feel comfortable with. And it’s one of the big reasons they are so well-loved in the educational, healthcare, and small business sectors.
Meraki MX95 highlights
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