Cisco Meraki presents a quick and simple way to implement SD-WAN and ensure the desired level of performance for critical applications, while also seamlessly delivering industry-leading security that includes Snort IDS/IPS, Cisco AMP, and content filtering.
The Meraki MX SD-WAN and Security appliances include 100% centralised cloud management for security, networking, and application control and can help you to significantly reduce total WAN costs and improve resource usage for multi-site deployments, allowing network administrators to use available bandwidth more efficiently.
The MX appliances elegantly create a framework for Meraki SD-WAN by securely auto-provisioning IPsec VPN tunnels between sites. The Meraki dashboard automatically negotiates VPN routes, authentication and encryption protocols, and key exchange for all Meraki MX appliances in an organisation to create hub-and-spoke or mesh VPN topologies.
Redundancy is built in to Meraki MX appliances from dual WAN and cellular uplinks to maintain connection to the Internet, to warm spare failover that ensures service integrity, to self-healing site-to-site VPN that keeps branches and public cloud IT services securely connected.
The Meraki dashboard enables network administrators to view networked clients, bandwidth consumption, and application usage across all sites, and push policies to block, shape, or whitelist activity to optimise performance and user experience. Deep visibility and control provides real insight from any Internet-accessible device, anytime, anywhere.
With Cisco Meraki, you can create SD-WAN policies in minutes:
- Define acceptable performance thresholds for web applications
- Select from built-in Layer-7 categories and applications
- Choose a preferred uplink and when failover should occur
Every Meraki MX appliance supports several features, like a stateful firewall and integrated Sourcefire intrusion prevention (IPS) engine, to keep networks secure. Threat definitions and filter lists are seamlessly updated, ensuring every site has bleeding-edge protection from the latest vulnerabilities and troublesome websites.
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