Meraki's latest MX devices extend the capabilities of their equally impressive predecessors. These cloud-managed appliances are ideal for enterprises that depend on remote management for their branches. They represent the perfect balance between easy deployment and advanced functionality.
All new MX devices boast several similarities, the most apparent of which is control through the Meraki dashboard. They also receive prompt firmware upgrades. Others include content filtering, static routing, remote packet capturing tools, and geo-based firewall policies.
You'll also have access to historical client analytics, custom traffic shaping, NetFlow support, and active directory integration. Additional features include Syslog integration, IDS/IPS protection, advanced endpoint protection, automatic WAN failover, and configurable VLANs. All models have multi-color, multi-function LED lights to notify you of different statuses.
Essential Highlights of the New MX Models
This device is suitable for branches with a maximum of 200 users. It offers a site-to-site VPN throughput of up to 500 Mbps and 75 concurrent VPN tunnels. A maximum 1 Gbps firewall throughput and 750 Mbps with advanced cybersecurity ensure fast connectivity throughout.
The MX 75's WAN interface consists of a dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP module and 2 RJ45 ports. You can also receive cellular uplink through a USB modem. The LAN interface contains ten dedicated RJ45 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
This model is a desktop design with a weight of 1.87lb or 0.85kg. Other physical dimensions include a height, depth, and width of 27mm, 148mm, and 283mm. It utilizes a power load of 12W when idle and 96W at maximum capacity. The accessories include an AC power cable with a US, EU, UK, or AU plug, depending on your location.
This small-to-medium business solution is ideal for an organization of not more than 250 users. It offers a variety of flexible connection options to facilitate scalability. They include two 1GbpE SFP ports, two RJ45 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and four dedicated WAN uplinks.
These features enable the stateful firewall, site-to-site VPN, and advanced security throughputs of up to 1 Gbps, 500 Mbps, and 800 Mbps, respectively. The MX85 is a rack mount device with larger dimensions than the MX75. It also has an idle to max power load range of 12W to 55W.
This device’s optimum operating temperature is 32°F to 104°F, while its storage temperature falls between -4°F and -158°F. The Meraki MX85 supports various pluggable optics to facilitate high-speed connections to aggregation switches or between wiring closets.
In addition to offering various pluggable modules, each device has also passed compatibility tests with third-party alternatives. The Meraki dashboard makes it easy to deploy and configure the MX85 almost anywhere. The lack of active fans also results in quiet operation.
This MX device with a stateful firewall throughput of up to 2 Gbps can support as many as 500 users. Some of its unique features include:
- Network security services, such as identity-based policies, device quarantine, and client VPN (IPsec).
- A USB modem slot that supports 3G/4G failover
- Advanced security services, including malware protection, Google SafeSearch, and IDS/IPS.
The MX95 utilizes a single power supply unit with a capacity of 100W. This device comes with a lifetime hardware warranty that includes advanced replacement.
The MX105 is an SD-WAN appliance that utilizes the emerging SASE technology as a building block for large branches of up to 750 users. It has maximum stateful firewall throughput of 3 Gbps. The cloud-powered centralized management allows you to perform zero-touch deployments.
If you purchase an advanced security license, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art protection, including Cisco's Secure Malware Analytics. Other cybersecurity measures are content and web search filtering, Cisco AMP, and intrusion protection.
The MX105 also boasts various management and monitoring characteristics that are beneficial to your business. They include network-wide alerts, real-time troubleshooting, user identification, automatic firmware upgrades, and centralized policy management.
The purchase includes dual 250W power supplies. This appliance works best in an optimum temperature of 32°F to 104°F and non-condensing humidity of 5 to 95%.
- Read the installation guide carefully to avoid making mistakes that might void your warranty.
- Perform the relevant pre-installation preparations. They include dashboard network configuration, checking the firmware, and configuring firewall settings.
- Connect to your WAN and set up a DHCP address.
Apart from your installation guide, the Meraki dashboard provides helpful prompts that turn installation into a smooth and intuitive experience.
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