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Compare Cisco ASA 5500-X Series and Cisco Meraki

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side-by-side comparison of Cisco ASA 5500-X Series vs. Cisco Meraki
based on preference data from user reviews. Cisco ASA 5500-X Series rates 4.3/5 stars with 22 reviews. By contrast, Cisco Meraki rates 4.6/5 stars with 56 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
(22)
4.3 out of 5
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
(56)
4.6 out of 5
Cisco Meraki
Star Rating
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
Market Segments
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Enterprise (47.6% of reviews)
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
Mid-Market (64.8% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
No pricing information available
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
No pricing information available

Cisco ASA 5500-X Series vs Cisco Meraki

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Cisco Meraki easier to use, set up, and administer. However, reviewers preferred doing business with Cisco ASA 5500-X Series overall.

  • Reviewers felt that Cisco Meraki meets the needs of their business better than Cisco ASA 5500-X Series.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that Cisco ASA 5500-X Series is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Cisco Meraki over Cisco ASA 5500-X Series.
Categories
Shared Categories
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series and Cisco Meraki are categorized as Unified Threat Management (UTM)
Unique Categories
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series has no unique categories
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki is categorized as Visitor Behavior Intelligence
Pricing
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki Pricing
Free Trial Unavailable
Ratings
Meets Requirements
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.7
Responses: 18
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.2
Responses: 49
Ease of Use
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.2
Responses: 18
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.4
Responses: 50
Ease of Setup
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
6.9
Responses: 12
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.4
Responses: 44
Ease of Admin
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.6
Responses: 12
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.4
Responses: 44
Quality of Support
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
9.4
Responses: 18
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Responses: 46
Ease of Doing Business With
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.9
Responses: 12
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.8
Responses: 43
Product Direction (% positive)
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
6.6
Responses: 17
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.8
Responses: 48
Features
Security - Unified Threat Management
Antivirus
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.2
Responses: 12
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Responses: 23
Whitelists
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.9
Responses: 14
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.3
Responses: 27
Antispam Filtering
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.7
Responses: 11
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.8
Responses: 21
Content Filtering
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.5
Responses: 13
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.6
Responses: 29
Web Filtering
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.7
Responses: 14
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Responses: 29
Firewall
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
9.1
Responses: 19
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.2
Responses: 30
Administration
Reports & Analytics
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
6.8
Responses: 15
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Responses: 34
Dashboard
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.7
Responses: 18
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
9.4
Responses: 35
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Cisco ASA 5500-X Series were most often representing companies in the Enterprise segment, while reviewers for Cisco Meraki were more commonly in the Mid-Market segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
14.3%
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
16.7%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
38.1%
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
64.8%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
47.6%
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki
18.5%
Reviewers' Industry
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Industry
Information Technology and Services
14.3%
Hospital & Health Care
14.3%
Government Administration
9.5%
Accounting
9.5%
Telecommunications
4.8%
Other
47.6%
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki Industry
Information Technology and Services
13.0%
Hospital & Health Care
9.3%
Wholesale
3.7%
Textiles
3.7%
Telecommunications
3.7%
Other
66.7%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Connor G.
User in Entertainment

Cisco has always been top of the line with what they come out with and this is no different. I highly recommend it!

Cisco Meraki
Victor L.
Consultant in Food & Beverages

The interface is the key to the Meraki solutions, single pane of glass that allows administrators easy access from anywhere to configure, test, and manage Meraki's network solutions. There are plenty of technical articles on deploying these solutions and...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
G
Administrator in Food & Beverages

I personally don’t have any dislikes with this product

Cisco Meraki
Brian D.
Administrator in Consumer Goods

MX appliances are missing some features, they provide DHCP but then don't provide DNS. DNS is fairly standard on perimeter devices and can't think of any competitor that doesn't have it. Support is sub-par and often does not provide you with solutions. ...

Discussions
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series Discussions
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Cisco ASA 5500-X Series has no discussions with answers
Cisco Meraki
Cisco Meraki Discussions
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Cisco Meraki has no discussions with answers
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