Compare Cisco ASA 5500-X Series vs Cisco Meraki

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comparison of Cisco ASA 5500-X Series vs. Cisco Meraki
based on data from user reviews. Cisco ASA 5500-X Series rates 4.3/5 stars with 20 reviews. Cisco Meraki rates 4.6/5 stars with 38 reviews. Each product's score is calculated by real-time data from verified user reviews.

Pricing

 
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Cisco Meraki
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Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.7
9.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.2
9.3
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
6.8
9.1
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.6
9.4
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
9.3
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
9.0
8.5
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.1
8.7
Meets Requirements
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.7
Cisco Meraki
9.3
Ease of Use
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.2
Cisco Meraki
9.3
Ease of Setup
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
6.8
Cisco Meraki
9.1
Ease of Admin
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.6
Cisco Meraki
9.4
Quality of Support
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
9.3
Cisco Meraki
8.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
9.0
Cisco Meraki
8.5
Product Direction (% positive)
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.1
Cisco Meraki
8.7

Features

Security - Unified Threat Management
Antivirus
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.0
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Whitelists
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.5
Cisco Meraki
9.2
Antispam Filtering
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.5
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Content Filtering
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.2
Cisco Meraki
8.7
Web Filtering
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
8.5
Cisco Meraki
8.9
Firewall
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
9.1
Cisco Meraki
9.3
Administration
Reports & Analytics
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
6.7
Cisco Meraki
8.6
Dashboard
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
7.5
Cisco Meraki
9.4

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
15.0%
15.8%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
35.0%
71.1%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
50.0%
13.2%
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Small-Business
15.0%
Mid-Market
35.0%
Enterprise
50.0%
Cisco Meraki
Small-Business
15.8%
Mid-Market
71.1%
Enterprise
13.2%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Hospital & Health Care
15.0%
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
 
Telecommunications
10.0%
Textiles
5.3%
 
Information Technology and Services
10.0%
Telecommunications
5.3%
 
Government Administration
10.0%
Publishing
5.3%
 
Accounting
10.0%
Non-Profit Organization Management
5.3%
 
Other
45.0%
Other
68.4%
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Hospital & Health Care
15.0%
Telecommunications
10.0%
Information Technology and Services
10.0%
Government Administration
10.0%
Accounting
10.0%
Other
45.0%
Cisco Meraki
Information Technology and Services
10.5%
Textiles
5.3%
Telecommunications
5.3%
Publishing
5.3%
Non-Profit Organization Management
5.3%
Other
68.4%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Abraham A.
Administrator

ASA it is really easy to use ... if you have the proper knowledge, otherwise you will suffer too much for any little thing and I mean ANY. The thing is if you are a Cisco admin and have used Fortinet products via CLI then you would find ASA a piece of cake...

User in Hospital & Health Care

Streamlines the problem of managing multiple networks in a company with many offices and buildings

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator

I personally don’t have any dislikes with this product

Administrator

I like the ability to manage my Meraki via Cisco site but I want to make it completely private. I want to make it entirely managed by me and not seen by Cisco. Also Cisco used to do a heatmap but now they don't.

 
Cisco ASA 5500-X Series
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Abraham A.
Administrator

ASA it is really easy to use ... if you have the proper knowledge, otherwise you will suffer too much for any little thing and I mean ANY. The thing is if you are a Cisco admin and have used Fortinet products via CLI then you would find ASA a piece of cake...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator

I personally don’t have any dislikes with this product

Cisco Meraki
Most Helpful Favorable Review
User in Hospital & Health Care

Streamlines the problem of managing multiple networks in a company with many offices and buildings

Most Helpful Critical Review
Administrator

I like the ability to manage my Meraki via Cisco site but I want to make it completely private. I want to make it entirely managed by me and not seen by Cisco. Also Cisco used to do a heatmap but now they don't.

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