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Security and SD-WAN


The Meraki MX is an enterprise security & SD-WAN appliance designed for distributed deployments that require remote administration. It is ideal for network administrators who demand both ease of deployment and a state-of-the-art feature set.

MX Quick Start

First-time setup instructions for all MX Security Appliances.


Meraki SD-WAN

Meraki MX appliances are equipped with SD-WAN capabilities that enable administrators to maximize network resiliency and bandwidth efficiency. This guide introduces the various components of Meraki SD-WAN and the possible ways in which to deploy a Meraki AutoVPN architecture to leverage SD-WAN functionality, with a focus on the recommended deployment architecture.


Installation Guides
Installation instructions for MX Security Appliances and the Z1 Teleworker Gateway
Content Filtering and Threat Protection
Control what websites users are able to access with Content Filtering, and prevent security breaches with Threat Protection.
NAT and Port Forwarding
Provide inbound access through the firewall to hosted services using 1:1 or 1:Many NAT, and port forwarding.
Site-to-site VPN
Use site-to-site VPN to create an secure encrypted tunnel between Cisco Meraki appliances, and other non-Meraki endpoints.
Monitoring and Reporting
Ways to gather information about specific client devices, security appliances, or the network as a whole.
Firewall and Traffic Shaping
Control outbound and inter-network traffic using firewall rules, while controlling the speed of different applications using traffic shaping.
Networks and Routing
VLANs can be used to segment the network, while static routes can direct traffic to other non-adjacent networks.
Group Policies and Blacklisting
Use group policies to apply granular rules to specific clients on the network. Blacklist to block entirely, or whitelist to remove restrictions.
Client VPN
Allow remote users to securely access files and services on the network through an encrypted tunnel over the Internet.
DHCP can be used to dynamically provide client devices with IP addresses and other information required to communicate on the network.
Access Control and Splash Page
Access to the wired network can be gated behind a Splash Page, requiring the user to agree to interact with a customizable web page.
The USB port in an MX or Z1 device can be used for connecting a 3G / 4G USB modem, which can act as an uplink during a WAN outage.
The MX64W and MX65W appliances offer high-speed 802.11ac wireless connectivity. The Z1 Teleworker Gateway also features dual-radio wireless.
Deployment Guides
Guides on how to use Cisco Meraki equipment to meet specific use cases.
Other Topics
Other information related to managing and configuring MX Security Appliances.
MX Overviews and Specifications
User manuals for MX products, including feature set, hardware, specifications and capabilities.
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