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MX85 Datasheet

By Amon Stinson, Don Vo and Simarbir Singh

The network performance benchmarks listed in the KB are target numbers based on initial testing and can change on further testing. 

Overview 

The Meraki MX85 is an enterprise security appliance designed for distributed deployments that require remote administration across Medium branch environments. It is ideal for network administrators who demand both ease of deployment and a state-of-the-art feature set. The Meraki Dashboard allows for simple and easy deployment of the MX85 with minimal pre-configuration in almost any location.  

Providing 4 dedicated WAN uplinks, 2 x 1GbE SFP ports and 2 x RJ45 1GbE ports. The LAN ports include 8 x RJ45 1GbE ports, and 2 x SFP ports. The MX85 is ready for deployment in a variety of enterprise environments. The MX85 appliance provides the following features:mx84.jpg

Features  

  • Managed via Cisco Meraki Dashboard

  • Automatic Firmware upgrades

  • WAN Link Balancing

  • Automatic WAN Failover

  • SD-WAN over Meraki AutoVPN

  • L3/L7 Stateful Firewall

  • Geo based firewall rules

  • 1:1 and 1:Many NAT

  • Configurable VLANs / DHCP support

  • Static Routing

  • Client VPN endpoint

  • Meraki AutoVPN and L2TP/IPSec VPN endpoint

  • Active Directory integration

  • Content Filtering

  • Malware Protection (AMP) w/ optional Threat Grid integration

  • IDS/IPS protection 

  • Custom Traffic Shaping

  • Historical Client Usage statistics

  • Netflow support

  • Syslog integration

  • Remote Packet Capture tools

Interfaces

  • 2 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP ports dedicated for the WAN uplinks

  • 1 x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet port dedicated for the WAN uplinks

  • 1 x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet port with PoE+ capabilities dedicated for the WAN uplinks

  • 8 x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports

  • 2 x SFP / 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports

  • 1 x RJ45 dedicated management port for local status page access

  • 1 x USB 3.0 port for cellular modem back up

Context and Comparisons 

  MX75 MX85
# of WAN Uplinks 3 4
Backup Cellular Uplink Via 3rd Party USB Modem Via 3rd Party USB Modem
Stateful Firewall Throughput 1 Gbps 1 Gbps
Maximum site-to-site VPN Throughput 500 Mbps 500 Mbps
Advanced Security Throughput 750 Mbps 750 Mbps
PoE Capabilities  Yes, 2x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (LAN) Yes, 1x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (WAN)

Technical Breakdown 

WAN Interface

MX75 MX85
1 x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP
2 x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
2x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP
2x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
Cellular Uplink via 3rd Party USB Modem Cellular Uplink via 3rd Party USB Modem

LAN Interface

MX75 MX85
10 x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 8 x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
2 x Dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP

Throughput and Capabilities

  MX75 MX85
Recommended Use Case Small branch with up to 200 users Small to medium branch with up to 250 users
Max VPN Throughput 500 Mbps 500 Mbps
Max Concurrent site-to-site VPN Tunnels  75 100
Max Stateful Firewall Throughput  1Gbps 1Gbps
Max Advanced Security Throughput 750 Mbps 750 Mbps

 

Physical 

  MX75 MX85
Mount Type Desktop Rack Mount

Dimensions

(h x d x w)

1.06" x 5.83" x 11.14"

 27 x 148 x 283 mm

1.7” x 9.8“ x 19”

43.8 x 250 x 484.6 mm

Weight 1.87lb (0.85kg) 8.2lb (3.7kg)
Input Operating Voltage

90-264VAC

(47-63Hz)

90-264VAC

(47-63Hz)

PSU Model Number MA-PWR-100WAC N/A
Power Load (idle/max) 12W / 96W 12W / 55W
Operating Temperature

32°F to 113°F

(0°C to 45°C)

32°F to 104°F

(0°C to 40°C)

Humidity 5% to 95% 5% to 95%

Accessories

Accessory Description
MA-PWR-CORD-US 1x AC Power Cable, US plug
MA-PWR-CORD-EU 1x AC Power Cable, EU plug
MA-PWR-CORD-UK 1x AC Power Cable, UK plug
MA-PWR-CORD-AU 1x AC Power Cable, AU plug
MA-RCKMNT-KIT-1 Rack mount screws kit

Note: Please refer to meraki.com for additional single-mode and multi-mode fiber transceiver modules

Troubleshooting 

Common Event Log Messages 

There are currently no MX85 specific Event Log entries, for more general information about navigating the event log and the types of events that could be expected, please check out our Event Log documentation

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