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MX95/105 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.


The Meraki MX95/105 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 MX95/105 with minimal preconfiguration in almost any location.  

Includes 4x dedicated WAN uplinks, 2x 10G SFP+ ports, and 2x RJ45 2.5G mGig ports. The LAN ports include 4x RJ45 1 GbE ports and 2x SFP+ 10G ports. The MX95/105 is ready for deployment in a variety of enterprise environments. MX95/105 appliances provide the following features:MX95/105 Front Panel View


  • Managed via Cisco Meraki dashboard

  • Automatic firmware upgrades

  • WAN link balancing

  • Automatic WAN failover

  • SD-WAN over Meraki Auto VPN

  • L3/L7 stateful firewall

  • Geo-based firewall rules

  • 1:1 and 1:Many NAT

  • Configurable VLANs/DHCP support

  • Static routing

  • Client VPN endpoint

  • Meraki Auto VPN 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


  • 2x SFP+ / 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports dedicated for the WAN uplink

  • 1x RJ45 / 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port dedicated for the WAN uplink

  • 1x RJ45 / 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port with PoE+ capabilities dedicated for the WAN uplink

  • 4x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports

  • 2x SFP+ / 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports 

  • 1x RJ45 management port for local status page access

  • 1x USB 3.0 port 

Context and Comparisons 

  MX85 MX95 MX105
# of WAN uplinks 4 4 4
Stateful firewall throughput 1 Gbps 2 Gbps 3 Gbps
Maximum VPN throughput 500 Mbps 800 Mbps 1 Gbps
Advanced security throughput

700 Mbps

2 Gbps

2.5 Gbps

PoE Capabilities 

Yes, 1x RJ45 / 1 Gigabit Ethernet port (WAN)

Yes, 1x RJ45 / 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port (WAN)

Yes, 1x RJ45 / 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port (WAN)

Note: MX85/95/105 supports PoE+ on GbE Port 4. For more information on the behavior of WAN ports, please see WAN behavior on MX75/85/95/105

Technical Breakdown 

WAN Interface

MX85 MX95/105
2x dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP
2x dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45
2x dedicated 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+
2x dedicated 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45

Note: The MX firmware currently supports a maximum of two active WAN uplinks. For more information about the interface behaviors, please refer to our WAN behavior on MX75/85/95/105 documentation.

LAN Interface

MX85 MX95/105

8x dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45

2x dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet SFP

4x dedicated 1 Gigabit Ethernet RJ45

2x dedicated 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+

Throughput and Capabilities

  MX85 MX95 MX105
Recommended use case

Small to medium branch with up to 250 users

Mid to large enterprise locations with 500 users

Mid to large enterprise locations with 750 users

Max site-to-site VPN throughput 500 Mbps 800 Mbps 1 Gbps
Max concurrent site-to-site VPN tunnels  200 500 1000
Max stateful firewall throughput  1 Gbps 2 Gbps 3 Gbps
Max throughput with all advanced security features 700 Mbps 2 Gbps 2.5 Gbps



  MX85 MX-95 MX105
Mount Type Rack mount Rack mount Rack mount


(h x d x w)

1.7 x 9.8 x 19 (in)

43.8 x 250 x 484.6 (mm)

1.73 x 11.23 x 19 (in)

44 x 285.2 x 484.6 (mm)

1.73 x 12.4 x 19 (in)

44 x 315 x 484.6 (mm)


8.2 lb (3.7 kg)

6.99 lbs (3.17 kg)

10.74 lbs

(4.87 kg)

2 fans and 2 PSUs inserted

Input operating voltage

90-264 VAC

(47-63 Hz)

100-127 VAC,

200-240 VAC (50/60 Hz)

100-127 VAC,

200-240 VAC (50/60 Hz)

PSU model number N/A N/A



Power load (idle/max) 12 W / 55 W 42 W/ 109 W 53 W/ 123 W
Operating temperature

32 °F to 104 °F

(0 °C to 40 °C)

32 °F to 104 °F

(0 °C to 40 °C)

32 °F to 104 °F

(0 °C to 40 °C)

Humidity 5% to 95% 5% to 95% 5% to 95%


Accessory Description
MA-PWR-150WAC 1x Meraki MX105 power supply unit (PSU)
MA-PWR-CORD-US 1x AC power cable, U.S. 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-PWR-CORD-BR 1X AC power cable, BR plug
MA-RCKMNT-KIT-1 Optional: Rack mount screws kit. (Not included with MX95 and MX105)

Compatible Fiber Transceiver Modules

The Cisco Meraki MX95 and MX105 supports pluggable optics for high-speed backbone connections between wiring closets or to aggregation switches. Meraki offers several standards-based Gigabit and 10 Gigabit pluggable modules. Each appliance has also been tested for compatibility with several third party modules. 

Product ID Fiber Type
MA-SFP-1GB-SX Multi-mode fiber (MMF) 
MA-SFP-1GB-LX10 Single-mode fiber (SMF)
MA-SFP-1GB-TX N/A (RJ45 copper SFP)
MA-SFP-10GB-SR Multi-mode fiber (MMF)
MA-SFP-10GB-LR Single-mode fiber (SMF)
MA-SFP-10GB-LRM Single-mode fiber (SMF)
MA-SFP-10GB-LRM Multi-mode fiber (MMF)
MA-SFP-10GB-ER Single-moder fiber (SMF)
MA-SFP-10GB-ZR Single-mode fiber (SMF)

Direct Attach

Product ID Description
MA-CBL-TA-1M 10 GSFP+Cu, 1 m passive twinax
MA-CBL-TA-3M 10 GSFP+Cu, 3 m passive twinax

Note: Please refer to the Meraki SFP datasheet for additional information about the SFP accessories


Common Event Log Messages 

There are currently no MX95/105 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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