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MX Cloud Managed Security Appliance Series
Overview
Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliances is ideal for organizations with large numbers of distributed sites. Since the MX is 100% cloud managed,
installation and remote management is simple. The MX has a comprehensive suite of network services, eliminating the need for multiple appliances. Services include Layer 7 application firewall, content filtering, web search filtering, SNORT® based intrusion prevention, web caching,
Intelligent WAN with multiple WAN uplinks and 4G failover.
Feature-rich Unified Threat Management (UTM) Capabilities
Resilient Site-to-Site VPN with 4G Failover
• Application-aware traffic control: set bandwidth policies based on
Layer 7 application type (e.g., YouTube, Skype, P2P).
• Auto VPN: automatic routing table generation, IKE/IPsec setup and
key exchange via Cisco Meraki’s secure cloud.
• Content filtering: CIPA-compliant content filter, safe-seach enforcement
(Google/Bing), and YouTube for Schools.
• Automatic failover to secondary WAN link or 4G connection.
• Intrusion prevention: PCI-compliant IPS sensor using industry-leading
SNORT® signature database from Sourcefire.
• Anti-virus and anti-phishing: flow-based protection engine powered
by Kaspersky.
• Interoperates with standards-based IPsec VPNs.
• Automated MPLS to VPN failover.
• Client VPN: L2TP IPsec support for native Windows, Mac OS X,
iPad and Android clients with no per-user licensing fees.
• Identity-based security policies and application management.
Industry-leading Cloud Management
Branch Gateway Services
• Unified WAN, LAN, and wireless LAN management through a webbased dashboard.
• Built-in DHCP, NAT, QoS, and VLAN management services.
• Template based settings scale easily from small deployments to
large, multi-site deployments with tens of thousands of devices.
• Role-based administration, email alerts on configuration change,
connectivity issues and power loss, auditable change logs.
• Summary reports with user, device, and application usage
details archived in the cloud.
• Web caching: accelerates frequently accessed content.
• Link bonding: combines multiple WAN links into a single highspeed interface, with policies for QoS, traffic shaping, and failover.
• Layer 3 failover: automatic detection of layer 2 and layer 3 outages
and fast failover, including 3G/4G USB modems.
Inside the Cisco Meraki MX
MX400 shown, features vary by model
Redundant Power
Enhanced CPU
Reliable, energy
efficient design
Layer 3-7 firewall
and traffic shaping
Additional Memory
Web Caching
For content filtering
1TB SATA disk
Multiple Uplink Ports
3G/4G Modem Support
10Gb Ethernet/SFP+ Ports
Link bonding/failover
Automatic wireless failover
For switch connectivity
Cloud Managed Architecture
Ironclad Security for Edge Networks
Built on Cisco Meraki’s award-winning cloud-managed architecture,
the MX is the only 100% cloud-managed Unified Threat Management
appliance. MX appliances self-provision, automatically pulling
policies and configuration settings from the cloud. Powerful remote
tools provide network-wide visibility and control, and enable
administration without on-site networking expertise.
The MX hardware platform is purpose-built for Layer 7 deep packet
inspection, with advanced security features including IPS, content
filtering, web search filtering, anti-virus / anti-phishing, and IPsec VPN
connectivity, while providing the throughput and capacity for modern,
bandwidth-intensive networks.
Cloud services deliver seamless firmware and security signature
updates, automatically establish site-to-site VPN tunnels, and
provide 24x7 network monitoring. Moreover, the MX’s browserbased management dashboard completely eliminates the need
for training.
Layer 7 fingerprinting technology lets administrators identify
unwanted content and applications and prevent recreational apps
like BitTorrent from wasting precious bandwidth.
The integrated Sourcefire SNORT® engine delivers superior intrusion
prevention coverage, a key requirement for PCI 3.0 compliance. The
MX also uses the Webroot® URL categorization database for CIPA /
IWF compliant content-filtering, Kaspersky® engine for anti-virus / antiphishing filtering, and MaxMind for geo-IP based security rules
Best of all, these industry-leading Layer 7 security engines and
signatures are always kept up-to-date via the cloud, simplifying
network security management and providing peace-of-mind to
IT administrators.
Cisco Meraki Cloud Management Architecture
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Next Gen Application Firewall and Traffic Visibility
Auto Configuring Site-to-Site VPN
User and Device Fingerprints
Identity Based Policy Management
Link Bonding and Failover
Intelligent WAN Made Simple
Transport independence:
Dual WAN ports with load balancing and failover enable the use of MPLS and redundant, commodity Internet connections, providing additional bandwidth and higher reliability.
3G / 4G failover:
The Cisco Meraki MX supports 3G/4G service providers globally for WAN connection failover. Web caching temporarily stores video, media,
and web documents, lowering bandwidth usage and accelerating the download speed of Internet content.
Application optimization:
Layer 7 traffic shaping, application prioritization optimize the traffic for mission-critical applications and user experience.
Intelligent path control*:
Use Performance-based-Routing to choose the best uplink based on latency or packet loss. Define policies for sending the right traffic
through the appropriate path (e.g., send voice via MPLS, http via VPN over broadband).
Secure connectivity:
Cisco Meraki’s unique auto provisioning site-to-site VPN (Auto VPN) connects branches securely with complete simplicity. Using AES 128-bit
encryption, the MX Security Appliances automatically configure VPN parameters needed to establish and maintain VPN sessions. A unique
cloud-enabled discovery mechanism enables automatic interconnection of VPN peers and routes across the WAN, and keeps them updated
in dynamic IP environments.
*Available calendar Q2 2015
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MX64W with 802.11ac Wireless
The MX64W integrates Cisco Meraki’s award-winning wireless
technology with the powerful MX network security features in a
compact form factor ideal for branch offices or small enterprises:
• Dual-band 802.11n/ac, 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams
• Unified management of network security and wireless
• Integrated enterprise security and guest access
Z1 Telecommuter Gateway
MX64W Security Appliance
The Z1 Telecommuter Gateway extends the power of the Cisco Meraki dashboard
and cloud-based centralized management to employees, IT staff and executives
working from home.
Using the patent-pending Cisco Meraki Auto VPN, Administrators can extend
network services including VoIP and remote desktop (RDP) to remote employees
with a single-click, provide wired and wireless access, and increase end-user productivity through Layer 7 traffic shaping and prioritization.
• 1 x 802.11b/g/n radio, 1 x 802.11a/n radio, 2x2 MIMO with 2 spatial streams
Z1 Telecommuter Gateway
• Site-to-site (IPsec) VPN using Cisco Meraki Auto VPN
• Layer 7 application visibility and traffic shaping
Accessories
The Cisco Meraki MX100, MX400, and MX600 models support pluggable optics for high-speed backbone or link aggregation connections
between wiring closets or to aggregation switches. Cisco Meraki offers several standards-based Gigabit and 10 Gigabit pluggable modules.
Each appliance has also been tested for compatibility with several third-party modules.
Interface Modules for MX400 and MX600
Pluggable (SFP) Optics for MX100, MX400, MX600
Accessories / Optics
Supported Cisco Meraki accessory modules for MX100, MX400 and MX600.
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DESC RIPTION
IM-8-CU-1GB
Cisco Meraki 8 x 1 GbE Copper Interface Module for MX400 and MX600
IM-8-SFP-1GB
Cisco Meraki 8 x 1 GbE SFP Interface Module for MX400 and MX600
IM-2-SFP-10GB
Cisco Meraki 2 x 10 GbE SFP+ Interface Module for MX400 and MX600
MA-SFP-1GB-SX
Cisco Meraki 1 GbE SFP SX Fiber Module (1000BASE-SX, range: 550m)
MA-SFP-10GB-SR
Cisco Meraki 10 GbE Short Range SFP+ Module (10GBASE-SR, range: 400m)
MA-CBL-TA-1M
Cisco Meraki 10 GbE Twinax Cable with SFP+ Connectors (10GSFP+Cu, range: 1m)
Note: Please refer to meraki.com for additional single-mode and multi-mode fiber transceiver modules
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Lifetime Warranty with Next-day Advanced Replacement
Cisco Meraki MX appliances include a limited lifetime hardware warranty that provides next-day advance hardware replacement. Cisco Meraki’s
simplified software and support licensing model also combines all software upgrades, centralized systems management, and phone support
under a single, easy-to-understand model. For complete details, please visit meraki.cisco.com/support.
Product Options
MX6 4
MX6 4 W
MX80
M X 10 0
MX400
M X600
Recommended
use cases
Small retail branch,
small clinic
Small retail branch,
small clinic
Medium sized
branch
Large branch
K-12 firewall /
VPN concentrator
Large K-12 firewall,
VPN concentrator
Recommended
max users
50
50
100
500
2,000
10,000
Stateful Firewall
Throughput
200 Mbps
200 Mbps
250 Mbps
750 Mbps
1 Gbps
1 Gbps
80 Mbps
80 Mbps
80 Mbps
600 Mbps
1 Gbps
1 Gbps
25
25
50
250
1,000
5,000
5 x GbE
5 x GbE
5 x GbE
9 x GbE
2 x GbE (SFP)
4 x GbE
4 x GbE
Additional
Interface Modules
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
8 x GbE (RJ45)
8 x GbE (SFP)
4 x 10GbE (SFP+)
(2 modules max)
8 x GbE (RJ45)
8 x GbE (SFP)
4 x 10GbE (SFP+)
(2 modules max)
Web Caching
N/A
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hard Drive*
N/A
N/A
1 TB
1 TB
1 TB
4 x 1 TB (RAID)
USB for 3G/4G
Failover
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Desk / Wall
Desk / Wall
1U rack
1U rack
1U rack
2U rack
9.5” x 5.2” x 1”
(239mm x 132mm x
25mm)
9.5” x 5.2” x 1”
(239mm x 132mm x
25mm)
19.0” x 10.0 “ x 1.75”
(483 mm x 254 mm
x 44 mm)
19.0” x 10.0 “ x 1.75”
(483 mm x 254 mm
x 44 mm)
19.0” x 22.0 “ x 1.75”
(483 mm x 559 mm
x 44 mm)
19.0” x 22.0 “ x 3.5”
(483 mm x 559
mm x 89 mm)
3.04 lb (1.4 kg)
3.04 lb (1.4 kg)
8 lb (3.6kg)
9 lb (4.1kg)
33 lb (15.0 kg)
53 lb (24.0 kg)
18W DC (included)
18W DC (included)
100-220V
50/60Hz AC
100-220V
50/60Hz AC
100-220V
50/60Hz AC (dual)
100-220V
50/60Hz AC (dual)
Power Load
(idle/max)
4W / 10W
6W / 13W
26W / 32W
30W / 55W
123W / 215W
132W / 226W
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)
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)
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Advanced Security
Throughput
Maximum
VPN sessions
Interfaces
Mounting
Dimensions
Weight
Power Supply
Humidity
*Note: Hard drive is used for web caching.
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Specifications
Management
Advanced Security Services
Managed via the web using the Cisco Meraki dashboard
Content filtering (Webroot BrightCloud CIPA compliant URL database)
Single pane-of-glass into managing wired and wireless networks
Web search filtering (including Google / Bing SafeSearch)
Zero-touch remote deployment (no staging needed)
YouTube for Schools
Automatic firmware upgrades and security patches
Intrusion-prevention sensor (Sourcefire SNORT® based)
Templates based multi-network management
Anti-virus engine and anti-phishing filtering (Kaspersky SafeStream II engine)
Org-level two-factor authentication and single sign-on
Geography based firewall rules (MaxMind Geo-IP database)
Role based administration with change logging and alerts
Note: Advanced security services require Advanced Security license.
Monitoring and Reporting
Integrated Wireless (MX64W)
Throughput, connectivity monitoring and email alerts
1 x 802.11a/n/ac (5 GHz) radio
Detailed historical per-port and per-client usage statistics
1 x 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) radio
Application usage statistics
Max data rate 1.2 Gbit/s (aggregate)
Org-level change logs for compliance and change management
2 x 2 MIMO with two spatial streams
VPN tunnel and latency monitoring
2 external dual-band dipole antennas (connector type: RP-SMA)
Network asset discovery and user identification
Antenna gain: 3.0 dBi @ 2.4 GHz, 3.5 dBi @ 5 GHz
Periodic emails with key utilization metrics
WEP, WPA, WPA2-PSK, WPA2-Enterprise with 802.1X authentication
Syslog integration
Regulatory: FCC (US), IC (Canada), CE (Europe), C-Tick (Australia/New Zealand), RoHS
Note: Integrated wireless is only available on the MX64W model.
Remote Diagnostics
Live remote packet capture
Regulatory
Real-time diagnostic and troubleshooting tools
FCC (US)
Aggregated event logs with instant search
CB (IEC)
CISPR (Australia/New Zealand)
Network and Security Services
Stateful firewall, 1:1 NAT, DMZ
Warranty
Identity-based policies
Full lifetime hardware warranty with next-day advanced replacement included.
Auto VPN: Automated site-to-site (IPsec) VPN, for hub-and-spoke or mesh topologies
Client (IPsec L2TP) VPN
Multiple WAN IP, PPPoE, NAT
VLAN support and DHCP services
Static routing
User and device quarantine
WAN Performance Management
Web caching
WAN link aggregation
Automatic Layer 3 failover (including VPN connections)
3G / 4G USB modem failover
Application level (Layer 7) traffic analysis and shaping
Ability to choose WAN uplink based on traffic type
Note: Web caching is not available on the MX64 or MX64W models.
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Ordering Guide
To place an order for an MX appliance, pair a specific hardware model with a single license (which includes cloud services, software upgrades
and support). For example, to order an MX64 with 3 years of Advanced Security license, order an MX64-HW with LIC-MX64-SEC-3YR.
Lifetime warranty with advanced replacement is included on all hardware at no additional cost.
MO DEL
L I C EN SE
D E S CR I P T I O N
MX64-HW
LIC-MX64-ENT-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX64, 1 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX64-ENT-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX64, 3 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX64-ENT-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX64, 5 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX64-SEC-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX64, 1 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX64-SEC-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX64, 3 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX64-SEC-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX64, 5 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX64W-ENT-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX64W, 1 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX64W-ENT-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX64W, 3 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX64W-ENT-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX64W, 5 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX64W-SEC-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX64W, 1 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX64W-SEC-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX64W, 3 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX64W-SEC-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX64W, 5 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX80-ENT-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX80, 1 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX80-ENT-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX80, 3 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX80-ENT-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX80, 5 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX80-SEC-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX80, 1 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX80-SEC-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX80, 3 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX80-SEC-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX80, 5 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX100-ENT-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX100, 1 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX100-ENT-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX100, 3 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX100-ENT-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX100, 5 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX100-SEC-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX100, 1 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX100-SEC-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX100, 3 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX100-SEC-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX100, 5 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX400-ENT-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX400, 1 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX400-ENT-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX400, 3 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX400-ENT-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX400, 5 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX400-SEC-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX400, 1 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX400-SEC-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX400, 3 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX400-SEC-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX400, 5 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX600-ENT-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX600, 1 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX600-ENT-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX600, 3 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX600-ENT-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX600, 5 year Enterprise License and Support
LIC-MX600-SEC-1YR
Cisco Meraki MX600, 1 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX600-SEC-3YR
Cisco Meraki MX600, 3 year Advanced Security License and Support
LIC-MX600-SEC-5YR
Cisco Meraki MX600, 5 year Advanced Security License and Support
MX64W-HW
MX80-HW
MX100-HW
MX400-HW
MX600-HW
*Note: For each MX product, additional 7 or 10 year Enterprise or Advanced Security licensing options are also available (ex: LIC-MX100-SEC-7YR).
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