Cloud Managed Architecture
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.
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 browser-based management dashboard completely eliminates the need for training.
Ironclad Security for Edge Networks
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.
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 2.0 compliance. The MX also uses the Webroot® BrightCloud URL categorization database for CIPA / IWF compliant content-filtering, and Kaspersky® SafeStream engine for anti-virus / anti-phishing filtering.
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.