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Cisco Meraki MX Firewall



The Bitstream technology stack includes the Cisco Meraki MX line of security appliance firewall products.

The Cisco Meraki MX line is a pure cloud-managed, next-generation set of firewalls that includes industry-leading security, resiliency, and management features. Meraki network equipment is mandated in the Bitstream technology stack and is found at every site we manage.

The Meraki IDS, IPS, anti-malware, and content filtering features are a key component of our perimeter cybersecurity strategy.




The Cisco Meraki MX firewalls include the following features.

Feature Description
Identity-based firewall Automatically assigns firewall and traffic shaping rules, VLAN tags, and bandwidth limits to enforce the right policies for each class of users.
Intrusion prevention Protects critical network resources from the latest security threats and vulnerabilities.
Auto VPN Securely connects branch locations using mesh or hub-and-spoke topologies.
Content filtering Block undesirable web content across 70+ categories, and leverage cloud lookups to filter billions of URLs.
Advanced malware protection Protect your network against malware using the latest threat intelligence, and identify previously unknown malicious files with retrospective detection.
High availability & failover Provides device and connection integrity through multiple uplinks, warm spare failover, and self-healing VPN.
Application visibility & control Identify which applications are being used, and then prioritize critical apps while limiting recreational apps.
Centralized management Seamlessly manage campus-wide WiFi deployments and distributed multi-site networks from a single pane-of-glass.