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Meraki MX 450 Network
Security/Firewall Appliance

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  • LIC-MX450-SEC-1YR
  • LIC-MX450-SEC-3YR
  • LIC-MX450-SEC-5YR


  • Manufacturer: Cisco Systems, Inc
  • Manufacturer Part Number: MX450-HW
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  • Brand Name: Meraki
  • Product Series: MX
  • Product Model: 450
  • Product Name: MX 450 Network Security/Firewall Appliance
  • Product Type: Network Security/Firewall Appliance
  • Firewall Protection Supported: Intrusion Prevention
  • Firewall Protection Supported: Malware Protection
  • Firewall Protection Supported: Content Filtering
  • Encryption Standard: WPA2-ENT
  • Encryption Standard: WEP
  • Encryption Standard: WPA2-PSK
  • Encryption Standard: WPA
  • Total Number of Ports: 8
  • USB: Yes
  • Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports: 8
  • Ethernet Technology: Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Standard: 1000Base-X
  • Network Standard: 10GBase-X
  • Network Standard: 10/100/1000Base-T
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 18
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
  • Number of SFP Slots: 8
  • Number of SFP+ Slots: 10
  • Managable: Yes
  • Compatible Rack Unit: 1U
  • Form Factor: Rack-mountable
  • Height: 1.8"
  • Width: 19"
  • Depth: 17.3"
  • Weight (Approximate): 16 lb
  • Package Contents:
    • MX250 Network Security/Firewall Appliance
    • Mounting kit
    • 2 x Cat 5 Ethernet Cable
    • AC Power Adapter
    • 2 x System Fan
  • Limited Warranty: Lifetime

Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliances are ideal for organizations considering a Unified Threat Managment (UTM) solution, for distributed sites, campuses or datacenter VPN concentration. 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. These services include SD-WAN capabilities, application-based firewalling, content filtering, web search filtering, SNORT® based intrusion detection and prevention, Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), web caching, 4G cellular failover and more. Auto VPN and SD-WAN features are available on our hardware and virtual appliances, configurable in Amazon Web Services.


  • Application-aware traffic control: bandwidth policies for Layer 7 application types (e.g., block YouTube, prioritize Skype, throttle BitTorrent).
  • Content filtering: CIPA-compliant content filter, safe-seach enforcement (Google/Bing) , and YouTube for Schools.
  • Intrusion prevention: PCI-compliant IPS sensor using industry-leading SNORT® signature database from Cisco Sourcefire.
  • Advanced Malware Protection: file reputation-based protection engine powered by Cisco AMP.
    Identity-based security policies and application management.


  • Unified firewall, switching, wireless LAN, and mobile device management through an intuitive web-based dashboard.
  • Template based settings scale easily from small deployments to tens of thousands of devices.
  • Role-based administration, configurable email alerts for a variety of important events, and easily auditable change logs.
  • Summary reports with user, device, and application usage details archived in the cloud.


  • Auto VPN: automatic VPN route generation using IKE/IPsec setup. Runs on physical MX appliances and as a virtual instance within the Amazon AWS cloud services.
  • SD-WAN with active / active VPN, policy-based-routing, dynamic VPN path selection and support for application-layer performance profiles to ensure prioritization of the applications types that matter.
  • Interoperates with all IPsec VPN devices and services.
  • Automated MPLS to VPN failover within seconds of a connection failure
  • Client VPN: L2TP IPsec support for native Windows, Mac OS X, iPad and Android clients with no per-user licensing fees.


  • Built-in DHCP, NAT, QoS, and VLAN management services.
  • Web caching: accelerates frequently accessed content.
  • Load balancing: combines multiple WAN links into a single highspeed interface, with policies for QoS, traffic shaping, and failover.
  • Smart connection monitoring: automatic detection of layer 2 and layer 3 outages and fast failover, including 3G/4G USB modems.