vMX100

vmx100

Virtual MX for Amazon Web Services

Summary

Virtual MX is a virtual instance of a Meraki security appliance, dedicated specifically to providing the simple configuration benefits of site-to-site Auto VPN for customers running or migrating IT services to an Amazon Web Services Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). A virtual MX is added as an instance on EC2 and then configured in the Meraki dashboard, just like any other MX. It functions like a VPN concentrator.

An Auto VPN to a virtual MX is like having a direct Ethernet connection to a private datacenter. The virtual MX can support up to 500 Mbps of VPN throughput, providing ample bandwidth for mission critical IT services hosted in AWS, like Active Directory, logging, or file and print services.

Secure connections built to a virtual MX benefit from the same SD-WAN capabilities as a physical MX appliance. An optimal path can be maintained using Dynamic Path Selection, for traffic destined for regular servers in a datacenter behind a physical MX, or EC2 virtual servers behind a virtual MX.

Licensing Details


Meraki

The virtual MX appliance is free and available in the AWS Marketplace. A Meraki cloud-management license is required and available in 1, 3, or 5 year options.


Amazon Web Services

Amazon charges either hourly or monthly for use of EC2 instances. Learn more about AWS EC2 pricing here.



Online Documentation
Recommended max clients Interfaces Stateful firewall throughput VPN throughput per tunnel VPN spokes Web caching Redundant power List price*


MX64
MX64

50

5 × GbE
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

85 Mbps




$595

MX64W MX64W

50

5 × GbE
802.11ac WiFi
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

85 Mbps




$945


MX65
MX65

50

12 × GbE (2 PoE+)
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

85 Mbps




$945

MX65W MX65W

50

12 × GbE (2 PoE+)
802.11ac WiFi
USB 3G/4G

250 Mbps

85 Mbps




$1,245


MX84
MX84

200

10 × GbE
2 × SFP
USB 3G/4G

500 Mbps

200 Mbps

100



$1,995


MX100
MX100

500

9 × GbE
2 × SFP
USB 3G/4G

750 Mbps

375 Mbps

250



$4,995



MX400
MX400

2,000

With modules*:
Up to 20 × GbE
Up to 16 × SFP
Up to 4 × SFP+
USB 3G/4G

1 Gbps

900 Mbps

1,000



$15,995



MX600
MX600

10,000

With modules*:
Up to 20 × GbE
Up to 16 × SFP
Up to 4 × SFP+
USB 3G/4G

1 Gbps

900 Mbps

5,000



$31,995

* Modules not included on MX400, MX600 models. See compatible accessories for more information. North American list price shown. International pricing, discounts and promotions available through Meraki authorized resellers. Contact Cisco Meraki for a custom quote.

  • Network and Security Services
    • Stateful firewall, 1:1 NAT, DHCP, DMZ, static routing
    • Identity-based policies
    • Auto VPN™ self-configuring site-to-site VPN
    • Client VPN (IPsec)
    • User and device quarantine
    • VLAN support and DHCP services
  • Advanced Security Services
    • Content filtering (Webroot BrightCloud CIPA-compliant URL database)
    • Web search filtering (including Google and Bing SafeSearch)
    • YouTube for Schools
    • Intrusion prevention (SourceFire Snort based)
    • Antivirus and antiphishing filtering (Kaspersky SafeStream II engine)
    • Requires Advanced Security License
  • WAN Performance Management
    • Web caching
    • WAN link aggregation
    • Application level (Layer 7) traffic analysis and shaping
    • Automatic Layer 3 failover (including VPN connections)
    • WAN uplink selection based on traffic type
  • Monitoring and Management
    • Web based management and configuration
    • Throughput, connectivity monitoring and alerts
    • Network asset discovery and user identification
    • Built-in network-wide reporting, monitoring and alerts
    • Centralized policy management
    • Real-time diagnostic and troubleshooting over the web
    • Automatic firmware upgrades and security patches
    • Searchable network-wide event logs
  • Interfaces
    • 2 × GbE (WAN)
    • 8 × GbE
    • 2 × SFP
    • USB: 1 × USB 2.0 for 3G/4G failover (supported devices)
  • Performance
    • Stateful firewall throughput:
    • VPN throughput:
    • Recommended for very large branches or small to mid-sized campuses (up to users)
  • Power
    • Single 100W power supply
  • Environment
    • Operating temperature: 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
    • Humidity: 5 to 95% non-condensing
  • Warranty
    • Lifetime hardware warranty with advanced replacement included