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First time deploying a Meraki firewall

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First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Hi, I am new to the firewall world.

So I wan t to ask you if there is a starting document with simple questions to ask to the IT department or someone else in the company in order to know what do they want to block, specially content web filtering.

 

Thank you for your attention.

 

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Not sure of the model you purchased but here are the installation guides:
https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Installation_Guides

The content filtering Overview:
https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Content_Filtering_and_Threat_Protection/Content_Filtering

I would install it and only enable the "protection" categories like Malware, Botnet, Porn, Know SPAM sources, ect. Let the users work a week and run a report via the summary reporting tool:
https://documentation.meraki.com/MX/Monitoring_and_Reporting/Summary_Report_Overview

Then you can have the IT/management decide what needs to be blocked and for who. This is usually one of the hardest things to figure out if they don't already know. You find out real quick who has pull at the company and they will give you some of the most ridiculous excuses to explain why the "NEED" access to facebook even when they work in the shipping department. Thank you bandwidth shaping! https://documentation.meraki.com/MR/Firewall_and_Traffic_Shaping/Traffic_and_Bandwidth_Shaping

Hope this helps
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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Also keep in mind, the content filtering is something that only comes with the Advanced Security License (which is ORG wide). Meaning if you purchased it, or want to, then all your MX will need to have the same license as well.

https://documentation.meraki.com/zGeneral_Administration/Licensing/Cisco_Meraki_Licensing_Guidelines...

Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Yes, we got the Advanced Security License on our MR53E, MR70 and 5 MR42 devices.

7 licences in total for 3 years.

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

That's hard to believe :).

 

The MR (access points) only has one license tier. I'm assuming you mean you bought 7 x LIC-ENT-3Y.

 

It's the MX (firewall/router) that has the two licenses. Lets say for example you bought an MX100. You would then either buy LIC-MX100-ENT-3Y (enterprise) or LIC-MX100-SEC-3Y (advanced security).

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Perhaps you already had some MX appliances in your Dashboard organization with Advanced Security icensing, and then you purchased additional licenses for APs.  That might give the impression that all the Meraki devices in an Org have the Adv Sec license, but that really just applies to the MX devices.  Today. the licensing is either Enterprise or Advanced Security, at the Organization level.  If you're confused by your Organization > License Info page, PM me and I'll assist.

Conversationalist

Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Yes, sorry. Forgot to mention an mx65w-hw and a lic-mx65-sec-3yr.

 

 

Conversationalist

Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Thank you so much.

 

I am waiting to the MX, meanwhile I am reading the documentation. 

 

Thanks. 

 

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Welcome to the Meraki Family and good luck
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EGG FOUND!

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

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Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Dangit!

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Ok @JimL 

 

What page was it on?  I was just finishing going through page 3 of old threads lol.

 

I feel like I was skimming so quick I didn't even notice it lol

Nolan Herring | nolanwifi.com
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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

I don't recall. I just happened to be on when the next clue was posted and I headed straight to MX, did a search for Firewall and scanned for a headline that indicated a newbie. It was the first I saw that fit the bill so I opened it. I am actually surprised I found it. 🙂

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

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Re: First time deploying a Meraki firewall

Thanks everyone for playing — as this egg has been found I'm closing this thread to new comments. Check back here tomorrow for clue #3!

Meredith W | Community Engagement Manager, Cisco Meraki


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