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Cisco Catalyst Switches Pros

RK
System Administrator at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The ability to configure throughput is very flexible and improved the performance of our systems.
The availability of resources for learning about the product and doing evaluation of any issues is excellent.
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VA
Senior Network Engineer at High Frequency Trading
They have a robust monitoring system.
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Senior Network Engineer & Technical Instructor at Improtech
We have dealt with Cisco's technical support in the past. They were especially helpful and very polite. They are always there if we need them and their insights are always excellent. I would say that we have been satisfied with the level of support we've gotten so far.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
Cisco comes with built-in software access for network devices.
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AA
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
The biggest advantage of having this solution is that it is easy to find engineers, and they are cheaper than hiring HP engineers.
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XS
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The quality of a Cisco switch is very high. They are extremely stable.
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LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I like the management of streaming both audio and video.
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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Technical support is very responsive and helpful.
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Network & Security Specialist at Fonicom
In terms of technology, Cisco is the leader in everything. I'd rather buy a second-hand Cisco switch than a brand new switch from a competitor. They're that reliable and resilient.
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JN
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Catalyst Switches perform very well, and the network is stable.
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Cisco Catalyst Switches Cons

RK
System Administrator at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
Cisco forces end-users to accept billing for some capabilities or services that they may not want.
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VA
Senior Network Engineer at High Frequency Trading
The biggest issue we are having is with bugs and memory loss, which occurs when developing the IOS.
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Senior Network Engineer & Technical Instructor at Improtech
The user interface needs improvement. Meraki has a much nicer UI. Cisco could learn a lot by looking at them. It might make them a bit more user friendly.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
Cisco is dedicated to providing their customers with the latest technology, but it comes with a price. It's expensive when compared to competitors' products.
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AA
IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
I would like to see better compatibility between Cisco and other vendors.
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XS
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Cisco should work to lower its costs. It's quite expensive right now.
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LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I think that the price should be cheaper and they should include at least one year of basic service for technical support for each product, and not just the 90 days from the time of purchase.
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IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Pricing mainly is the only issue.
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Network & Security Specialist at Fonicom
Out of the competition, Cisco switches are easily the most expensive.
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JN
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If we have a major problem, fixing it takes two or three days and six to eight engineers from Cisco. When they escalate a ticket, it goes through too many levels. Every time the issue is passed along to a new person at Cisco support, they ask the same questions repeatedly.
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Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
563,148 professionals have used our research since 2012.