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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

87%
12 Ratings
9.2

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

92%
45 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Usability

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

87%
12 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Availability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating
7.7

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

77%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating
8.2

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

These switches are extremely affordable and do a very good job of providing multiple network drops and connectivity for labs, classrooms, and offices. Since they do provide PoE, they are excellent candidates for offices that require PoE for VOIP phones as well. They are easily managed and are great "replacement" switches. We have used them in certain scenarios where Access Points require PoE. In some instances, we have had to add a power brick, (long runs) but they will support AP's. A little more power per port would be better, but depending on the situation, they will work. Overall, I'd say they are a very good solution and would have no problem recommending them.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst [2960-X/XR Series] switches are the gold standard for networking gear, they just work and if you do run into issues, Cisco TAC support is world-class and will work with you until it's resolved. During issues and outages knowing we have TAC is a great tool. They perform well while stacking and offer the base functionality every standard corporate network should need. If you have team members that are shy around a command line there will be a learning curve or heavy use of web interface tools that are not as built out as the CLI command-line interface.
kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • SFP for both (Fiber & Coper)
  • C1000 gig ports are very useful for wireless AP's and smooth connectivity
  • VLAN Management is outstanding
  • RSTP
  • NTP
Irfan Mew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • I haven't worked on many other brands of routers/switches, but I can say with certainty that Cisco's IOS network operating system is very well written. Using the question mark helps you find a command or complete its options very easily.
  • Cisco's Catalyst documentation is superb and if you can't find what you're looking for there, you can find a ton of great blogs by certified Cisco engineers.
  • Cisco may be notorious for creating their own proprietary protocols, but for every proprietary protocol they also support the industry standard protocols.
  • Cisco Catalyst switches are genuine workhorses; we still have some switches on our network that are older than 10 years and still performing great!
  • I like the way Catalyst implements vlans; very easy and straightforward
  • I like the stacking capability of Catalyst. it's very easy to configure and you are now managing a single switch, composed of multiple switches
Omar Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • If you're not used to how Cisco names stuff you might search a while to find the right option.
  • Sometimes active- and backup configuration can be a bit confusing.
  • The price tag is rather high. You might be able to save with cheaper brands if you don't need all the features it offers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • Cost. Always the downside with Cisco. The competition is cheaper.
  • Tech support used to be incredible. It is above average now but not like it was 10+ years ago.
  • Better support for third-party cables and SFP/SFP+ would be nice. I hate being warned in the logs that I'm not using a Cisco OEM accessory.
  • I wish they could upgrade the stack without taking the whole stack offline. This is a real issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
They are consistently reliable and this switch in particular is a very affordable solution. We can place the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches gear in areas that we normally would not place a switch because it is affordable enough to make it justifiable. And because it is a reliable solution, we are confident it will continue to provide service over the long haul.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Cisco has great products, easy to deploy, configure, and manage
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 8.7
Based on 12 answers
With some great features like PoE, it makes easy to install the switch in our network. You can install it anywhere you have a network socket. The fanless design is also one of the key features because it consumes much less power.
Zahid Zahoor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
very easy to navigate the CLI
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Always in stock
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
uptime meets expectations
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I honestly have not had to call upon Cisco support for any of our [Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches] we've deployed at this point.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 7.7
Based on 6 answers
Product support is one area that Cisco leads the field in. Other vendors try providing technical support for their products. When I purchase catalyst switches I know that "IF" I where to have a problem with one of my Cisco Catalyst switches that I can either open a TAC case online or over the phone and a knowledgeable person will be able to help me with what ever the issue is.
David Peck | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The implementation of the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches is fairly seamless, especially if you are familiar with Cisco products. We have had Brocade switch gear in place too, and the differences between the manufacturers [are] not a major issue.
Garry Bowers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 8.2
Based on 2 answers
usually pretty seamless into existing deployments
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

We have used 3Com and Broadcom switches in the past, and while they delivered more 'bang for your buck', they did not provide us with the level of assurance that we have gotten from Cisco products. In particular, higher failure rates and unsatisfactory support experiences led us to explore other options, and we eventually settled on Cisco.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

We've selected Catalyst Switches because of its widespread documentation , great hardware, and the best manufacturer support.They can be stacked as a unique switch increasing the port number, manageability and reducing the uplink and broadcast traffic among many cascaded switches. Cisco always there to support us anytime when we in need of their support so no disappointments we feel anytime using these products.
Raman Sehgal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Switch stacking feature is flawless
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

  • Positive impact is smooth connectivity, no downtime in production area at all
  • Management of VLAN in the production area where we required multiple connectivity
  • Security feature is awesome in different scenarios
  • Negative impact is due to the licensing cost being too high we are thinking about other products with the same features but a lower licensing cost
Irfan Mew | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

  • The organization was able to create a standardization of a single access switch model in our regional office and helped with equipment management.
  • We've increased network security.
  • We were able to connect WiFi access points without the need for an external source because they are power over ethernet.
Gabriel Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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