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Top Rated
79 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco Meraki MS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches and Cisco Meraki MS are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

87%
12 Ratings
9.3

Cisco Meraki MS

93%
34 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Cisco Meraki MS

100%
1 Rating

Usability

8.7

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

87%
12 Ratings

Cisco Meraki MS

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating
9.0

Cisco Meraki MS

90%
25 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

100%
1 Rating

Cisco Meraki MS

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.3

Cisco Meraki MS

93%
15 Ratings

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 Meraki MS

This product will go to the top of the list of what I will use again. It makes support significantly easier and that is important to the operations here. I feel this is a strong candidate to be used in just about any configuration. It is very adaptable.
Anonymous | 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 Meraki MS

  • Meraki MS switches are wonderful at allowing a network admin to configure a VPN mesh network without having to have highly specialized knowledge. Unlike Cisco switches, there is no CLI, there is only a GUI, and Meraki support helps you set it up as you add nodes to your network.
  • Meraki MS switches are easy to deploy. Full stop.
  • They can work with any firewall or ASA but I would strongly recommend using the Meraki MX security appliance if you are going to use Meraki MS switches because they were made to work together.
  • They easily stack. It's all done for you in the Meraki cloud control panel.
  • They will get an address from your admin VLAN's DHCP scope and keep it. Even if you unplug it and move it, you will not have to worry about addressing it.
  • The GUI is online and you can reach it from anywhere, so as long as you have the credentials, you can manage the network from any device that has a browser.
Jane Updegraff | 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 Meraki MS

  • People who are coming from enterprise switches or command line options may feel limited
  • If internet is having issue, managing the switches can become more burdensome
  • Switches do not have as many advanced features as enterprise switches
  • Delay in reporting and debugging
kevin mcgillicuddy | 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 Meraki MS

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 Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and we're always watching for new additions from meraki
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 Meraki MS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.0
Based on 25 answers
Cisco support for the Meraki products is great. I have a dedicated representative who I can reach out to at any time. They offer numerous online resources and easy to follow tutorials to help the most novice user feel like a pro. When I need support they were ready and quickly helped me solve my problems.
Laurance J. Specht | 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 Meraki MS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki equipment is easier to configure, setup, and deploy as well as manage. The only thing I will say for the other gear is that they have their special niche requirements, protocol options, and special configuration options that not all Meraki gear has. Meraki gear cannot do everything that other switches out there can do for specific requirements. For the most common network requirements, Meraki can do it!
Trevor Harley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.3
Based on 15 answers
We have had no trouble linking multiple switches together with a daisy chain cable. We have done this throughout our building and have added them as switch stacks so that they appear as one large switch. It's even better when combined with port aggregation on our fiber feed lines for 20GB throughput back to the core network.
John Glenn | 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 Meraki MS

  • One critical business objective was a worry-free network. This is it!
  • Another business objective was to be able to manage my entire network from a single interface. Meraki delivers again! Not having to be in the building to monitor, manage and configure networking equipment is worth the weight of these devices in gold.
  • I wanted to be able to see everything that was happening on my network. Meraki enables that. I can see every device, what each is doing, set alerts for when individual ports go down or the device that is attached stops sending packets, etc. The visibility into my network's performance and security is unprecedented. I never knew what I was missing and I do not want to go back!
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

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