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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

92%
45 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

77%
6 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

They are great for any data center or wiring closet but not so week suited for dusty environments as the cooling ports are large enough to let lots of dust inside.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

  • They are reliable.
  • They have monitoring features built in.
  • They stack.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

  • The ports are somewhat set back in the chassis making it hard to access the disconnect on the cables.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building 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 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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

HP switches were used in our organization but many of those did not have as many of the features at the lower price point.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Cisco Catalyst Digital Building Series Switches

  • They have all lasted well beyond the 5 year depreciation cycle.
  • They get reused in other projects because they are still a viable solution.
Mike O'Rourke | TrustRadius Reviewer

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