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Score 9.1 out of 100
20 Ratings
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Score 9.7 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches and Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

89%
30 Ratings
8.9

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

89%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

91%
1 Rating

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.1

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

81%
2 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

The Cisco Catalyst 3550 Series switches are really well designed for access switches. Means connecting end-users or hosts in a simple manner. They are powerful, offering good PoE performance and overall good performance (no CPU issue, no memory leak), and the IOS-XE is pretty stable on a daily basis
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

Even with the higher price point compared to other vendors, we highly recommend [Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches] to all of our clients. These switches are built to last. [They] make network management very easy and will benefit any business in the long run. Cisco stands behind its product. It is very easy to add additional switches as a network grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • It's so seamless that our users forget there's even a network. Also, slowness is no longer an issue | Hacen que el usuario se olvide de que existe una red. Nadie se queja de lentitud.
  • It's easy to implement virtual networks and access lists. | Es posible implementar facilmente redes virtuales y listas de acceso.
  • We get the support and attention we need, when we need it. | Tenemos el soporte y la atencion que necesitamos cuando lo requerimos.
Orlando Mendoza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • Cisco Catalyst Switches are very easy to use and manage.
  • Cisco support it top notch.
  • Very easy to scale up as [the] network infrastructure grows.
Michael Kerzner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • Price. There are competitors that provide similar service levels at the most reasonable prices.
  • The innovation of emerging technology in areas of network management and integration.
  • Model numbers can be confusing when wanting to find exactly what you need.
  • Cisco IOS feature sets are even more confusing than the model numbers
  • Be ware of IOS bug(s) that could affect your infrastructure. But every vendor will have them
Graham Murison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • Programming is different from other providers; this has caused some issues with staffing
  • The training opportunities do not provide the basics of programming or migration from other vendors' products.
  • Unless you are willing to purchase renewed switches, cost can be out of line with other vendors
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 9600 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 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Catalyst switches are the primary devices we use to deliver networking services to our employees and allow the citizens to access county services.
Bryan Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Based on my previous experience with other vendors, Cisco is worlds apart. I can manage every feature I need with great flexibility.Other vendors that only provide web UI, limited functionality exists.The other benefit is that since Cisco has been a strong player for so long, their training is being done in some high schools now expanding the knowledge to more of the workforce.
Graham Murison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches 8.2
Based on 2 answers
TAC is awesome but we have had a few techs that were unaware of what a specific product was.
Bryan Weaver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

We have used general-purpose budget switches in the past to power our CCTV network and have suffered multiple failures and throughput issues. Most of the products did not live up to their specifications when it came to throughput and operating environment. We were not receiving the assurance level needed for this critical part of our infrastructure, and were looking to upgrade. After using Cisco for several rollouts, we have seen a drastic improvement in uptime and performance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

Cisco is top of the class when it comes to comparing them to other vendors in the network hardware environment. They may have a higher price-point, but they justify it with great support and a very long lifecycle.
Michael Kerzner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • They just work. When expanding the network, we can be up and running quickly.
  • They're a little more expensive than other options but are more than worth it.
  • Always back up your configurations. We have had multiple examples where they lose them during upgrades.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

  • [There is a] high price point, but [Cisco Catalyst Series Switches] will save [you] in the long run because these switches are reliable and last a very long time.
  • Cisco offers very good support so you can depend on them to keep everything running smoothly.
  • Once techs are trained on Cisco devices, they will be able to save time making changes to networks.
Matt Raup | TrustRadius Reviewer

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