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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Cisco Catalyst Switches and Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Cisco Catalyst Switches

91%
63 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

91%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Catalyst Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Catalyst Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

90%
3 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Catalyst Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Catalyst Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Catalyst Switches

90%
1 Rating
7.3

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

73%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

91%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Catalyst Switches

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Catalyst Switches

There are so many scenarios where Cisco Catalyst Switches are well suited like if the switch needs to move multiple frames in the same port, switch the frames directly to the memory, sending them one at a time, thus avoiding collisions. Selecting specific endpoints prevents Ethernet collisions from happening. The switch is very secure, as it makes any hole directly in contact with any other port. The cost of the number of ports is relatively high.
Chetan Swaroop | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Trunking a link between ethernet switch interfaces can carry the traffic of multiple VLANs over a single link. Stacking these switches with stack cables makes several in one closet easily managed through one open SSH connection. We stacked and trunked switches in IDF closets on top of one another in a hotel to more easily manage them at that location. VLAN management is securely achieved.
Jason Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Stability and Reliability - We have not had many failures over the past years using Cisco Catalyst switches.
  • Flexibility - Cisco Catalyst switches offers a wide portfolio of switching equipment which can address a variety of needs. This includes switches with stacking and non-stacking capability, fixed rackmount and chassis options which can be mounted in data centre racks and and also compact switching which may be more feasible for small SOHO offices.
  • Scalable Performance - Cisco Catalyst switches offers various port speeds from 1Gbps 10Gbps, 100Gbps etc. This is available in both copper (RJ45) and fibre (SFP). Many models also offer a variety of uplink speed options which future proofs the invest in Cisco technologies allowing us to upgrade depending on our changing business requirements and available budgets.
Zakarieya Abderoef | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

  • They are simple to setup and maintain.
  • Once you have them configured, you won't have to touch them again. They just work!
  • The Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches are fanless, so they work perfectly in some of our more rugged locations.
Cody Plassmeyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Would like to see a second power supply so it can get power from two different sources.
  • Hard to find a USB flash drive that will work when loading images for upgrade.
  • IOS upgrades are a pain to perform. Upgrades should be an easy process. Would like to perform the upgrade through a web browser.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

  • The ability to easily do packet captures on the cli would be handy
  • I struggle with the log timestamps relative to the actual time on the machine
  • The ability to put control plane ACL's would be nice rather than having to upgrade for vulnerabilities
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Catalyst Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L 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 Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Catalyst offers a wide range of switch solutions that have supported the needs that we have. Couple that with their relatively easy to use IOS interface, our staff is able to adequately manage these devices without needing advanced training. Cisco has also provided great support whenever there was a situation that we could not resolve concerning these switches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Catalyst Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I have used CAtalyst switches for both access layer and core switch setups, and have always had a good experience with them. They have been super reliable switches, and I'll be using them in the future. The ease of use allows us to deploy these switches in a variety of setups without difficulty, and low turnaround time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Catalyst Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
I have had only 2 outrages in 18 years. Really a very reliable piece of technology Cisco has there
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Catalyst Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 8.2
Based on 2 answers
I thing high level (executive) level reports should be automatically generated since budget comes from general and financial manager who usually don't care about technical details
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Catalyst Switches

Cisco Catalyst Switches 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We rarely have issues with the product. I have only had to contact support one time since we put it in and that was to see if another vendor was giving me accurate information on an issue I was having.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 7.3
Based on 4 answers
Documentation is excellent. Haven't had to contact tech support yet. Updates are frequent and of good quality.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Catalyst Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It is very important to have a checklist of the different deployment options before beginning. Normally you have to spend a 4-hour session with your implementation partner to get things to work faster. Remember they have the technical knowledge but not the business knowledge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Catalyst Switches

D-Link switches are nice switches with many features. They are also less expensive as compared with other options in the market. However, they are not built to handle large amounts of traffic in large enterprise networks or ISPs networks. Cisco Catalyst switches on the other hand are enterprise-grade switches which perform really well under heavy loads.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

These 2960's are great switches for management, wireless, and WAN implementations. I could see these switches being used as access layer switches as well. There are some benefits for the 2960 over other switches, but I'll leave those advantages to Cisco, as they know the in's and out's better than a user such as myself
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Catalyst Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Need more graphical user interface
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Cisco catalyst switches have allowed our networks to run smoothly with no interruptions.
  • These switches are scalable so we were able to add more switches as needed, without interrupting the network activity.
  • Automation techniques allowed us to deploy configuration with minimum effort.
Andrew Yudin, MBA/CCNP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

  • Staffing qualified IT professionals to manage the networks is typically not an issue.
  • Great technical support through service contracts ensures that downtime can be kept to a minimum even when encountering complex issues that go beyond the knowledge of the average IT staff supporting the devices.
  • Cisco products have a great reputation, so it gives us peace of mind knowing we are using a solid industry leading product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cisco Catalyst Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

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