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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco is a name well known in the IT field. The technology is tried and true and they have built a reputation on a solid platform. Though many people do not like the cost of the devices and the continued fees associated with long term ownership, you get what you pay for. I dont hesitate to recommend Cisco because I know people will get a solid product that will last a long time.
Dean Aceto II | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper Enterprise Routers

As an edge/WAN router that contains internet BGP routes, it handles this work very well. And the devices are robust, able to manage a significant load. However, the interface cost can be somewhat of a hindrance when wanting to use it to interconnect many metro clients.
Collin Lichtenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Easy setup and configuration. While the web UI has its quirks, setting up VLANs and other tasks which can be exceedingly complicated on other switches, are much easier on Cisco SG switches. You also have the ability to upload an existing configuration to switches, which can speed up the task of deploying many identical switches.
  • Features for the price. Getting a 48 port L3 switch with PoE+ for less than $2,000 is a great value.
  • Reliability. We have hundreds of the SG switches in dozens of client sites, many in harsh conditions, and they just keep going.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper Enterprise Routers

  • Very stable, this is the richest feature.
  • Very straightforward command line. Learn once, deploy many.
  • There's a wide range of options to choose from, according to your network needs.
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • The web UI has taken a turn for the worse with the latest firmware on the SGx50 models -- the bifurcation between basic and advanced modes and the changes to the way VLANs are modified is a step backward in my opinion.
  • The power bricks on smaller models are enormous. I'm sure, however, keeping this circuitry external to the switch is what keeps my switches running year after year in hot environments.
  • Fans can be a bit loud on larger switches -- this is true of pretty much any 1U device though.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper Enterprise Routers

  • I would like to able to find more examples of configs. Given the multiple ways to configure the same setting, having a little more documentation would be helpful.
  • I wish the FPCs and interfaces were cheaper.
Collin Lichtenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco Ethernet Switches 9.0
Based on 1 answer
for their relialiabilty
Paolo Della Mea | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper Enterprise Routers

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Cisco Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Juniper Enterprise Routers

Juniper Enterprise Routers 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Juniper support is friendly, easy to understand, widely knowledgeable, and easy to get ahold of. I did not give them a higher rating as some of my more complex issues, were solved by myself while under consultation from Juniper TAC.
Collin Lichtenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Cisco is more enterprise level, more reliable, and generally more feature rich but also very expensive. That being said old or refurbished Cisco switches are much more affordable and in comparison to even new switches from the competitor they are still a great value even though they are used. I like Ubiquiti switches as well but Cisco is usually better overall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper Enterprise Routers

Both products are great, even the CLI is very alike in both products. We chose Juniper for its reliability and support.
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Failure on Cisco Switches, from my experience, is rare in the first 5 years the device is up.
  • I have see the Cisco 6500 switches go 5 years without a reboot, which is nothing short of amazing.
  • The service that you get is top notch and available 24/7, and you really cannot put a price on that.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Juniper Enterprise Routers

  • We're saved over 35% upgrading the Network to Juniper.
  • There's a learning curve to get used the command line, so learn it before getting your hands on a Juniper Router. It's worth it, and you'll see your ROI immediately.
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Ethernet Switches

General

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

Juniper Enterprise Routers

General

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

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