Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Lantronix XPress-Pro SW

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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Cisco offers Ethernet switches.N/A
Lantronix XPress-Pro SW
Score 10.0 out of 10
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IoT company Lantronix in Irvine, California offers Ethernet Switches.N/A
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Cisco Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
Cisco Ethernet Switches

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Lantronix XPress-Pro SW
Chose Lantronix XPress-Pro SW
The only device that is similar to the Lantronix that I have used was a serial console device by WTI. The Lantronix is more intuitive, and as I have stated earlier in this review, has the environmental sensors built in. Other than those two minor details, there is virtually …
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Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.2 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Meraki MS
Cisco Meraki MS
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(12 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Ethernet SwitchesLantronix XPress-Pro SW
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
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.
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Lantronix
Lantronix is very well suited for a lean and mean type of setup where the network devices are monitored, but the location does not have onsite IT support because with the Lantronix the Network Administrator can access the devices without onsite assistance. Lantronix is not necessary for a location with an onsite Network Administrator, but it is nice to be able to console connect without leaving your office.
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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.
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Lantronix
  • Allows you to manage networking devices remotely
  • Some have built-in environmental sensors
  • Cost effective
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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Lantronix
  • I have no issues with the Lantronix devices that we use, other than some are console and some use regular ethernet
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
for their relialiabilty
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Lantronix
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Lantronix
The only device that is similar to the Lantronix that I have used was a serial console device by WTI. The Lantronix is more intuitive, and as I have stated earlier in this review, has the environmental sensors built in. Other than those two minor details, there is virtually zero difference in the two products.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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Lantronix
  • Lantronix along with thin clients has reduced onsite IT costs
  • External environmental sensors are not necessary
  • No need for a onsite network admin
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