36 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Ethernet Switches

In my field, I honestly can't think of a scenario I wouldn't want to use an SG switch. Even if someone needed a simple desktop switch, I would advise they purchase a $150 8 port SG350 over spending $50 on a SOHO Netgear or similar switch. The flexibility of functionality offered by these switches in unmatched.
Patrick Plaisance | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

Most companies have warranty contracts or prefer a specific type of equipment to match their current environment. Smaller environments that don't have a policy for a specific device, or someone looking for a good switch with a low cost would be where I have currently utilized these switches. I don't see why these switches couldn't be used in a larger environment, although I have not tested them in a corporate environment. In home or small office environments, these have worked very well.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Quality of software is very high. Ability to configure is very high. Scaleability is very high.
  • Ability to tap into a vast network of knowledge outside of your organization is excellent.
  • Availability of training courses for this equipment is also very good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Gigabit speed is consistent and reliable
  • Cost is low
  • Easy to install
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Cisco Switches are extremely expensive (however the service that you get it outstanding)
  • Installing a third party license is a nightmare
  • At times, support ends with no warning.
Michael Timms | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Better advertisement about advanced enterprise features. My experience is with smaller switches and not with the fully managed switches.
  • Additional management tools to monitor multiple switches in the environment. Similar to Cisco Network Assistant.
Steve Davis | 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

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Both vendors can produce good switches and I don't find big differences from reliability or technical level between them
Jyrki Halonen | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

Netgear stacks up fairly well against Linksys in terms of the SOHO switches. Easy to install, clean look, and solid functionality.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Ethernet Switches

  • Uptime. We haven’t had a fault due to the switch itself, which has increased our uptime and reliability across the network.
Brian Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Rarely need to reboot or troubleshoot the SOHO switches.
  • Low cost for the functionality. For example, 8 port GB switches for $20 is a no brainer for a home environment that doesn't need vlans or more enterprise type features.
  • No negative impact on any environment I am aware of, however have not tested in a larger environment with multiple switches.
Steve Davis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Ethernet Switches

General

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

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

General

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

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