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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki MS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Cisco Meraki MS

93%
34 Ratings
8.7

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

87%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Cisco Meraki MS

100%
1 Rating

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Cisco Meraki MS

90%
25 Ratings

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.3

Cisco Meraki MS

93%
15 Ratings

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Meraki MS

This product will go to the top of the list of what I will use again. It makes support significantly easier and that is important to the operations here. I feel this is a strong candidate to be used in just about any configuration. It is very adaptable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

We have had a multitude of different back-end network switch equipment and the Netgear switches always are compatible in the traffic pattern and packet transmission with the back-end gear.
Kevin Ray | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Meraki MS

  • Meraki MS switches are wonderful at allowing a network admin to configure a VPN mesh network without having to have highly specialized knowledge. Unlike Cisco switches, there is no CLI, there is only a GUI, and Meraki support helps you set it up as you add nodes to your network.
  • Meraki MS switches are easy to deploy. Full stop.
  • They can work with any firewall or ASA but I would strongly recommend using the Meraki MX security appliance if you are going to use Meraki MS switches because they were made to work together.
  • They easily stack. It's all done for you in the Meraki cloud control panel.
  • They will get an address from your admin VLAN's DHCP scope and keep it. Even if you unplug it and move it, you will not have to worry about addressing it.
  • The GUI is online and you can reach it from anywhere, so as long as you have the credentials, you can manage the network from any device that has a browser.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Small to medium size office in which the network environment is not very complicated.
  • NETGEAR switches can form a network with decent performance/bandwidth and relative lost cost.
  • It's very easy to manage NETGEAR switches. The GUI is straight forward to use.
  • NETGEAR switches provides high performance, scalability and reliability.
Wien Dai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Meraki MS

  • People who are coming from enterprise switches or command line options may feel limited
  • If internet is having issue, managing the switches can become more burdensome
  • Switches do not have as many advanced features as enterprise switches
  • Delay in reporting and debugging
kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Management UI
  • Power controls
  • Port checks
Matthew Goodhall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki MS

General

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

Starting Price

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Great product and we're always watching for new additions from meraki
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.0
Based on 25 answers
Cisco support for the Meraki products is great. I have a dedicated representative who I can reach out to at any time. They offer numerous online resources and easy to follow tutorials to help the most novice user feel like a pro. When I need support they were ready and quickly helped me solve my problems.
Laurance J. Specht | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki equipment is easier to configure, setup, and deploy as well as manage. The only thing I will say for the other gear is that they have their special niche requirements, protocol options, and special configuration options that not all Meraki gear has. Meraki gear cannot do everything that other switches out there can do for specific requirements. For the most common network requirements, Meraki can do it!
Trevor Harley | 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

Scalability

Cisco Meraki MS

Cisco Meraki MS 9.3
Based on 15 answers
We have had no trouble linking multiple switches together with a daisy chain cable. We have done this throughout our building and have added them as switch stacks so that they appear as one large switch. It's even better when combined with port aggregation on our fiber feed lines for 20GB throughput back to the core network.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cisco Meraki MS

  • One critical business objective was a worry-free network. This is it!
  • Another business objective was to be able to manage my entire network from a single interface. Meraki delivers again! Not having to be in the building to monitor, manage and configure networking equipment is worth the weight of these devices in gold.
  • I wanted to be able to see everything that was happening on my network. Meraki enables that. I can see every device, what each is doing, set alerts for when individual ports go down or the device that is attached stops sending packets, etc. The visibility into my network's performance and security is unprecedented. I never knew what I was missing and I do not want to go back!
Nathan Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

  • Saved over $60000 by using 1u NETGEAR Switches vs. Cisco
  • Saved Power consumption by using a Switch with less fans
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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