18 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Small Business RV Series is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

Cisco Small Business RV Series

69%
9 Ratings
8.5

D-Link Ethernet Switches

85%
6 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Small Business RV Series

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

D-Link Ethernet Switches

85%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Small Business RV Series

77%
2 Ratings
7.5

D-Link Ethernet Switches

75%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Small Business RV Series

It's best suited for small offices 10-25 users. Any more and its best to move away to a more higher tier. It will be less appropriate for a mid level company with a large staff. It's best for a small business with a limited budget and less strenuous security functionality.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

The focus of the equipment is SoHo, that is, small businesses or companies and even domestic use. It meets these scenarios very well. Using for large scale, they can present difficulties to maintain throughput, that is, its use in large networks can be difficult to maintain.
Another issue to be taken into account is technical assistance, they are not as agile as the competition.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Cisco Small Business RV Series is aimed for SMB use cases
  • Simple setting and easy deployment
  • Can be integrated with Cisco security on cloud such as Umbrella
  • Provides advanced security features with license
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

  • Easy to use GUI
  • Inexpensive
  • Available in a different number of ports.
  • Support for copper as well as fiber ports.
  • Available in gigabit ethernet and above speeds as well.
Umair Ali Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Wireless is slower than a dedicated wireless module.
  • Some of the lower-end Cisco RV models can't handle high traffic load.
  • GUI interface is really slow sometimes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

  • Updates frequently
  • End of life cycle and end of support cycle.
  • As D-Link frequently changes its products and customer have to switch very often.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Small Business RV Series

General

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

Starting Price

D-Link Ethernet Switches

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Cisco Small Business RV Series

No score
No answers yet
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D-Link Ethernet Switches

D-Link Ethernet Switches 8.5
Based on 4 answers
D-Link Ethernet Switches are working fine and fulfill all of our organization's needs cost-wise and efficiency-wise. The rating that I gave would vary based on performance and durability. We used an open environment without an IP-rated network rack, but its working fine and we handle all weather issues carefully and manage the network smoothly. Takeaways: cost effective, handles complex networks, and very good performance.
Irfan Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco Small Business RV Series 7.7
Based on 2 answers
The features are good. The support is good. The resources to deploy, manage, and operate it are good. Customer's feedback and testimonials are good. The updates in terms of zero day vulnerabilities are good and timely. But, I still give an 8 out of 10 because I think the pricing, licensing, and GUI can be improved more.
John Patrick Duro | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

D-Link Ethernet Switches 7.5
Based on 4 answers
I have given it 9 out of 10 just because of its low cost and additional features that have been an integral part of any product, otherwise, the load management part was far more inferior as compared to the Cisco switches, as those switches have a spanning tree protocol built-in.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Cisco's power really stems from its brand reputation and honestly not much else. No one ever got fired for deploying Cisco, and that's why it stands out. The Cisco Small Business RV Series is no exception there; the unit is built well and does the job. However, much more powerful alternatives for routers are out there—the biggest competitor being Ubiquiti. The UniFi routers are significantly more powerful in all regards, including routing speed, IPS/IDS speeds, and VPN functionality. Support for those is admittedly rather lackluster though, so if your network is critical, you are effectively self-insuring your equipment. For some that may be fine, but for others, that risk of extended downtime is just not worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

They stack up great. In performance, Price, Physical style. I have been around many networks with a business that has spent three times as much on a network solution and Dlink matches up toe to toe. Has of now they are moving over to Cisco language. So this will improve the availability of engineers and support.
Landon Oliver | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Small Business RV Series

  • Remote sales staff easily make use of the included VPN
  • Wireless access is built in and convenient
  • The form factor contributes no noise and negligible heat to our data closet
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

D-Link Ethernet Switches

  • Reduction of oscillations in the network caused by repeater equipment (which was replaced by D-links).
  • Low cost of implementation and acquisition, making it possible to acquire a sufficient quantity to meet the entire park and demand.
  • Due to its low price, we have no losses with maintenance, and can simply purchase other equipment for replacement.
Roni Peterson Alvarenga | TrustRadius Reviewer

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