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Attribute Ratings

  • NETGEAR Ethernet Switches is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

Cisco Small Business RV Series

69%
9 Ratings
8.6

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

86%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Cisco Small Business RV Series

77%
2 Ratings

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

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.
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NETGEAR

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.
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Pros

Cisco

  • 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
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NETGEAR

  • 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.
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Cons

Cisco

  • 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.
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NETGEAR

  • Management UI
  • Power controls
  • Port checks
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Pricing Details

Cisco Small Business RV Series

Starting Price

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Cisco Small Business RV Series editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      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.
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      NETGEAR

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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      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.
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      NETGEAR

      Netgear stacks up fairly well against Linksys in terms of the SOHO switches. Easy to install, clean look, and solid functionality.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • 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
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      NETGEAR

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