HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches vs. NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches
Score 8.7 out of 10
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HPE offers Ethernet switches under the Aruba Networks product line.N/A
NETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Score 8.8 out of 10
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NETGEAR offers Ethernet Switches.N/A
Pricing
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Considered Both Products
HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches
Chose HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches
The HPE Aruba Switches are definitely easier to setup than Cisco Catalyst Switches. We prefer to have a managed interface, so the HPE Aruba Switches are a better option than most Netgear or D-Link switches. Compared to HPE Networking Switches, the Aruba models typically are …
NETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Chose NETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Better quality and management features than Linksys devices and much cheaper than Aruba.
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HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Small Businesses

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Medium-sized Companies
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Extreme Networks Wired Access - Switches
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Cisco Ethernet Switches
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(10 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Aruba Ethernet SwitchesNETGEAR Ethernet Switches
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We manage a lot of public infrastructure and schools which
means we need reliable hardware that is easy to prep and install quickly due to
time constraints. The price is great as we must keep a close eye on our budget.


We use these switches in all types of situations and
configurations some are full SFP and others are ethernet but honestly the software
and hardware are great for our usage.
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NETGEAR
Great for entry-level networking, and the cost-to-quality ratio is great for the average consumer. I've used them in a crawl space that is not climate controlled, and it just works and provides the switching capabilities I need. These are great for users that don't have a ton of experience and can simply try to troubleshoot with a simple power cycle.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • REST API capability
  • Wired & Wireless 802.1x configuration easiness
  • Wireless Access Points (APs) zero touch provisioning
  • Its high-end family (running the AOS-CX firmware) supports a virtualization technology called VSX (Virtual Switching Extension) which allows 2 switches to present itself as one virtualized switch under Layer 2, and as 2 separate routers under Layer 3; thereby providing high availability.
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NETGEAR
  • Manage extra connections in a switched network.
  • Provide good throughput for those extra connections.
  • Easy to add into an existing network environment.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • I have had issues finding monitoring software that natively supports Provision/Aruba OS. Most are designed primarily with Cisco in mind.
  • HPE/Aruba switches have historically had issues with corrupt flash. This seems to be less common in more recent models.
  • HPE/Aruba's switching portfolio can be confusing. Some models run on the Aruba OS while some others run on Comware. There is some overlap in these model lines so at times is can be tough to tell which switch is right.
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NETGEAR
  • 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.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It is a very good product, has almost all the feature you can need to access switches, a simple web GUI management, but not all can be configured from the GUI interface.
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NETGEAR
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The HPE Aruba Switches are definitely easier to setup than Cisco Catalyst Switches. We prefer to have a managed interface, so the HPE Aruba Switches are a better option than most Netgear or D-Link switches. Compared to HPE Networking Switches, the Aruba models typically are cheaper and perform nearly as well
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NETGEAR
While the Ubiquiti are much easier to manage remotely through their cloud controllers, the Netgear is much more reliable in harsh environments than the other simple switches we use, as they seem less susceptive to high temperatures and humidity. (TP-Link and Zycel are the other major brands we use for simple switches.)
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Ease of deployment has cut back on labor hours.
  • Ease of management has allowed us to be more proactive to other potential issues that may occur on the network.
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NETGEAR
  • Keeps our investment in infrastructure connections low because they can provide those connections.
  • A lower cost alternative to adding in wall connections.
  • Sometimes they can cause collision issues due to traffic across them.
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