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Score 7.8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

94%
9 Ratings
8.6

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

86%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

100%
11 Ratings

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HPE Aruba Switches are a good cost-effective alternative to high-end switches. They offer management capabilities which allow the extra features that are necessary in a corporate environment in today's world. Depending on budget, they may still be too expensive for some users.
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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

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

  • 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

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

  • Management UI
  • Power controls
  • Port checks
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Pricing Details

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Hewlett Packard Enterprise

      I think it compares very favorably against Cisco and others because it is much cheaper and doesn't require continued support costs.
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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

      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

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