Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

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Cisco "The Power House"

9 out of 10
October 06, 2021
Basically, Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are used for powers in different short departments. It has [a] wide range of PoE (Power …
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Manageable Switch

8 out of 10
October 04, 2021
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are used across all departments in the organization and help us to connect LAN users. We use Cisco …
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What is Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches are designed to provide simplicity, flexibility, and security for smaller networks preparing for growth. With a wide range of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and port combinations, these switches are built to fit the needs of networks with up to 250 users and lean IT…

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What is Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches provide enterprise-grade network access sized for small businesses. With a wide range of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and port combinations, the solution is presented by the vendor as easy-to-manage switches that provide the performance a modern small office needs.

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What is Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches are designed to provide simplicity, flexibility, and security for smaller networks preparing for growth. With a wide range of Power over Ethernet (PoE) and port combinations, these switches are built to fit the needs of networks with up to 250 users and lean IT support.

What is Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 8.7.

Who uses Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches?

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches improved my company's network security, network reliability, and operational efficiency.
  • PoE support
  • Supported security
  • Device management support
  • Simple network management protocol
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches eliminate the need to supply wall power to enabled devices and the cost of adding electrical wiring.
Allows flexible power allocation on all ports, no longer need for phone deployments.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches on multiple floors across multiple buildings to provide internet to the users. The switches provide great support in keeping the devices connected to the internet. It has integrated power monitoring which tells how much power any user has used and how much is left. It has two-way authentication which provides better security. PoE is also present to power up Avaya phones which is great.
  • Awesome performance
  • Easy to manage
  • Good CLI
  • Easy to deploy
  • Low maintenance
  • The price is not cheap compared to other competitors
  • 10G uplinks [are] not available
  • Integration with other non-Cisco equipment is limited
Using this switch will not require you to have an experienced IT. It is good for startup companies because it is easy to set up, troubleshoot, and [maintain]. If you have [an] Avaya phone or IP phone it is great as well because of the PoE function it has. The design is perfect as well for companies who [do] not have [a lot of] space for their servers and network equipment.
Yes, indeed it is perfect for easy management. UI is simple and unique. For the configuration part, you can check out the manual and lots of resources [are] available online. Management of the switch is also easy. Configuring the ACLs and security is easy.
I love the design and the overall usability of the hardware. It makes the installation easier in a variety of environments. For the PoE, it is very helpful especially when setting up Avaya IP Phones. You just plug [in] the phone and configure. Then like magic, the phone will work and you can now use it readily.
Score 10 out of 10
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I belong to the automotive industry. We are using multiple network switches with more than two [varieties]. In the last few years, we removed other [varieties] but kept using Cisco 2960 Series for the distribution side. Then we began facing issues in smooth communication due to 100mbps in the 2960 Series. Now, we are moving toward 1gig port-wise and the 2960 Series is end of support. We are using C1000 in different departments and replacing it over time.
  • SFP for both (Fiber & Coper)
  • C1000 gig ports are very useful for wireless AP's and smooth connectivity
  • VLAN Management is outstanding
  • RSTP
  • NTP
  • Centralized management issues
  • Combo ports must be included
  • Licensing is very costly
[Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches] is well suited in the following situations: in production areas where we require backup & alternative links for avoiding downtime, C1000 is awesome due to not having a fan because in industrial areas there are a lot of stations in an open environment (switches are normally hung due to dust), and the security features are very good because nobody can misuse in an open area.

The less appropriate scenarios: small offices due to cost, licensing costs too much for small offices, and use for extending networks or for bridging.
Yes, it's simple for professionals and administrators to manage. We designed VLAN for our organization, but deployment was not easy. We were on multiple brands of network switches before Cisco. Then we deployed VLAN in our environment but we were stuck in required scenarios, plus security concerns kept us on edge. Therefore, we studied and installed Cisco 2960 & C1000 Series in our critical production areas and achieved the goal of smooth connectivity with a security feature.
POE and the fan-less design make it easier to install Cisco 1000 Series in different environments. The following features allow easier management of the network for smooth communication and avoidance of downtime in the critical production areas: VLAN management, RSTP loop prevention, NTP POE ports used in wireless AP or other distribution, and being fanless (no heat up or hanging issues in open area environments).
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches at various buildings in our district. They are used at the IDF level and provide connectivity for labs and classroom environments. We have replaced [the] existing 2960-S series with these switches.
  • They provide affordable drops for classrooms and labs.
  • They provide PoE so we can supply our staff with VOIP phones without power bricks.
  • They easily replace existing 2960-S series switches.
  • If they could provide just a tad bit more PoE power that'd be great, but I do realize they are not the high-end switch solution.
These switches are extremely affordable and do a very good job of providing multiple network drops and connectivity for labs, classrooms, and offices. Since they do provide PoE, they are excellent candidates for offices that require PoE for VOIP phones as well. They are easily managed and are great "replacement" switches. We have used them in certain scenarios where Access Points require PoE. In some instances, we have had to add a power brick, (long runs) but they will support AP's. A little more power per port would be better, but depending on the situation, they will work. Overall, I'd say they are a very good solution and would have no problem recommending them.
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are an excellent choice for replacements and new installations. Since it is based on the Cisco framework, it is physically identical to the earlier models so replacement and space is not an issue. To manage the switch is a breeze especially if you are already a Cisco shop. Learning the software and how to manage the switch is easy to do, again, especially if you are already familiar with the Cisco systems.
The fanless design is extremely handy [in] locations. We would not use this switch in areas that tend to get very warm over prolonged periods of time. The PoE is great especially for VOIP phones and does work with AP's. The only issue we have experienced with PoE that is possibly considered a negative is that on longer Access Point runs, we have had to add power bricks.
I honestly have not had to call upon Cisco support for any of our [Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches] we've deployed at this point.
Zahid Zahoor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are mostly used to get a large number of devices connected in a single network. They are used by a few departments which require a large number of devices in a single network as they have [a] lot of ports. I have only faced an issue once with this switch where lag interface was frequently going down; [otherwise], it is always great to work with Cisco switches.
  • PoE+ support
  • Great management support via Bluetooth, SNMP, RJ45 or USB console
  • Good CLI / web UI manageability
  • The switch should support dynamic routing
  • The switch with 48 ports is not fanless
  • Switch should support auto-bays on console port
With its PoE and fanless features [and] easy deployment, Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches provide good performance [at] less cost. So I guess it will be a good fit for most of the scenarios. The only scenario where this switch will not be a good fit is when we require 100 + users in a single network.
I guess that mostly depends on the person who is managing the device. If the person has at least CCNA level of knowledge, then it will not be [too] difficult to manage this switch.
With some great features like PoE, it makes easy to install the switch in our network. You can install it anywhere you have a network socket. The fanless design is also one of the key features because it consumes much less power.
October 07, 2021

Advanced Switch by Cisco

Score 10 out of 10
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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are placed at our distribution layer to fulfill my shop network requirement. I terminated my Wireless Access points on these switches.
  • PoE
  • Inter VLAN Routing
  • Provide four ports of Fiber Channel
  • They are awesome and advanced switches. Only need to improve their syntax of CLI.
These switches are heavy and designed to place at the minimum distribution layer, from where you will get gigabit connectivity at each port. It does not design for the access layer, as they are much more capable to do inter VLANs.
Yes, we are managing 50+ VLANs in our environment and Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches really supports me well in doing this. Also, the bandwidth of each port [makes] my life easy [when] provid[ing] gigabit connectivity to each department.
I have a plant where I installed these switches and their fanless design makes it easier to install hassle-free and without any doubt.
October 06, 2021

Cisco "The Power House"

Shivam Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Basically, Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are used for powers in different short departments. It has [a] wide range of PoE (Power over Ethernet). These Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are so perfectly built that they provide support [for] up to 250 users. The price tag is [a] little high. Connection with non-Cisco products must be improved.
  • Awesome performance
  • User friendly (custom support)
  • Easy management
  • Connectivity (integration) issues with other products
  • Price tag should be improved
  • Should work on backup configuration
[Well suited for] power serve in short offices or departments, wide range of PoE, connection up to 250 users. [Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches is the] best in [the] market for Enterprises and the Telecommunications industry.

Price tag and integration with products other than Cisco has to be improved.
Having a better PoE and having a connection [of] up to 250 users, it helps my department to provide a wide range of connectivity. It has integrated power monitoring which tells how much power any user has used and how much is left. It has two-way authentication which provides better security.
It supports [the] latest Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards with lots of power reserve.
Edna Frimpong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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This product is [being] used by [the] IT department specifically. Because it is good for small companies and our business is a small company, it has been helpful in so many ways. First of all, it costs less which means we can afford it. [Secondly,] it is fanless and has a good performance rate.
  • It [has] very easy [deployment].
  • [You] can monitor it in many countries or states.
  • This device can be run on many servers, especially HTTP.
  • If the price [was] reduced, I [would] be very happy.
  • I suggest [that] there [should] be upgrades on the PoE to reach higher demands.
  • The power supply this device comes with [could be improved].
I will gladly recommend this device to any small IT or software company venturing into [the] industry. Because of the PoE, it is easy to deploy to other devices. It costs less, it's fanless, and it can reach [across] larger environments. Finally, it [also] has good performance ratings when it comes to functionality.
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches have been a great help for my company. It has servers mostly used by the IT department. It has also helped in connecting multiple devices on the same network and can be used across many states and countries. Our company normally uses the device as a controller in order to allow multiple people to interact with each other.
It is fanless, its flexibility, and you [can] use over-the-air Bluetooth. It is very reliable and can cover larger [domains] because of the PoE. Cisco has been our server since we started our company [and the] 48 ports make it manageable when working.
Ahmed Mujeeb | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are the best access switches [as] of now. They are used all across the organization on an access layer. They support all the PoE standards and reliability is very good.
  • All standard PoE support
  • No DNA license required
  • Rugged switches for any environment
  • Pricing may be decreased as per the current market
  • Cisco must introduce L3 switches in 1000 Series
  • 10G uplinks should be available
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are [well suited] for small to mid-size industries with a high level of options and capabilities, but the pricing Cisco set can be improved.
As it supports CLI and GUI both, it really helps us in configuring the device. The Cisco CLI provides a long range of configuration capabilities which allows configuring any function in depth which is the best part.
The 740W power supply in the 1000 Series, 48 port switch is enough to power almost all the PoE devices across the industry.
October 04, 2021

Manageable Switch

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are used across all departments in the organization and help us to connect LAN users. We use Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches as access switches for connecting to what we call the "last mile" within the office. We use layer-three switching to interconnect between branch sites.
  • Connecting LANs
  • Work as edge switch
  • Security
  • Pricing
We are using Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches for LAN connectivity. We are using VTP to connect all the switches from a master server that can easily manage all the configuration and troubleshooting issues from a single place. We can easily carry out activities such as VLAN creation and ACL as well.
Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches provide easy CLI and GUI to configure the switch--even beginners can configure it easily.
Yes, we provide access points through PoE.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches are used to power several small to medium-sized offices and other customer-facing endpoints that are highly critical to our organization. The resilience, reliability, performance, and flexible support options give us the assurance that business operations have reasonable mitigation against failure, bottlenecks, and extended periods of downtime.
  • Excellent throughput/performance.
  • High resilience/reliability.
  • Best-in-class enterprise support.
  • Pricing could be improved.
  • Feature set/performance at this price point is not as attractive as competitors.
  • Integration/interoperability with non-Cisco products could be improved.
The Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series of Switches are best suited for critical environments within an organization that requires highly available endpoints on a small to medium scale. Cisco products can be somewhat expensive compared to the alternatives, but these may not provide the level of assurance that Cisco is known for. Larger scale critical environments may benefit from the 3000x or 9000x series. For non-critical and/or low-budget environments, there are more cost-effective alternatives.
We have found that the Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series were simple to install and configure. Your network infrastructure team will not need to become CCNA certified to figure out their way around these devices. Basic functionality and integration can be done without having to undergo a difficult learning curve. As a result, management and maintenance effort has also been reduced.
We have found that Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series switches are highly optimized pieces of hardware that are perfect for their target environments. Smaller, simpler designs allow for more relaxed network room/cabinet requirements and PoE functionality have even allowed for micro-segmentation of CCTV and VoIP devices in certain areas without the need for additional hardware.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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These switches were introduced as they offer PoE capabilities to power our various wireless access points in the office. With VLAN and port segregation it allows us to build logical separation of our departments. Features like blink ports or chassis allows for easy identification in the rack. With the integration into our management-console we don't need to fiddle on the ios-console anymore. However, that is still an option of course.
  • Supports latest PoE standards with lots of power reserve.
  • Easy management thanks to integration in management-interfaces.
  • Offers everything you'd expect from a SOHO switch.
  • If you're not used to how Cisco names stuff you might search a while to find the right option.
  • Sometimes active- and backup configuration can be a bit confusing.
  • The price tag is rather high. You might be able to save with cheaper brands if you don't need all the features it offers.
Well suited for small to medium office spaces. This is not a switch you'd put in your data center, as it misses a redundant power supply or complex failover mechanisms. It does come with port-trunking, VLAN, etc. which makes it still very versatile. If you're comfortable on the console or use configuration management tools you'll get your network set up in no time.
This really depends on your experience. If you have your CCNA you'll have no issue whatsoever to get this thing running. Also, if you're just looking into a reliable switch with no high needs, it is plug and play.
If you plan on complex network setup, it is highly recommended to use a management-tool and not fiddle directly on the switch anymore.
The usability will feel natural to frequent Cisco users and a bit harder to navigate if you're new to the system. If you're limited to a small rack, maybe even in a not climate controlled environment the fan-less models with less energy consumption are a pro. With PoE you can deploy your network hardware anywhere you have a network socket: Thin Clients, APs, Sensors, you name it. The integrated power monitoring tells you how much power each client consumes and how much you have left.