Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series Switches Reviews

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Javier Acuna | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 29, 2019

Cisco is Good!

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It's a switch--it does what switches are supposed to! And helps our business make sure our IT connections are high quality.
  • So we're a banking company, and security is everything, so we really appreciate how Cisco Catalyst Switches help us maintain encryption.
  • It's also really helpful for sending information/communicating specifically for banks.
  • Increased capacity for the switches would be nice.
It could be better at long-distance connections, or remote connections in general.
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Victor Victor | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 29, 2020

It's great

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We use Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series Switches for our Intranet LAN and DC Management LAN.
  • Easy to deploy
  • Working without problems
  • Aggregating speed
  • Connecting third-party devices
When new colleagues come into the company, I can solve their issues easily because of stacking with the Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series.
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Matthew Cable | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 11, 2019

Catalyst 2960X and 3560CX Review

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We currently utilize a mixture of Catalyst 2960X and 3560CX switches at our edge in 42 locations throughout our county. Overall we have over 900+ catalyst switches deployed. The biggest thing they address for us is the Auto SmartPort feature that provisions edge ports based off of MAC OUI. This allows us to auto-provision end-user computers, phones, and access points without an engineer having to touch each switch to ensure proper VLANs and QoS are set up.
  • Stack up to 8 high providing high port density with a single managed IP address
  • Autosmart ports allow zero touch provisioning of edge connected devices
  • IOS commands are congruent amongst most models (Obviously different features available for different products)
  • My only complain is the boot time for a stack. Just more of an education thing to end users than a nuisance. Letting them know it may be 5-10 minutes before connectivity is restored in the event of a power loss.
They are best suited for edge switching applications. We do have a couple in the data center doing legacy copper VM hosts that perform ok. But edge switching is most definitely the best suited, at least in our specific situation. I know that some of the higher end catalyst switches have the ability to do layer 3 functionality, but that's not something that we've personally delved into with the catalyst line.
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Olumayowa Mosuro | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 08, 2019

Cisco Catalyst LAN Switches

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The Cisco Catalyst Switch is used for many purposes in our various departments around our organizations. Each location has a multilayer switch that can do routing as well. Users LANs are able to connect to them from their distribution switches to the core switch to gain connectivity to the network or other departments. In terms of Networks, this has helped a lot
  • Connects various switches via trunks for network accessibility to departments
  • Ability to do routing network packets
  • VLANS for departments have been created successfully
  • Servers, printer and PCs have been able to connect to the each other via the Cisco Switch
  • It is quite expensive. Most Cisco switches are not cheap and organizations usually focus on Cisco certifications especially the CCIE for cost reduction.
It is easy to configure and it is very straightforward. You can segment departments on plans and also configure routing protocols well suited for the organization. Also, DHCP can also be configured but in the case of our organization, DHCP is usually configured on a Windows Server. We also use the Cisco switch to configure access control policies for security purposes
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Yoane Maior | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 12, 2019

Cisco is the tomorrow!

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I've been using Cisco Catalyst for several years now and it offers a very solid networking solution that's why I even recommend them to the people in my job field. Very happy with the service provided by Cisco and also with the education (certifications) for me, Cisco is the Future.
  • Even though it´s not safe to have an old equipment running on an infrastructure due to security reasons, Cisco equipment mostly runs forever...
  • Catalyst Switches provides a business class solution when it comes to reliability, performance and technical support.
  • Vlan management, STP, Storm control, jumbo frames, arp
  • VTP, IP routing, VLSM
  • CLI, Ssh v2, CNA
  • They're expensive!
  • They're noisy.
  • They're hard to find in other countries like Africa
  • Licenses management are hard to understand
  • Licenses are very expensive
Data centers and small branch offices where more than 20 hosts are installed sharing multiple services.
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David East | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 13, 2018

Cisco provides a catalyst to build bears

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Catalyst switches are used at each store. They are also our edge switches at our corporate offices.
  • They WORK. Our Cisco switches remain in operation until they had to be replaced to allow for we features.
  • Easy configuration. We manage many of our switches with a single config that needs only minor tweaks.
  • Configuration by CLI guarantees that we can easily reconfigure and troubleshoot our devices, even under very low bandwidth conditions.
  • Web interface. A fully functional web interface with all configuration capabilities would help for admins with less experience.
  • They need built in monitoring that gives real statistics and other data.
Entry level switches are well suited to use in retail stores. Their low cost point allows many to be purchased and not break the bank.

4000+ switches have been instrumental in setting up our regional corporate offices. Their flexibility makes them perfect for setting up the more complex scenarios in locations with 100+ users.
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About Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series Switches

Cisco offers the Catalyst 3560-CX series of campus LAN switches.
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