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Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

Overview

What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

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8 out of 10
December 27, 2023
We utilize Cisco Catalyst throughout our network. This includes both access layer within our organization and to the core of the network. …
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Product Details

What is Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches?

The Catalyst 9300 Series is described by Cisco as the next generation of the industry's most widely deployed stackable switching platform, recognized as CRN's 2018 Overall Network Product of the Year. And for security, IoT, and the cloud, these switches form the foundation of Cisco Software-Defined Access, their enterprise architecture solution.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco offers the Catalyst 9300 series of stackable LAN switches.

HPE Networking Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, and Ruckus ICX Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches.

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We do have other vendors. For example, Juniper, Fortinet, and there are quite a few others. And Cisco is pretty good because we know the workflow, we know how the operating system works. We are much more familiar with Cisco products and we know the support system behind it. So in terms of comparing with others, I think it stands out. It's one of our top products to go to.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Well, we've used the previous model of Cisco switches, which were 3850s, 2960s, and they performed in a similar manner, really reliable. But they needed to be updated and we've done that. Obviously we're now running the next generation 9300 series switches.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Unfortunately, I haven't had an opportunity to look at other vendors of late, but predominantly Cisco has been a very good product and yet to see anyone else in the market is probably as close as possible to what they're able to offer in their ecosystem.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
While using the fabric solution within the LAN and the next generation protocols, Cisco Catalyst Switches are a recommended choice for organisations that prioritise network security due to its robust security capabilities. TrustSec, MACsec, and other security procedures all help to maintain a strong security posture.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Catalyst is radically different than the competitors in Extreme and HP. While Extreme and HP do have better prices they do lack the features necessary to consolidate on a singular platform and encompass many routing features exclusive to Catalyst.
Dan Kelcher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
The Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are the newer version of the 3850. They are quite similar, but the 9300 has some advantages. First is simply the increase in hardware - mGig ports, uplinks, UPoE, etc. The application hosting is another nice addition.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ultimately we needed a small form factor and the capability to perform advanced layer-3 functionality in case we needed to perform routing on the devices. If we didn't need this, we would have gone with the 9200-series switches. The 9400-series chassis are overkill and the 1000-series switches are too low-end and don't have the feature set.
Mst Rahima Khatun | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series [Switches] features top-of-the-line hardware and operating systems (OS). Compared to the other competitors, its features are far superior. There have been no problems with our older Catalyst Switches in years. Cisco was the vendor of choice for our network upgrade. Even though the 2900 series switches might have been a better fit, we went with the DNA claws model because of its smaller size and lower price.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have always been primarily a Cisco switch and wireless shop and were familiar with the product line, have the relationship with Cisco, familiarity with TAC, etc., and it made sense to maintain that, in addition, to continue taking advantage of the in-house Cisco expertise we have. We are also aiming for SD-Access and DNA Center in the future so the Catalyst line of products made the most sense to set ourselves up for that.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Our environment is Cisco, so the only products I have compared the Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches to would be other Cisco products. We find the same reliability and performance from the newer generation switches as we did with past generations. The Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches are the next step, as our infrastructure reach EOL and needs replaced.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used HP ProCurves at our old office. They offered cheap switching, lots of ports, and lifetime warranties, but you realistically got what you paid for. They were often times confounding, and much more difficult to integrate together and with our firewalls. QoS was pretty much a lost cause on them. We also had many issues with dead ports. While they were covered under warranty, having to take an entire 48 port module offline to get the defective port replaced was quite cumbersome and caused some outages.

The inability to push multiple VLAN's across a single port was also a huge impediment, necessitating two ports per cube, whereas we can accomplish the same thing with one port per desk with the Catalyst 9300's.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Cisco Meraki are ridiculous. They are okay for the closet switches but we once had them as core switches. This makes for nightmarish weekends of outages as we had problems with them reaching the internet as they also held all of our core routing. The Cisco Nexus is a fine product however.
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