Cisco Catalyst Switches

Cisco Catalyst Switches

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Cisco Catalyst Switches

Overview

What is Cisco Catalyst Switches?

Cisco's Catalyst is one of that company's brand of network switches.
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Cisco Catalyst 2960X

10 out of 10
September 17, 2022
We use the 2960 family as the access switches and the 9500 as the core. They are excellent and easy to configure and maintain. The power …
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How Cisco Catalyst Switches Differs From Its Competitors

Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

Catalyst switches have provided advanced manageability of the network through their advanced features relating to layer1/2 testing. The advanced security control features such as 802.1x, DHCP snooping, DAI, UDLD, storm-guard, loop guard, root guard, and CRC/FCS checking information are all …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

We have benefited through customizing the switches to minimize security risks by turning off unneeded services and processes. We've also leveraged software capabilities and routing on some devices to save core routing costs. We have been able to automate deployment and log collection without the …
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

During and after the pandemic, our business realized that productivity could be managed in a hybrid workforce. Not only could it be managed, it could also be leveraged as well. Having an agile workforce became a priority overnight. Our business has many remote office workers that traditionally had …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

Hardware availability. We have been waiting over 6 months for some equipment and have been reluctant to offer hybrid solutions to some locations/employees because we cannot get them the needed equipment. This has caused us to explore other vendors. Our business needs have changed faster than some …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

It has allowed us to support individual and small groups of employees at remote locations. The remote locations could be at a home or even now at a customer's site. It provides a better experience for the customer but also ensures security of our network. To us it is a win-win situation. …
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Hybrid Work Experience

We have been getting very positive reviews from our customers because the availability of our employees has increased. By working either on-site or from home, the employees can focus more of their attention on their job vs. fulfilling internal demands. Our company has begun to focus it's energy …
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Other Products Considered

We chose Cisco because of the robustness and longevity of their hardware. We also appreciate the great support and ease of troubleshooting. We have in-house product experts and can largely deploy the solutions without the help of outside vendors. If we were to use another company, we would have to …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

We have multiple VLANs and access ports all over our campus. Without advanced access-list options, anyone can plug a device into one of those ports. Also, advanced VLAN capabilities help us to manage VLAN traffic and priorities crucial data provides uninterrupted data flow. Able to connect …
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Hybrid Work Implementation Progress

We were already using cisco network devices as well as wireless solutions and ip telephony systems. It seemed to have good idea to use webex software and hardware to expand our cisco collaboration. Webex intergration to our cisco ip telephony system helped us to complete the project quickly and …
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Organizational Challenges Faced

Planning phase was easy since we use Cisco products widely on our organisation and integrating Cisco Hybrid solution to our current IT system was not a big challenge. But installating software to remote users required more work and had more challenges to install and operate the system itself also …
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Impact on Organizational Challenges

Implementing hybrid solutions hardware/software was easy part on most cases but remote users had issues to install and access to software and hardware but main challenge was encouraging users to use hybrid work solutions and get them adjust to new environment and resources. Some users embraced the …
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Hybrid Work Experience

For younger and more tech savvy employees transition was easier and less challenging but people who do not need computers or not familiar with technology had trouble to adjust hybrid solutions and that impact productivity. Interaction with customers also created some challenges as well not every …
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Other Products Considered

The reason why we choose Cisco solution over other solutions is seamless integration with our cisco network solutions and ip telephony system. Our internal system integrated with webex quick and easy so arranging meetings and making calls was easier and required less hardware investment. Cisco …
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Cisco Services Usage

We did not contact Cisco directly but worked with Distributor. told them our needs and gave them network topology and they offered us comprehensive services not just devices and configurations also the helped us to come up with network layout.
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Hybrid Work Experience

End users have to understand that the IT department can't fix remote internet issues. When working remotely, the first component that needs addressed is the connection.
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

We have benefitted, but sometimes the commands are hard to get pushed over using the built in web configuration, so we still end up resorting over to cmdline console options using SSH as that is always more consistent. We are looking to see which models will integrate with Cisco Meraki, as we …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

It has benefitted us immensely, as they easily integrate with our organization's infrastructure. Additional rack and stack deployments go through a breeze with minimal hiccups, if any. We have full control of the feature set that we need and enable, as well as control over the feature set (s) that …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

Some models are equipped with PoE+, we use this feature to connect access points and cameras, without the need to use PoE injectors. We can pay less for switches where we don't need PoE+ and standard the switches we use, to make simples the administration process. When integrated with Cisco DNA …
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Cisco Catalyst Benefits

In our organization, we are not using any automation, But yes in virtualization its very helpful and handy. Its easy to manage and customized.
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

Yes, In our organization we are managing many network VLAN segments and in this case, Cisco Catalyst 2960-X/XR is very handy and provides all its benefits of it. We have many overseas offices also and everywhere we are using the same product and via advanced customization to achieve better …
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Cisco Catalyst Benefits

The switch is technological and delivers exceptional performance to our network. We use access topology and connect all access devices like PCs and wifi hotspots. We use Cisco DNA management to improve the monitoring and management service.
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

Being able to adjust the configuration as needed via CLI, API, automation, and/or management platform allows for dynamic configurations, which can provide a host of benefits. One example would be Software-Defined Access (SDA) which allows almost a drag-and-drop policy creation. To do that manually …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

We integrated them into Prime to manage like all other switches and Network Assistant for some devices. WebUI (Cisco Configuration Professional for Catalyst) is very useful for quick operations, even if CLI remains the best way to configure them. Removable SD cards allow very fast …
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Cisco Catalyst Benefits

I only utilize a fraction of the available features on the 2960-X series switches. In our case, this is mainly geared toward configuration backups and port recovery. Fortunately, these work as expected, and we have had little need for some of the advanced features. They also integrate well with …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

Anyone familiar with Cisco switches knows how powerful they can be. Options for configuration and customization are extensive. If you know your way around the CLI, you have a major advantage in dealing with the OSI layers 1-3. If you don't, TAC has always been exceptional in helping resolve issues …
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Cisco Catalyst Customization and Manageability

We take the simple approach, and have deployed them in the IDFs as stacks. They are very easy to manage and have proved very reliable over the past several years. Being able to add another switch makes them great for scalability.
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What is Cisco Catalyst Switches?

Cisco's Catalyst is one of that company's brand of network switches.

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Product Details

What is Cisco Catalyst Switches?

The Cisco Catalyst family of switches includes enterprise LAN access, distribution, and core switches. The vendor says the switches are designed for an entirely new era of intent-based networking, deliver stellar performance and functionality, and prepares a network for the future with breakthrough innovations for security, mobility, IoT, and the cloud.

Cisco Catalyst switches offer advanced security capabilities, scale for IoT, and cloud readiness.

Cisco aims to transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Cisco and its valued partners sell Cisco hardware, software, and services to businesses of all sizes, governments, service providers, and consumers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco's Catalyst is one of that company's brand of network switches.

HPE Aruba Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, and Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches are common alternatives for Cisco Catalyst Switches.

Reviewers rate Implementation Rating highest, with a score of 10.

The most common users of Cisco Catalyst Switches are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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