Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches-- this is why you use them in Industrial Environments
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 26, 2019

Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches-- this is why you use them in Industrial Environments

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Overall Satisfaction with Adtran NetVanta Routers and Switches

We use Adtran NetVanta switches to connect users to the LAN core. We use them company-wide at 14 locations, across multiple VLANs, and with a variety of equipment.
  • In industrial environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are robust and have a very long lifetime.
  • In office environments, Adtran NetVanta switches are low profile and easy to install.
  • Adtran NetVanta switches have multiple options for mounting, racks or wall mount are equally simple and well implemented.
  • Adtran NetVanta switches are Layer 3 lite, which can cause issues for more elaborate installations. If you're looking to connect multiple locations to a core switch they are perfect.
  • I am constantly replacing switches at manufacturing locations, the amount of dirt and oil that collect on switches in incredible. Adtran NetVanta switches perform better than any others we've tried. Most switch lifetimes are measured in months, a NetVanta switch's lifetime is measured in years.
  • The ability to console, telnet/ssh or WebUI interface with switches is invaluable, and makes problem-solving easier. The added ability to use Cisco like backup & restore routines as well as great tech support make problem-solving with NetVanta switches much easier than ever before.
We have used everything from Foundry/Brocade, to Cisco, to Extreme, and nothing lives as long and performs as well as NetVanta switches.
I would use Adtran NetVanta switches anywhere, industrial or office environments are equally well suited. Small networks with 20-100 users and a single gateway, or more elaborate networks with over 500 users and multiple routers and gateways, are both doable from the switch level, NetVanta switches are incredibly robust for the footprint.