King of Switches - Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches
October 07, 2021

King of Switches - Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series Switches

Zahid Zahoor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cisco Catalyst 1000 Series

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

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
  • Positive: Easy to deploy
  • Positive: Easy PoE setup
  • Negative: More costly as compared to other brands
Cisco switches are easy to manage as compare[d] to Juniper. Also, it provides premium support in case if you have any issues.

Do you think Cisco Catalyst Switches delivers good value for the price?


Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst Switches's feature set?


Did Cisco Catalyst Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst Switches go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst Switches again?


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.

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

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.