SMB Cisco Catalyst Happy User
October 19, 2021

SMB Cisco Catalyst Happy User

kevin mcgillicuddy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cisco Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

Cisco Catalyst switches provide access layer and distribution layer access for our campus network in both locations. It is adopted organization-wide adopted by IT several years ago. The business problem it solved is having network access for internet to cloud SaaS products and on-property data center resources that are hosted.
  • Support through TAC
  • Reliable and predictable
  • Scripting
  • Cost
  • Learning curve for non networking users.
  • Network reliability
  • Network scale
  • Networking health
We had HPE Procurve and previous to that 3COM Super Stack switches. We liked Cisco better because as our network became more critical the support and reliability of Cisco were very important to us. The ability also to be kept up-to-date with emerging trends in the industry, as well as flexible options for scripting and automation were important to us in our choice.

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Cisco Catalyst [2960-X/XR Series] switches are the gold standard for networking gear, they just work and if you do run into issues, Cisco TAC support is world-class and will work with you until it's resolved. During issues and outages knowing we have TAC is a great tool. They perform well while stacking and offer the base functionality every standard corporate network should need. If you have team members that are shy around a command line there will be a learning curve or heavy use of web interface tools that are not as built out as the CLI command-line interface.