Long time favorite Cisco Catalyst delivers again with the 3650 Series Switches
December 04, 2020

Long time favorite Cisco Catalyst delivers again with the 3650 Series Switches

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

We have been using Cisco Catalyst switches for many years and the 3650 was a natural choice. It has been delivering our core networking with performance and stability. It is feature rich and management is easy. Being the big market leader has created a huge community support platform, so help is never far away.
  • It does switching very well, fast and reliable.
  • Management is easy from a central point.
  • Community support is huge and help is right around the corner.
  • It may be a bit expensive.
  • No real other downsides.
  • Stability is the key as downtime means money.
  • Performance is great, so a growing company can keep up.
Using VLANs means network segmentation which offers security among other issues. Getting network statistics from the devices for monitoring is a prerequisite to handle a growing company and the Cisco Switches offer all kinds of way to get you that information. Although all the subtypes makes choosing difficult, the abundance of features will make sure you can get what you want.
With the many switches we have, good manageability is crucial and the Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches offer ways to manage them without any big hassles.
We are a long time happy Cisco customer. Recently we haven't compared competition, but we are looking at the market in general. We are still happy with the Cisco choice and maybe next time we will be doing a physical comparison.

Do you think Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches again?

Yes

Using this as your core networking equipment for medium sized companies is an excellent choice. It is stackable so can grow with your company. It is not the cheapest offering by far, but it is worth its price. For edge switches you might want to look for other devices (smaller, cheaper).