Worthy successor of the most popular Cisco access level switch
August 13, 2020

Worthy successor of the most popular Cisco access level switch

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

9200 is the successor of most common access switches in our company and also in many other businesses— 2960 series. All new implementation is based on this model and we are successively replacing all obsolete devices with 9200. Like the 2960 series, those are trustworthy switches, stable and useful in various environments. Moreover, with full DNA support, they are easier to manage and automate, which is very beneficial for IT departments.
  • Automation
  • Stability
  • Great design
  • Licensing
  • Price
  • Less downtimes or production loss.
  • Easy to maintain and manage.
  • Stable L2 network
Cisco 9200 Series Switches are the natural successor of the 2960X series, so they are getting what best from them and adding automation and DNA integration features. So it's hard to compare both of them. In the past, I had several opportunities to test network devices from other vendors but none of them have the same level of manageability and integration level as 9200.
We are operating in manufacturing areas and those switches have a really good hardware design that allows them to work there. Even if they are not industry hardened, they are working well in dusty and moist areas. From the software side, they are pretty well manageable via DNA, so if you are planning to have a high standard and easy to maintain network, this is the best option.