Affordable gigabit connectivity for your endpoints with CIsco Catalyst 2960 L switches.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated September 22, 2019

Affordable gigabit connectivity for your endpoints with CIsco Catalyst 2960 L switches.

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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 2960-L Series Switches

  • Catalyst 2960-L Series
We're using the Cisco Catalyst 2960L switches on more than 250 remote sites with approximately 4500 end users. They provide us with affordable gigabit connectivity which can be remotely deployed from APIC-EM using specific templates. We especially like the passive cooling of the 8 and 24 port models while still supplying full PoE+ power.
  • Affordable gigabit switching.
  • Deployment from a central deployment server using APIC-EM templates.
  • Silent operation.
  • Full PoE+ support.
  • Will of course need to be configured to get the best out of the device.
  • Simple to deploy from APIC-EM.
  • Conform to all industry standards.
We are saving a lot of time with the automation features. This enables us to prepare the configuration from the office and when connected at the remote site the switch will discover the configuration and deploy/upgrade itself.

I have no experience with the virtualization and analytics features.
We're managing these switches with APIC-EM and monitor them using the excellent SNMP libraries.
Had hardware problems and software issues with HP switches before making the switch to Cisco catalyst.
Gigabit endpoint connectivity with no advanced requirements beyond PoE+ VLANS and CDP/LLDP MED are best suited for these switches. Been deploying these switches (more then 300) for a couple of years now and haven't had a single hardware or software failure ever.

If you need more advanced features look at the 3800 of Cat 9k models for way more advanced features.

Cisco Catalyst Addtional Questions

Documentation is excellent. Haven't had to contact tech support yet. Updates are frequent and of good quality.
  • Branch switches.
  • Extension of simple Gigabit network
  • Price
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No issues at all.