Solutions for a new era of intent-based networking.
February 05, 2019

Solutions for a new era of intent-based networking.

Jose Antonio Alvarez Cubero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

We are using them as access switches for branch and campus environments. They give us better experience provisioning and managing our network at an affordable price. The Catalyst 9000 family provides enterprise-level resiliency to keep our business up and running seamlessly. They give access to Cisco’s best in class security portfolio anchored by Talos, Encrypted Traffic Analytics, Trustworthy Solutions, MACsec encryption and segmentation. This product family provides advanced security features that protect the integrity of the hardware as well as the software and all data that flows through the switch and the network.
  • One network, one OS, wired and wireless. The convergence is seamless with the Cisco Catalyst 9000 portfolio.
  • Policies are applied consistently for security, automation, and assurance, while segmentation separates devices and users to help reduce the attack surface.
  • They support the industry’s highest density 802.11ac Wave 2 deployments with Cisco Multigigabit Technology
  • It lacks a controller with integrated visibility between Cisco DNA and Cisco ACI
  • They can be expensive for certain customers
  • The installed base is still not very high
  • We obtained twice the port density at a lower cost.
  • Reduce our operating costs via accelerating changes with programmability.
  • Cisco DNA Premier, Advantage and Essentials subscription-based software licensing lets us purchase the features and capabilities we need.
Our products and services can be customized, ordered and delivered at the click of a button using web-based applications. Business data can be acquired, analyzed and exchanged in near-real time. Geographic boundaries between businesses and consumers are diminishing. And the network is at the center of communication to and between the applications driving the digital economy.
We used simplified automation and assurance: goal-based policies are created once centrally, applied network-wide. No more constant cutting, pasting and tweaking device by device is needed for our network administrators. They create once, apply network-wide using cross-domain policy enforcement and automation. The Catalyst 9000 family also offers multiple programmability options to further simplify configuration and adapt to changes.
Cisco Catalyst Switches are well suited for business-critical branch and campus environments where scale and an extra degree of security, resiliency and programmability are needed, They can handle the scale of the Internet of Things, where easy segmentation of the network through network virtualization will be the key to automate and secure the onboarding and access of IoT devices. They are less appropriate for data center environments.