Deploy it and forget it.
June 14, 2019

Deploy it and forget it.

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

  • Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series
  • Catalyst 2960-L Series
  • Catalyst 3560-CX Series
These switches are amazing! We have these switches in our bus maintenance yard for years and have a low failure rate. These switches continue to run even when the vents are clogged with oil and dust! Pretty much indestructible, some switches are running in a non air conditioned room and it still provides reliable network connection during California summer days!
  • VLAN segmentation is easy to configure.
  • Highly durable, and tolerant to dust.
  • TAC support will quickly solve your issues.
  • Would like to see a second power supply so it can get power from two different sources.
  • Hard to find a USB flash drive that will work when loading images for upgrade.
  • IOS upgrades are a pain to perform. Upgrades should be an easy process. Would like to perform the upgrade through a web browser.
  • Positive ROI since we rarely have to send techs to troubleshoot once it is set up.
  • Negative due to the high price of support renewals.
  • Positive for how fast the replacement part are delivered. I had a core switch fail on a weekend, and the part was sent in 1 hour and arrived at my office before me!
Have not used the built in automation and analytics. We use a third party software for that.
We use a third party software for management of these switches. The software will create and store backup of the configurations when a change is made. Another software will notify the admins when a switch is offline.
Easier to configure than any other brands of switches, and will have less failures.
It is well suited for an enterprise network with large amounts of network devices where high levels of uptime is important. It is less suited for small businesses with a few computers where network outages will not impact the business. Due to price of the switch.