Cisco Catalyst are the de facto standard for a reason!
September 28, 2019

Cisco Catalyst are the de facto standard for a reason!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Catalyst 3650 Series
  • Catalyst 3850 Series
We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for many, many years at the company. Most the switches are functioning as edge switches; at least one switch on any floor and some L3 switches in the server room. The L3 switches are redundant. Stability is great and at one time when we had lightning strike us, we could replace the broken switches quickly.
  • Stability is excellent.
  • L3 switches route quickly.
  • Price is a bit high.
  • As stability is great, your users will be happy they can work almost 100% of the time.
  • Though pricing is a bit high, the switches can run for years and years if you want so they can be economical.
We are using Cisco Catalyst Switches in a relatively basic way, so we are not really using the fancy options. But having them available is great. We just need some resources and prioritization put to it.
Managing Cisco Catalyst Switches is a breeze for any network engineer. As it is the de facto standard any engineer can easily work with it and manage many, if needed hundreds, in an easy and intuitive way.
As Cisco is the de facto standard of networking equipment, support on the web and all the documentation you can find is excellent. Any issue you can have has probably already been solved by someone else on the internet. Using Cisco switches as endpoint switches and L3 routing switches on your core is a good way to create a robust and stable network.