Cisco Catalyst 2960X
Updated September 17, 2022

Cisco Catalyst 2960X

Paulo Thame | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Catalyst Switches

  • Catalyst 2960 X/XR Series
  • Catalyst 2960-L Series
  • Catalyst 9500 Series
We use the 2960 family as the access switches and the 9500 as the core. They are excellent and easy to configure and maintain. The power to combine PoE+ with gigabit ports, allowed us to connect access points and cameras at the same switch, without needing PoE injectors with the security they will work well without degrading the network for users. Also, we can use stack connectors, to centralize the administration of a block of switches. Well integrated with Cisco DNA Center.
  • Interconnectivity
  • Reliability in performance.
  • Network access
  • Customer support and helpfull community
  • Not easy licensing model on the begin
  • Firmware updates
  • positive - ROI
  • positive - hardware time of use
  • positive - easy loop detect
Some models are equipped with PoE+, we use this feature to connect access points and cameras, without the need to use PoE injectors. We can pay less for switches where we don't need PoE+ and standard the switches we use, to make simples the administration process. When integrated with Cisco DNA Center, we have a centralized management.
Cisco are easy to configure and maintain. They are reliable

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We use 2960X as access switches, they do a really good job, and are pretty easy to configure and maintain. In big places, we can use stack cables, it simplifies the administration without losing an access port. Also, are good in places we need to connect wireless access points or cameras because some models are implemented with PoE+ with 30W ports.

Using Cisco Catalyst Switches

Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Network segmentation
  • Spanning-tree
  • Scalable switches, until 8 stacks
Because they are easy to use and maintain, also the features are excellent with models integrated with PoE+ and sfp ports.The process to create segmented networks are preaty simples.
And they are reliable.