Expensive but reliable, good
April 30, 2021

Expensive but reliable, good

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Ethernet Switches

We are using Cisco switches across our entire organization and i often use them in side jobs as well. They are very reliable and fairly easy to use, their is a lot of documentation out there on them as well which makes troubleshooting easier. They are expensive though, so we often will buy older model switches instead of brand new ones.
  • Reliable
  • Easy to use
  • Industry Standard/lots of documentation available
  • Expensive!
  • Reliable
  • Ease of Use
  • Easy to find vendors/consultants to assist when needed
  • These switches are reliable so once you get them running they seem to run nearly forever
Cisco is more enterprise level, more reliable, and generally more feature rich but also very expensive. That being said old or refurbished Cisco switches are much more affordable and in comparison to even new switches from the competitor they are still a great value even though they are used. I like Ubiquiti switches as well but Cisco is usually better overall.

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Cisco switches are great for medium to large businesses, while they would work in small business setups as well they may not be as affordable to them. We often use "grey market" refurbished switches that are much more affordable but their are some cons involved with that as well, but overall we get along great doing that.