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Cisco Catalyst Switches Pros

CA
Ceo & President at TNL
We use the VLANs to separate library, office, and individual apartments. With some of the reporting that receive, we're able to take and track down where people like to put in their own wireless routers. Sometimes they will take a DSL modem from AT&T that they brought from home, hook it in backward, and it will give rogue addresses causing issues.
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MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
Cisco comes with built-in software access for network devices.
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XS
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The quality of a Cisco switch is very high. They are extremely stable.
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Buyer's Guide
Cisco Catalyst Switches
October 2022
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LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I like the management of streaming both audio and video.
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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Technical support is very responsive and helpful.
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JN
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Catalyst Switches perform very well, and the network is stable.
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JohnVan Dijk - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President, Technology, Research & Development at Thales
It is a pretty good product. I don't see a problem with this product. Cisco Catalyst Switches fit the best for the type of systems that we deploy. Our customers usually are happy with Cisco equipment. Many partners and third parties have ordered this solution.
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MR
Junior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The scalability is excellent.
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YS
Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Technical support is very helpful, even during implementation.
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SameerBali - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Architect at Syriatel Mobile Telecom
Scalable, stable, and reliable product that's easy to install. Technical support is dependable and can be contacted in a variety of ways, e.g. through their ticketing system, hotline number, and community forum.
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Cisco Catalyst Switches Cons

CA
Ceo & President at TNL
I use the Cisco Catalyst Switches command-line interface(CLI) a lot out in the field, but there are some web interfaces features that are available that I haven't used very much. I'm more comfortable with the CLI, but the web interfaces are very lacking.
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MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Infrastructure Solutions Specialist at Fiber Misr
Cisco is dedicated to providing their customers with the latest technology, but it comes with a price. It's expensive when compared to competitors' products.
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XS
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Cisco should work to lower its costs. It's quite expensive right now.
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Buyer's Guide
Cisco Catalyst Switches
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
LS
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I think that the price should be cheaper and they should include at least one year of basic service for technical support for each product, and not just the 90 days from the time of purchase.
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Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Pricing mainly is the only issue.
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JN
User at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If we have a major problem, fixing it takes two or three days and six to eight engineers from Cisco. When they escalate a ticket, it goes through too many levels. Every time the issue is passed along to a new person at Cisco support, they ask the same questions repeatedly.
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JohnVan Dijk - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President, Technology, Research & Development at Thales
Its initial setup can be simpler, and it would be great if we can work with a reference architecture. Cisco has the capability to provide a very integrated solution. They have DNA Center, Cisco ISE, Cisco Prime, FMC, and AMP. We are looking at all the products, but it is rather complex to pick out the right licenses that you need. The license structure is a bit complex. Sometimes, there is an overlap in products, which does not really make sense. For example, you have DNA Center and Cisco Prime, and it is not really clear what you would use for what exactly. There is a lot of information on the Cisco website, but it takes a while to go through all this and look at the presentations that are available from Cisco Live. These presentations are appreciated, but sometimes, they are a bit too much like bullet points. You don't exactly know what's behind it, so you have to do a second guess. Overall, there is a lot of information but not always to the point.
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MR
Junior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The configuration process is hard.
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YS
Lead Presales at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The licensing process could be a bit less complex.
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SameerBali - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Architect at Syriatel Mobile Telecom
Pricing for this product is on the higher end, and is something that could be improved. Security could also be increased.
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Buyer's Guide
Cisco Catalyst Switches
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.