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Assistant Vice President Global IT at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable and reliable solution
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is stable and reliable."
  • "The price of the solution should be lower and it should have better security and scalability."

What is our primary use case?

We deploy our internal applications on our DC setup. 

What is most valuable?

The reliability is the best feature. 

What needs improvement?

The price of the solution should be lower and it should have better security and scalability. 

An alternate solution boasting the same scalability and security as Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, but carrying a lower price tag, would be more attractive. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for almost six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable and reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is sufficiently scalable, although this could stand improvement.

How are customer service and technical support?

For the moment, we have encountered no issues requiring technical support. We did have one issue in the past, but found it to be good at the time. 

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not use other solutions prior to going with Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation was easy, although I don't know how long it lasted, as the team handled it. 

What about the implementation team?

We used a consultant for the deployment.

This deployment comprised a technical team of around 20 or 25 people, consisting of engineers, managers and administrators. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution should be better priced. 

It has a yearly licensing subscription. 

What other advice do I have?

Our organization has approximately 10,000 users who are making use of the solution.

I would recommend this solution to others. 

I rate Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches as a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to mange, secure, integrates well, and the technical support is good
Pros and Cons
  • "The most valuable feature is that we can configure the security to suit our needs."
  • "Integration with other networks is possible, but you have to configure it."

What is our primary use case?

We use these switches to extend our network.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that we can configure the security to suit our needs.

This product is easy to manage and can be adapted to different networks.

These switches effectively integrate with other equipment.

What needs improvement?

Integration with other networks is possible, but you have to configure it.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for six or seven years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are three hundred people who are using this product in my team.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support from Cisco.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this, we used switches by D-Link. We changed because the D-Link is not a manageable switch and it has a lot of limitations. It cannot be configured to the same extent.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to set up because it only requires that you plug it in. After that, it will start working, as long as your network is not too complex. You have the option to specifically configure it to your network, as well.

What about the implementation team?

I sometimes deploy this product myself, but other times, we have a company that works with us and they configure the services. We have ten technicians who can work on these switches.

What other advice do I have?

This is a good product to use and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Executive Director at a pharma/biotech company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
Reliable and easy to set up, but pricing should be more competitive

What is our primary use case?

We use these switches to run our ERP software.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The pricing could be improved or reduced. It's an old tool that needs to be more competitive with other solutions that are available on the market such as HP, or Dell.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches are scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was…

What is our primary use case?

We use these switches to run our ERP software.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is stability.

What needs improvement?

The pricing could be improved or reduced.

It's an old tool that needs to be more competitive with other solutions that are available on the market such as HP, or Dell.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches are scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

It only took a couple of days to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

We have an external team to manage the switches. We outsource a team for maintenance.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches to others who want to start using it.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Team Lead Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, easy to install, and easy to use, but needs system improvements and better scalability

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use and stable.

What needs improvement?

Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses.  It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is for small and medium businesses. It is not meant for an enterprise. We don't have many customers who use Linksys. I am buying this only for a school.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't used their support.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install and…

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use and stable.

What needs improvement?

Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. 

It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is for small and medium businesses. It is not meant for an enterprise. We don't have many customers who use Linksys. I am buying this only for a school.

How are customer service and technical support?

I haven't used their support.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install and pretty straightforward. It generally takes around 30 minutes to install it. 

What about the implementation team?

I can install it myself.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is cheap.

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend this solution to others. I would rate Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches a six out of ten. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Head of Information technologies systems department at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, scalable, and straightforward deployment

What is our primary use case?

We are using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for the network in our stores. We don't need some specific management or monitoring. Only internet connections.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is scalable. We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution.

How are customer service and support?

We have not used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. We did not face any problems.

What about the implementation team?

We did the…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for the network in our stores. We don't need some specific management or monitoring. Only internet connections.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is scalable.

We have approximately 1,000 users using this solution.

How are customer service and support?

We have not used technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward. We did not face any problems.

What about the implementation team?

We did the implementation of the solution.

We have approximately two engineers that do the maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cisco Linksys Ethernet SwitchesRev Services should be less expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We need more network solutions, and we have compared Cisco with other products.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

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Operations Manager at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Straightforward installation and the technical support is good

What is our primary use case?

We are using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for other devices to connect to our network.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We are using an old version of this solution and it could be more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We only have a few people using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good, we have a dedicated team.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is not a license to use the solution but we have a license for support. …

What is our primary use case?

We are using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for other devices to connect to our network.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for approximately six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We are using an old version of this solution and it could be more stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We only have a few people using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support has been good, we have a dedicated team.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is not a license to use the solution but we have a license for support.

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend this solution to others.

I rate Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Manager, Datacenter Facilities at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
A great solution for expanding a software-defined network

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to expand our data center and software-defined network. We have around 20,000 people in our organization who benefit from using this solution. 

What needs improvement?

The installation should be simplified. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for five years. We plan on using this solution for the next three to five years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to use an older version of Cisco, but we upgraded to the current version.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. Deployment took roughly nine months. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches to other organizations.  On a…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to expand our data center and software-defined network.

We have around 20,000 people in our organization who benefit from using this solution. 

What needs improvement?

The installation should be simplified. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for five years. We plan on using this solution for the next three to five years.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used to use an older version of Cisco, but we upgraded to the current version.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. Deployment took roughly nine months. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches to other organizations. 

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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ICT Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Quite stable and robust

What is our primary use case?

I use Cisco Linksys to deploy wireless networking. It can act as a router and an access point depending on your configuration. We use it in three locations, serving up to 60 people.

What needs improvement?

Cisco Linksys could be more secure. It could also add a controller to control all the devices, like the access points and so on.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Cisco Linksys Switches for four years, actively.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

 Cisco Linksys is quite stable and robust.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Linksys is scalable. You can use it as an extender, too.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've not had any issues that required me to…

What is our primary use case?

I use Cisco Linksys to deploy wireless networking. It can act as a router and an access point depending on your configuration. We use it in three locations, serving up to 60 people.

What needs improvement?

Cisco Linksys could be more secure. It could also add a controller to control all the devices, like the access points and so on.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Cisco Linksys Switches for four years, actively.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

 Cisco Linksys is quite stable and robust.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Linksys is scalable. You can use it as an extender, too.

How are customer service and technical support?

I've not had any issues that required me to contact technical support.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it nine out 10.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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