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Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.""You willuse almost every feature on every switch to some degree because the utility is valuable.""The most valuable feature is that Juniper is multiple kernels, so there's isolation, which means you won't get a process that runs away, creating problems across the whole platform.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""One of the most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches is they are rugged.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""The solution is stable and scalable."

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"It has good integration with HPE Primera. They have smart zoning in which the administration is very easy. You don't have to do anything. Zoning and other things are done automatically if you just enable the smart zoning. That's one very good thing in HP.""The switches last for a very long time.""I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.""The reliability of Brocade is the most valuable feature. The solution has been up and running for over ten years without any fail, fixes required, or breakdowns. It is a very strong piece of equipment."

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"Linksys Switches are stable.""The most valuable feature of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is it is easy to manage.""The product is great for networking.""The most valuable feature is that we can configure the security to suit our needs.""For a home or small business, the solution offers a very good web interface.""The most valuable features are virtualization and micro-segmentation.""My work is able to continue because the switches are reliable.""Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is stable."

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Cons
"The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' operating systems get corrupted when the power fails. They have to improve this issue. I may have to use a newer version.""In an upcoming release, Juniper Ethernet Switches could improve by having more microservices.""The initial setup for Juniper switches is complex. Juniper has a new program that solves that problem a little bit, but it is expensive, so I don't use it. It is Juniper Mesh, Juniper Wire, or something like that where you plug in a switch, and it goes out to their cloud, finds a config, and brings it down. So, you can do everything cloud-based, but there is a fee for that. It is expensive, so I've never used it. If we were starting, we would try to do something like that. It is more for a large enterprise for managing hundreds of switches versus what we're doing. They should make its price more cost-effective or include it for new or smaller companies.""The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""Its distribution channel and the ease of availability should be improved.""The stability could be better. We find, for example, Cisco, to be more stable."

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"Brocade Ethernet Switches need a better interface and centralized management.""The solution could be more secure.""These switches are no longer supported.""It should be simpler. There are still some things that can be simpler in the Brocade switches."

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"We are expecting one software that can run across all of Cisco hardware, software, and Cisco Switch router, similar to what Juniper has.""It would be ideal if, for private users that are not companies, the solution could be made even cheaper.""Linksys support is subpar.""The user interface needs a lot of improvement.""Their performance should be improved.""We haven't had any issues with the solution.""Integration with other networks is possible, but you have to configure it.""Technical documents and other configuration-related information should be more freely available online."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "It's was $100,000 per year."
  • "We only pay for support."
  • "The pricing is very aggressive."
  • "Their prices are competitive and not bad. It is cheaper than Cisco. We have a yearly license."
  • "The solution does not require a license to use it."
  • "The price could be cheaper."
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  • "The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable."
  • "The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category."
  • "Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper."
  • "Considering the problems that we have, Linksys is overpriced."
  • "It is costly. Because of its pricing, customers are not ready to buy Cisco solutions, and they are going for other brands."
  • "They are cheaper than Cisco Catalyst Switches."
  • "It is cheap."
  • "There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with certain extra costs. Sometimes the budgets do not fit all these types of upgrades that become expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for… more »
    Top Answer:It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the exact pricing. It's based on the dollar and prices are fluctuating all of the time. My… more »
    Top Answer:I have not had any issues with our Brocade switches.
    Top Answer:We use Brocade switches for our LAN and for our SAN.
    Top Answer:I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.
    Top Answer:There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more… more »
    Top Answer:Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs… more »
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
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    Overview

    Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

    Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

    From the world's first Ethernet fabric technology, to an open controller that eliminates vendor lock-in, to a switch stack that you can distribute throughout your campus, Brocade Ethernet Switches give you choices. Whether that means functionality, vendors, or even locations beyond the wiring closet, every option is secure, economical, and easily manageable.
    Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home network.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Ajubeo, Akquinet AG, Big Data Analytics Provider Boligkontoret Danmark Bristol is Open, CDE Lightband, Cicero School District 99, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency, City of Chattanooga, Cloudscale.sh
    Linz AG
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    University7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government13%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Educational Organization8%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise38%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise28%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Brocade Ethernet Switches is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 4 reviews while Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 29 reviews. Brocade Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Brocade Ethernet Switches writes "This solution has been up and running for over ten years without any fail". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Useful web interface, scalable, and simple implementation". Brocade Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, Mellanox Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Data Center, whereas Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Ubiquiti UniFi Switches. See our Brocade Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches report.

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