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We performed a comparison between Cisco Ethernet Switches and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Ethernet Switches solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"We have found the product to be scalable.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""The performance is very good.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""Juniper Ethernet Switches' best features are the high packer sorting and throughput, good uplink port capacity, and virtual setup.""I like the simplicity of it.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products."

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"One of the most valuable aspects of Cisco Ethernet Switches is many engineers can work on the equipment. You can find qualified engineers that can configure Cisco equipment more than any other networking equipment.""I think the VMA architecture is valuable.""Cisco Ethernet Switches have great enterprise features like Cisco DNA Assurance. Cisco DNA Assurance features advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning. Cisco AI Network Analytics, a capability within Cisco DNA Assurance, allows easy management of all devices and services, prioritizes and resolves network issues, and ensures a better user experience across the network.""The features that I have found most valuable are that it is easy to use and it has good technical support.""The features that I have found most valuable with Cisco switches are that once you get your configuration you can rest assured that it will work. The OS is not going to be failing intermittently or anything like that. Once you get your configuration end-goal right, the firmware and the OS are usually very stable enough to work a long time without support. Support is needed once in a while. My experience is that the Cisco switches are usually rocket.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity of the central management system(CMS).""The most valuable feature of Cisco Ethernet Switches is their capacity.""You can tap into all of the features for your virtual workload environment."

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"The installation is easy.""Their speed and their ability to handle the network well are the most significant aspects of the product.""Integration is much easier than with competitor products because it allows for segmentation inside the network.""Linksys Switches are stable.""They are very reliable.""The solution is stable.""I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.""The installation is straightforward. We did not face any problems."

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Cons
"The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""The difficulty of the installation of Juniper Ethernet Switches depends on the environment it is being implemented in. It is fairly straightforward in terms of being able to source the technical information as we need it. However, this process could improve.""I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems.""In an upcoming release, Juniper Ethernet Switches could improve by having more microservices.""The packet channelizing feature should be improved.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""We would like it if there was more security added in future releases.""More security could be provided, especially with the rising cyber-attacks in business organizations."

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"The local support resources for Cisco in Bangledesh are very poor and should be increased.""The solution should offer a method for user-based load balancing.""Cisco Ethernet Switches could improve if they removed the command line interface and replaced it with a better GUI. It is too difficult at the moment, we always need to figure out the commands.""I don't like that you have to have a license of 10 years to use the switch. I don't understand that policy.""You do have to buy into the Cisco architecture to be able to use them.""There are some GUI configuration improvements that they can implement in the future for the product models.""There's are other products that are better for network programmability. Cisco isn't as programmable as some preferred vendors. For example, on iOS 6 products, you have to commit the change directly on the running configuration. If you have a generic product you can do this, so it can improve in programmability.""Cisco has a lot of propriety protocols compared to other products, such as Arista Networks."

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"It should be cheaper. We need a better price from Cisco. Its initial setup and support should also be improved.""The solution's support can use improvement because they are not very good at following up.""Their price is quite high compared to their competitors.""The documentation should be improved from Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. Although it hints or refers to being able to do certain operations, they try to get you to load the software instead. They need to be more open with their documentation on using the web interface and give the client the option to use the software or not. This improvement is not on the switch itself, it is in the packaging.""Linksys support is subpar.""Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches could improve their price, it is high.""You do need a bit of knowledge about the solution. There's a small learning curve involved when implementing the product.""The price of the solution should be lower and it should have better security and scalability."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "There is a subscription payment model or you can purchase licenses on a one, two, and five-year basis. If you want decent support, the solution is not expensive."
  • "Juniper Ethernet Switches could be less expensive. There is not a license needed to use the solution."
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  • "The price is on the higher side."
  • "In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side."
  • "There are different licensing based on the model of the solution."
  • "It is an expensive product."
  • "Cisco products are not cheap, which is something that can be improved."
  • "With all of the features and when you compare with other solutions, the cost is much less."
  • "The cost of this solution is expensive."
  • "It could be cheaper."
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  • "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."
  • "The solution has a yearly licensing subscription."
  • "There is not a license to use the solution but we have a license for support."
  • "Cisco Linksys Ethernet SwitchesRev Services should be less expensive."
  • "You don't need to pay yearly or monthly for this solution."
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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:You can get an extended license. You do need to pay to use the solution.
    Top Answer:Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing… more »
    Top Answer:We researched Cisco but ultimately chose Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access, mostly because of the price. Fortinet… more »
    Top Answer:NetGear switches have a lot to offer. They have high availability, zero-downtime stacking, L2 and L3 functionality, and… more »
    Top Answer:My company uses the solutions as a traditional network switch.
    Top Answer:Linksys switches are at the low end of the price range, but that's partly because of where they fit in the whole scheme… more »
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    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.

    Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
    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.
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    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    University6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    University8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government10%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Retailer9%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 55 reviews while Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 30 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Useful web interface, scalable, and simple implementation". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches report.

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