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

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Pros
"We have found the product to be scalable.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""The solution is certainly scalable.""The combination of hardware and software makes it a very good solution. It is a modern protocol that they have supported in the switches. The solution has good performance.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""Junos OS is extremely flexible and easy to pick up.""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.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS."

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"Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful.""Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable.""The greatest advantage of Cisco switches is their reliability. For example, we bought some 500 series switches back in 2002 or 2003, and they ran 24/7. I never had an issue for seven years.""It is very scalable.""The procedures and handling of these switches are easy.""The most valuable features of this solution are the auto-complete functionality and the end-to-end functionalities such as routing with the channel.""The most valuable feature of Cisco Ethernet Switches is their capacity.""Cisco as a whole is flexible."

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"Enterasys Ethernet Switches are stable."

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Cons
"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.""Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved.""The updates are constantly breaking.""The operating system could be better.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it.""All Juniper documentation is terrible.""The packet channelizing feature should be improved.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better."

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"There could be an improvement in the licensing by reducing the price of the different types, such as essential, advantage, and premium.""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.""Its management should be improved.""If Cisco Ethernet Switches can work both on-prem and in the cloud, it would be an advantage.""Cisco has a lot of propriety protocols compared to other products, such as Arista Networks.""Could use additional programmability for the switches.""Technical support in India needs to be improved.""It'll also help if it can support more network utilization."

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"Enterasys could provide better support, needs an improved user interface and improved performance."

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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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    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.
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    Top Answer:These switches are very expensive compared to those from other vendors.
    Top Answer:Enterasys could provide better support, needs an improved user interface and improved performance.
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    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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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.
    Enterasys Ethernet Switches S-Series delivers a powerful combination of Terabit-class performance along with granular visibility and control over users, services, and applications, voice and video, virtualization, and cloud computing. Enterasys S-Series, through a combination of management automation, a robust and highly resilient distributed architecture, built-in security, and flexible power configurations specifically designed. Enterasys S-Series delivers both the comprehensive functionality and configuration flexibility to be deployed as a premium high-density network edge access device, high performance distribution layer switch, resilient enterprise class multi-Terabit core router, high-end storage switch and as a data center virtualization solution.
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Linz AG
    Centre for Research in Nutrition and Development (CIAD)
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government9%
    Computer Software Company6%
    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 Provider16%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
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    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise37%
    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%
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    Ethernet Switches
    November 2022
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 55 reviews while Enterasys Ethernet Switches is ranked 24th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Enterasys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Enterasys Ethernet Switches writes "Stable solution that requires an improved user interface". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Enterasys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches.

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