Cisco Ethernet Switches vs Huawei Ethernet Switches comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Ethernet Switches and Huawei 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.
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"Cisco Ethernet Switches have good performance.""Multicast is a great feature of this product.""The most valuable feature is that we create a network as a villain.""The most valuable feature is the simplicity of the central management system(CMS).""Remote access is a valuable feature.""It's all-encompassing and can help you in all these different areas. If people realize that they want something that's going to work, that's pretty foolproof, then Cisco's always worth the investment.""The solution's valuable features are the speed of network transfer, it can transfer four to six gigabits per second.""Technical support has always been helpful."

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"It is pretty straightforward to set up.""It is easy to understand all the features of Huawei Switches.""The most valuable feature of Huawei Ethernet Switches is the power ethernet which allows you to generate hubs to 10 Gbps data on the ethernet cable.""They last quite a while.""Huawei switches come in small, medium, and large capacities and can be used for monitoring and switching.""Huawei Ethernet Switches are very stable.""The affordability of this solution has been most useful.""The tool’s pricing is reasonable. It has a high throughput capacity."

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"The quality of Cisco Ethernet Switches could be better.""An area for improvement in Cisco Ethernet Switches is its command-line interface. It works differently than expected if you want to do some implementation. However, it works if it's a simple integration.""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.""Cisco could definitely work on delivering improved pricing to its customers.""The installation is difficult and requires further training documentations.""The management of the solution could improve.""The user interface could be improved.""In terms of features, they tick all the boxes as of now. That could be because we tailor the solution around the product. I have not seen anything that pulls me back or is not working well for me. However, there could be better integration with the network monitoring systems. It doesn't mean it is currently not there, but there could be better discoverability with some of the network monitoring systems to be able to have more visibility. When you're setting up a control room, you can have more visibility into what is going on in the network. It has been doing that, but it can do that more."

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"The only thing that could be better is the security module.""The company needs to provide more on hand training on the product.""I would like to see some improvements in the access layer switch that is available in Aruba.""We would like to have a greater level of automation using this solution. The customer support could also be faster.""We would like to see additional backup solutions, since we have several degrees of backup.""Connectivity is an area that needs improvement in the solution. Interconnectivity with third-party versions or Cisco Meraki should be made available to users in future releases of the solution.""I didn't like the Huawei Switches because of the different versions resetting the configuration issue. Huawei doesn't support Layer 3 modes while TOE and ARP have some issues.""Certain regulatory issues in a lot of countries cause limitations ."

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  • "The price of this solution is fair."
  • "The price of this solution is high."
  • "The solution can be comparatively cheaper."
  • "It is very expensive."
  • "The solution does not require a license. However, it is expensive and the price could improve."
  • "Its price is a bit higher than other brands. Indian customers are price-conscious. They should improve its price."
  • "I pay a fixed price on it. I'm not the person on the pursing, so I don't really compare."
  • "The price of Cisco Ethernet Switches here in India is too high. There are other cheaper solutions available."
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  • "Huawei provides much better performance for the same price, even when taking into account very aggressive commercial policies."
  • "It is cheaper than Cisco."
  • "This is an affordable solution."
  • "From the initial purchase, you will pay for a license and you do not need to pay for a license again. The price depends on the size of the infrastructure."
  • "The pricing is good so is rated an eight out of ten."
  • "Huawei Ethernet Switches are cheaper than other competitors."
  • "The pricing is good. Still, I can choose a cheaper solution that offers a good value."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
    Top Answer:We researched Cisco but ultimately chose Fortinet FortiSwitch Secure Access, mostly because of the price. Fortinet FortiSwitch is an ethernet switch solution that provides security and performance… more »
    Top Answer:Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Cisco or Juniper Ethernet switches were the better fit for us. We decided to go with Juniper. Juniper ethernet switches are a lesser-known… more »
    Top Answer:Huawei switches come in small, medium, and large capacities and can be used for monitoring and switching.
    Top Answer:If you have the basic function, there's no problem. However, you must purchase a license if you require advanced features or additional functionality beyond the basic setup. It applies to all… more »
    Top Answer:Compared with other brands like Cisco, modular cards may have some security issues or vulnerabilities. The only thing that could be better is the security module.
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
    Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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    Sample Customers
    Linz AG
    Newcastle University, Jingyang District of Deyang City in Sichuan Province, Southwest China, Glasgow Rangers Soccer Team, RMIT, Insurance Industry Association of Zhejiang Province, China, APT Satellite Holdings Limited (APT)
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Educational Organization8%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Pharma/Biotech Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches
    May 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2023.
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    Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 45 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 12th in Ethernet Switches with 22 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Durable, robust, and my go-to solution for organizing the network for my clients". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Good pricing and better performance than the competition". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, NETGEAR Switches, Juniper EX Series Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, H3C Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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