We performed a comparison between Cisco Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS 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.
"The solution is stable and scalable."
"The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability."
"I like the simplicity of it."
"It is easy to configure, and there are three routing switches."
"The most valuable feature is switching on our network."
"It is very valuable for SRX devices and we have found it very easy to configure."
"I like that it's fairly easy to implement these ethernet switches."
"Juniper Ethernet Switches are high-end solutions."
"This product is widely available and the warranty is very good."
"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'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."
"I think the VMA architecture is valuable."
"The performance of Cisco Ethernet Switches is better."
"The features that I have found most valuable are the core reliability and the switching group. All the features are very generic switching features with high reliability. That is the main key point I can highlight."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the auto-complete functionality and the end-to-end functionalities such as routing with the channel."
"We like the stability and scalability of Cisco Ethernet Switches."
"The product is very straightforward."
"We found the initial setup to be easy."
"I like the flexibility of the Meraki firewall. It gives you the ability to lock things down. Having multiple VLANs is helpful for the switching infrastructure and firewall. It's crucial when you have a public-facing VLAN, a private-facing VLAN, and a secure VLAN."
"You can connect from the dashboard itself. It is very easy to operate."
"It is easy to set up and easy to monitor. It is also easy to check the status of the switch."
"The most valuable features are the cloud and throughput visibility, the ease of configuration, and being able to implement them into our umbrella DNS solution."
"It is easy to work with."
"The dashboard and the interface, in general, are good features."
"I would like the ability to operate with other operating systems."
"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."
"The packet channelizing feature should be improved."
"We are not very pleased with their performance."
"More security could be provided, especially with the rising cyber-attacks in business organizations."
"Juniper's support could be much better and faster."
"The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement."
"They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it."
"Better manageability and ease of use would be an improvement."
"In terms of features, all features are there. I can't find anything new that needs to be added. Its price, however, is a bit higher than other brands and can be improved."
"Its management should be improved."
"Network setup is quite complicated, particularly if you're implementing in a non-technical environment."
"In terms of what could be improved, there is the bulk issue that is sometimes experienced with Cisco products we've used."
"If we can have fewer bugs on our switches, that would be great. We had bugs that caused the switch to reboot. There is probably a problem with the software."
"It would be good for Cisco to provide certification to our engineers for our IT infrastructure. Basically to train and certify our engineers."
"The quality of Cisco Ethernet Switches could be better."
"The solution does not fit all use cases."
"Meraki MS switches are great for pretty much all SMB networks and most enterprise networks. However, there are some higher-end functions that larger enterprise networks with full access, distribution, and core switch stack may find limiting."
"In this solution, you are lacking a feature that Cisco Classic has that allows you to save your configuration with a serial cable."
"We aren't missing any features."
"The switch capacity needs to be improved."
"They could lower the price."
"The documentation could be more extensive. For example, it could describe more scenarios. It would be great if they could incorporate AI engines into the switching infrastructure and firewall so you can configure it to prevent intrusion. They have intrusion prevention and detection, but they could enhance it by incorporating AI into their firewall."
"We had some dashboard licensing issues, maybe because their method of collecting data from the user needs to be more streamlined."
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 is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 58 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 5th in Ethernet Switches with 45 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "Stable and scalable solution for all business sizes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki MS Switches writes "Reliable and easily accessible switches with a plug and play setup". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and MikroTik Routers and Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.
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