Cisco Ethernet Switches vs Ubiquiti UniFi Switches comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024

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Cisco Ethernet Switches
Ranking in Ethernet Switches
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Ubiquiti UniFi Switches
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Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Ethernet Switches category, the mindshare of Cisco Ethernet Switches is 21.6%, up from 20.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is 5.2%, down from 8.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Nov 13, 2023
Has impressive reliability, I have not experienced a failure
The CLI is very valuable as it allows network professionals to work fast and customize the configuration however they need. 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. Also, appreciate the industrial line of switches for SCADA or other environments where switches are placed in unconditioned space and the temperatures fluctuate a lot during the seasons.
Director_45785 - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 22, 2023
Very reliable and stable with a straightforward setup
Our company uses the solution for logistics scanning in warehouses. We have 200 users across logistics staff, technicians, administrators, and directors The solution is very reliable and stable. The solution needs to improve its documentation because it is quite poor. There isn't much…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"What I like the most is the performance and the latency that Cisco provides."
"The solution is basically issue-free."
"One main feature of this solution is the POE switches."
"In terms of most valuable feature, I would say the user interface."
"When it comes to switching routing, we have no doubts about Cisco."
"Technical support has always been helpful."
"Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable."
"The command-line interface is easy to use."
"The solution is very reliable and stable."
"The product is seamless and robust."
"I can see which ports are connected and which ones are disconnected."
"Managing the switches, such as the main server router, is straightforward. If you use UniFi, it’s easy because everything is integrated into the product. You can discover and manage any connected device with just one piece of equipment, like the UniFi controller. This applies to both the wireless LAN and the wired LAN. UniFi products are simple to manage and help maintain a good network profile."
"The most valuable feature of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is that once you buy them, you own them."
"Good price point and very simple to use."
"The solution's most valuable feature is its reliability."
"The integration with the controller is one of the most valuable features of these switches. They are also very stable. For example, we have some equipment that we haven't touched for four years that is still reliable."


"Its management should be improved."
"Up to a certain network size, it is easy to scale, but after that, it becomes difficult."
"Better manageability and ease of use would be an improvement."
"The price is an area with a shortcoming in the solution."
"It'll also help if it can support more network utilization."
"This may be something that they are already working on, but it would be an improvement if they could add a layer of security to layer two and layer three to protect the server and to protect the data."
"An improvement would be to change their market intention. Almost all the Cisco switches are now coming with a license called DNA. D for Delta, N for number and A for apple. That feature is required, he must purchase it and it is a mandatory thing that has been introduced. This is not matching with the Asian market."
"Cisco is not user-friendly. It would be best if you had a technical expert. The graphical user interface is more like a command line, and most functionalities are on the command line."
"Most configuration can be done on the GUI but sometimes you have to go under the hood and tweak on the CLI."
"It would be helpful to have better visibility into exactly what is going on in the network."
"It would be nice if there was a way to label all of the ports on it so that I could include information about where the various connections go."
"Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is not a cheap solution."
"The management of this product needs to be improved."
"I'd like there to be better reporting for the solution."
"The technical support for this solution could be improved."
"The stability and installation could be improved."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment."
"The cost of Cisco Ethernet Switches is expensive."
"The solution is not too expensive."
"It's a little expensive."
"With all of the features and when you compare with other solutions, the cost is much less."
"While Cisco's pricing can be a concern, particularly with support fees, its overall features and support community make it a solid choice."
"The price is on the higher side."
"The solution has different prices depending on the features that you want to have."
"Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is one of the most cost-effective solutions in the market"
"I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others."
"The price should be improved."
"I rate the tool's pricing a five out of ten."
"There are no licensing fees; you just purchase it and run it."
"Apart from the basic licensing costs, there are no additional charges attached to the product."
"Ubiquiti is very reasonable."
"The price could be improved."
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Comparison Review

it_user82779 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 29, 2014
Benefits of Juniper vs Cisco
Both are decent products. I prefer Juniper for the following reasons: 1) Cleaner separation of data plane from control plane. Higher end Cisco devices are better at this but most of the lower end products still seem to be more integrated than I like. 2) The Hierarchical config design means I can…

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Questions from the Community

Would you recommend replacing a Cisco Catalyst Switch by a D-link one?
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 ...
Which would you choose - Fortinet Fortiswitch secure access or Cisco Ethernet Switches?
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...
In terms of ethernet switches, would you go with Cisco or Juniper?
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...
Which switches are better - Ubiquiti Unifi or Netgear?
Ubiquiti Unifi offers a great set of features. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and also doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to reconfi...
Which are better - Ubiquiti UniFi switches or MikroTik routers and switches?
Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to reconfigure an AP or ga...
What do you like most about Ubiquiti UniFi Switches?
We have integrated the tool for PoE switches and non-PoE switches. Its most valuable feature is SD-WAN. UniFi SD-WAN can access all statistics and performance data in one interface, enabling us to...

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Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
UniFi Switches

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