Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs HPE Ethernet Switches comparison

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We performed a comparison between Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and HPE 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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"The Juniper Ethernet switch feature I find the most valuable is reliability.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS.""The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""The solution is certainly scalable.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""In terms of performance, Juniper switches have a more user-friendly interface and more features than Cisco products.""It's pretty good as compared to other vendors."

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"Cisco Linksys is scalable. You can use it as an extender, too.""The product is great for networking.""They are very reliable.""Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches have a good interface, and the documentation is detailed.""The installation is easy.""The most valuable feature is performance.""The most valuable feature of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is it is easy to manage.""Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is a stable solution."

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"The scalability is very good.""We have scaled it without any issues.""The most valuable feature in HPE Ethernet Switches is programmability and analytics.""The main features of the solution I have found to be the interface and unique features other solutions do not have. Additionally, they have a lifetime warranty on the hardware.""It's stable. We never have any issues.""You can scale the product as needed.""It's fairly lightweight, they don't require a lot of maintenance.""It's stable and performing well."

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"The price is in the intermediate range. It is not overly expensive, but also not cheap. It could stand improvement.""We would like it if there was more security added in future releases.""Juniper's support could be much better and faster.""Jupiter Switches' configuration is a little difficult to understand.""The price could be a bit lower.""We are not very pleased with their performance.""The upgrading of the system should be simplified and made faster.""They could improve the code, as there are some issues with it."

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"Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.""They could work on the pricing and make it more affordable for everyone.""The licensing could be simplified.""I would like to see more manageability. That's primarily the reason why Linksys switches don't work in the enterprise space. They don't have the management and capabilities of other switches.""There is a four-month wait list for certified switches and licenses in Libya because they must be shipped from Dubai.""Linksys support is subpar.""The problem with installation is not the installation process, but the building. Sometimes our building has a high ceiling, so installation is hard.""They just need to simplify the learning curve."

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"The solution is very comparable to Huawei, however, it could be more scalable. Huawei is easier to scale.""It would be better if they improve the implementation of SD-WAN.""The solution could improve by having more integration options.""The next release would benefit from adding a central management that could be deployable on premise and allow you to see the layout of topology.""We'd like better support for situations where we need troubleshooting.""There is a limitation of capability.""I would also like to see a more centralized private management console for the series of devices. Most solutions are adopting centralized cloud-based management, but my client base believes cloud solutions are too insecure. You've got a few dozen switches, so it would be nice to have the ability to manage them on a "single pane of glass."""We haven't had any issues with this switch in the past 10 years. That's the reason we're still keeping them alive."

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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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  • "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."
  • "There is no license required."
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  • "The pricing is very good."
  • "The price is fair."
  • "They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."
  • "All the solutions have a license for the QSFP. Additionally, there is a one-time license fee to increase the interface speed."
  • "We need to pay when we buy the switch. We pay for a license to use the software, but it is not required."
  • "It is a more expensive solution."
  • "HP switches are priced well."
  • "The licensing cost is yearly, and there aren't any additional costs on top of the standard fee."
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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:I would rate this solution as nine out of ten. For those who are using and investing too much in Cisco, my advice is… 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 »
    Top Answer:The use case of this solution depends on our client's environment. Some use HPE Ethernet Switches right out of the box… more »
    Top Answer:We are customers. We have a support contract through partners. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. The product is… more »
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    Linksys Ethernet Switches
    HP Ethernet Switches
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    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.

    Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home network.

    HP has created the most open, integrated and software-defined networking portfolio and ecosystem of its kind – driving simplification with networks that understand, adapt to and protect your business applications in real-time. Only HP extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centers.

    Learn more about Juniper Ethernet Switches
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    Sample Customers
    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
    Linz AG
    Emirates Palace Hotel
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise37%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business55%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 29 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 11th in Ethernet Switches with 21 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 8.0, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Useful web interface, scalable, and simple implementation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "They're solid and can last for up to 15 years". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches, Meraki MS Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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