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D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is switching on our network.""It's easy to use.""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.""The most valuable features of Juniper Ethernet Switches are the simple configuration and ruggedness.""Both Juniper and Cisco switches are interoperable.""The solution is stable and scalable.""The solution is easy to use and has good integration.""Juniper switches are very good with MPLS."

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"The solution is scalable.""The initial setup is straightforward.""The product is simple to manage.""These switches are simple and easy to configure.""I can't find anything wrong with our D-Link Ethernet Switches.""Its integration is the most valuable.""The solution is easy to use."

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"Because it's a managed switch, I have the ability to set controls and configure traffic priorities, VLAN ports, etc.""It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions.""The value here with using the Ubiquiti products across the board is that they're almost all single-pane management and the single-pane management is included. It's a huge benefit.""I haven't found the cost of the solution to be too high.""The performance is good. They also have good prices.""Ubiquiti is one step above the consumer level. They cost a little bit more, but they just seem to be drop-dead reliable, and they're keeping up with the latest standards.""Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are stable and support Layer 3. They come with a user-friendly interface. If you're not familiar with the command-line interface or you wouldn't like to configure it by using the command line, they have a user-friendly interface that you can use. They also have good documentation about how to use these switches.""Overall the solution functions very well."

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Cons
"Some areas of technical support could be better.""The technical support from Juniper Ethernet Switches could be better.""The management tools are limited in their abilities, and suffer from upgrade problems.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""The only issue that we have with Juniper Ethernet Switches is the firmware because it is not stable.""We need to start seeing some kind of AI to assist with some of what we really want to accomplish from a policy standpoint to achieve better efficiency.""The Virtual Chassis Fabric is kind of complicated to troubleshoot sometimes. On the MPLS side, they're good — they're fine for the pseudo-wires and stuff—but they need more work on the LAN. It is difficult to troubleshoot their LAN technologies like Virtual Chassis.""Wireless and monitoring definitely could be improved."

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"It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud.""In a future release, the solution could improve by being more secure and allowing the configuration of each port.""They need to have some more high-end switches.""They could be more stable. They were not as resistant as Cisco. After some time, some of them failed. This could be because we import quite a lot of products from different horizons, so there is no guarantee of quality. In Africa, these products don't always directly come from the manufacturer. We get these products from the Middle East or Asia. Therefore, you cannot be sure that the quality is exactly similar to what you have in Europe or America.""We have issues with the stability.""The solution needs better local support."

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"They can improve the visibility of networks to match Meraki switches, which have good visibility tools to go through the network. In a Meraki device, you get a clear picture when using the bug interface. You can also see its neighbors and have a clear picture of all connected devices. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches do not have such features that Meraki switches provide.""It would be beneficial for us if Ubiquiti had a team of advanced data transportation specialists that we could get feedback from. We are not experts in data transportation, so having this sort of resource would be helpful for us.""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.""I had some initial problems with the configuration that necessitated contacting technical support.""Ubiquiti tends to end-of-life things faster than other companies do. Cisco tends to be in the 8-, 10-, 12-year time frame, and Ubiquiti tends to be in the 4- or 5-year time frame.""There is currently an issue with supply of switches which needs to be sorted out.""The documentation for command lines needs to be improved.""The support is pretty much email-based and that's horrible for an enterprise product. I can't call anybody right away."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more."
  • "The pricing for the support is very high."
  • "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."
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  • "These units vary in price from $200 to one thousand dollars. They're available for a one-time purchase."
  • "They were cheap. We were not paying for any license."
  • "The solution is budget-friendly"
  • "There is not a license required for this solution and it is priced well."
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  • "The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The price of this product is cheap."
  • "The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive."
  • "The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses."
  • "It's around $179 a device."
  • "There are no licensing fees; you just purchase it and run it."
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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:It's pretty good as compared to other vendors.
    Top Answer:I can't speak to the exact pricing. It's based on the dollar and prices are fluctuating all of the time. My… more »
    Top Answer:Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing… more »
    Top Answer:The price of the product is quite reasonable. Most of the solutions we have do not have any licensing requirements. You… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Unifi offers a great set of features. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and also doesn’t… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning… more »
    Top Answer:Ubiquiti is one step above the consumer level. They cost a little bit more, but they just seem to be drop-dead reliable… more »
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Juniper EX Series
    UniFi 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.

    Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), D-Link Ethernet Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are managed Gigabit switches (Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports) designed to meet all your network needs while delivering excellent performance. The switches’ excellent network performance is combined with fiber connectivity that includes two SFP ports and the ability to process traffic without putting packet loss at risk.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Are:

    • Easy to deploy
    • Simple to use
    • Affordable
    • Reliable and stable

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Support These Three Output Modes:

    • PoE: Uses IEEE 802.3af standard to deliver up to 15.4W.
    • PoE+: Uses IEEE 802.3at standard to deliver up to 30W.
    • PoE++: Uses IEEE 802.3bt standard to deliver up to 60W.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Support These Three Input Modes:

    • US-8 (PoE, PoE+)
    • USW-Flex (PoE, PoE+, PoE++)
    • USW-Flex Mini (PoE, PoE+)

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Reliable hardware
    • Alarm alerting system
    • Dual-band
    • PoE+ flexibility
    • Fiber connectivity
    • User-friendly GUI
    • Mesh networking
    • Secure management
    • High speed
    • Excellent dashboards
    • Reporting and detailed analytics
    • Multi-site management
    • Deep packet inspection

    Benefits of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches:

    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are silent because they are designed without a fan.
    • They help simplify your network infrastructure and cabling.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches offer 24 to 48 port switch versions to work with.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches provide redundant power if the internal power supply fails.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches include the forwarding capacity to simultaneously process traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are rated as affordable when compared with competitors.
    • Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports
    • Configuration with Ubiquiti UniFi is easy; It's simple to configure or reconfigure an AP or gateway quickly.
    • By having a mobile app, Unifi makes it easy to check on sites and to configure APs individually if necessary.
    • With Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, you can operate your IP cameras and phones through a single network cable.


    Reviews from Real Users

    A PeerSpot user who is a Director of Technical Operations/CTO at a consultancy says "The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects."

    "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," says Doru I., Senior solutions architect at Aplix Technologies

    Murali S., Management Consultant at a consultancy, explains that “For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily."

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    BlackLotus, Staminus, Community Bank, BAS Group, Cloud Dynamics, Privalia, Fluidata, and Tesla Motors.
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    Comms Service Provider37%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Government11%
    University7%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government6%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
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    Manufacturing Company33%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Individual & Family Service8%
    Computer Software Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business67%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise8%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise46%
    Buyer's Guide
    D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 13th in Ethernet Switches with 7 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 14 reviews. D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of D-Link Ethernet Switches writes "Easy to set up, stable, and offers reasonable pricing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Aruba Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Aruba Switches, Meraki MS Switches and MikroTik Cloud Router Switch. See our D-Link Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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