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We performed a comparison between HPE ProCurve and NETGEAR Switches based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two LAN Switching solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed HPE ProCurve vs. NETGEAR Switches report (Updated: September 2022).
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"We have found the solution to be entirely stable.""We don't mind the cost in general.""The pricing is quite competitive.""It is stable, and it fulfills our needs. We have all the functions we need, so we're totally satisfied.""The network management solutions that they have is great.""It has an excellent menu system where you can use both the CLI and a menu system and the GUI version. They have three options for manipulating, updating, and changing the switch, which we like.""HPE ProCurve is very complex for junior engineers and beginners. You need a lot of experience in managing switches in order to use this switch.""HPE ProCurve has plenty of features."

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"I'm satisfied with the stability of NETGEAR Switches.""There is a lot of helpful documentation that helps with the configuration process.""For what I used this switch for, it did well.""Since it has a web interface, it is easy to set up. You don't have to take three years of training somewhere for a lot of money.""Comes preconfigured and designed specifically for AV.""This is a cost-effective solution.""We have a wide range of switches for various applications, including a collection specifically designed for ProAV, as well as Multi-gig Switches, which are also quite well-known or unique.""The company provides a lifetime warranty."

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"HPE ProCurve is very complex for junior engineers and beginners. You need a lot of experience in managing switches in order to use this switch.""HPE ProCurve could improve by making their command more similar to other solutions, such as the access codes. There should be a standard. Additionally, if the configurations could be done from the cloud would be a benefit and the port uplink speed should improve.""It might be best if it offers better scalability.""There should be faster interfaces on the switch, such as 25 gigabits.""Since we transfer from one gigabit to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports.""There is one proprietary function they lack, and I can't remember what it was called, but it monitors the ports, and then every 10 seconds if the port is down, it can divert the traffic somewhere else.""I don't have any recommendations for areas of improvement.""An area for improvement in HPE ProCurve is the web interface not being as robust because you still have to go to the COI to make modifications or look at the exact configuration."

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"The product could be more robust.""Lacks switches with additional ports that provide room for new protocols of communications.""NETGEAR Switches could be more secure. Scalability could also be better. This infrastructure is a bit old, and we need something that will be more secure. Something that will introduce WLAN, and we will need the knowledge to go with that. Some of the switches were used for more than seven years. I think it was just their lifespan that was exhausted. But other than that, there haven't been any issues that required us to complain or get concerned.""Perhaps in the future, we will have even more different types of switches and be able to fulfill more collections.""The technical support could be more helpful.""The solution needs centralized management and centralized configuration.""There are a lot of systems that are moving into different areas. There are a lot of cloud-based things happening. One nice feature that I've seen in other switches is artificial intelligence on the actual porting. They've got AI technology that will tell you when a port is down. They not only tell you when a port is down; they also tell you when a port is running slower. You can do a cable-fault check, or you can do other checks. It would be nice to have this information in NETGEAR. This feature might already be there in a new release of the NETGEAR's firmware, but I haven't seen it.""The ‘how-to’ guides could do with some improvements. We got in trouble following the stacking and Dante set-up guides. If these would have been accurate, we would not have lost three days."

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  • "The price could be more competitive."
  • "We are a public company, so we are obliged to take the best offer from the vendors. They gave us the best price for the needs we had. It was considerably less than Cisco. It had maybe 40% lower cost."
  • "There is a license required to use HPE ProCurve."
  • "HPE ProCurve price could improve. We have a three-year warranty."
  • "The licensing for HPE ProCurve is a one-time cost, though it's varied somewhat. What my company purchased was usually between $3,500 and $5,000 one-time cost."
  • "We have an annual support subscription."
  • "The price of HPE ProCurve is very good."
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  • "This is a one-time purchase and there are no licensing fees."
  • "For its price, it scales well."
  • "The pricing is very good for 10GbE switches and you get a lot of throughput. It is about 60 percent of the costs of other switches from competitive manufacturers, which is really good."
  • "You get what you pay for. From a price comparison, there are cheaper switch makers on the market that are definitely less expensive than NETGEAR. They give you the same functionality, but they don't come with a name. There are solutions like Ubiquiti that are very good. They have the ease of setup, and I find NETGEAR battling a little bit in comparison to Ubiquiti."
  • "I believe that the pricing is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We have found the solution to be entirely stable.
    Top Answer:The price could be more competitive. Everything is included in the price as there are no security features that need to be updated, it is just the hardware alone.
    Top Answer:Since we transfer from one to ten gigabits of information, in a future release, it would benefit to have more high-speed ports. For example, the uplink should be 40 gigabits or 100 gigabits. That… more »
    Top Answer:NetGear switches have a lot to offer. They have high availability, zero-downtime stacking, L2 and L3 functionality, and are AV-over-IP ready. NetGear switches also have a command line interface and… more »
    Top Answer: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… more »
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    Also Known As
    ProCurve, HP ProCurve
    NETGEAR Insight Managed Switches, NETGEAR GC Series, NETGEAR M Series
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    HP Networking (HP ProCurve) products enable a cost-effective network that's agile, flexible, and fully interoperable. Boost availability, performance, monitoring, and productivity with HP network software, services, and support.

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches is an Ethernet solution that offers businesses of all sizes the ability to easily set up secure and highly scalable networks. Small to medium-sized companies have the option to choose from three different switching options. The three options that are most appropriate for businesses of this size are the NETGEAR Unmanaged, Plus, and Smart Switch solutions. If you're managing a large enterprise network or a campus network, then NETGEAR Fully Managed Infrastructures is the solution for you. All the NETGEAR Ethernet Switches and solutions are innovative, easy to install and use, reliable, and very cost-effective.

    NETGEAR Ethernet Switches have many features that make them a most effective product. Included in these is the ability to virtually stack IP addresses in such a way that users can scale their network up with ease. These IP addresses are grouped together. Once additional data ports are connected, you have only a single switch to manage and you gain both a much higher level availability of data and a greater level of network resilience.

    Benefits of NETGEAR Ethernet Switches

    Some of the benefits of using NETGEAR Ethernet Switches include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. NETGEAR Ethernet Switches has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables administrators to track their network’s data in real time, allowing them to manage everything from one place. If a problem is detected, this management interface will alert the appropriate administrator.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to manage user access, filter incoming traffic for potential threats, and monitor your network for unauthorized traffic. The switches have security capabilities built in in an effort to maximize network protection, while at the same time allowing you to minimize the expenditure of resources required to keep you secure.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make NETGEAR Ethernet Switches extremely effective. Two major ones are its inherent flexibility and its user-friendly nature. 

    PeerSpot user Kevin W., a network delivery architect at a tech-services company, notes that NETGEAR Ethernet Switches gives users the ability to tailor the switches to fit their needs. He writes, "The big winner for NETGEAR is their modular switch: the 96X version. That is something that you don't see in the market anywhere else, except for Cisco who has it at a high level for a high expense. The ability to customize your own switch with their modules is a big plus for what we do in the market right now. Instead of having to piece together standardized switches, trying to make something work, or fitting the design into the mold, the modular switches are aware that you can make a mark in the industry because you purchased one switch and design with different modules added and removed later on for functionality."

    PeerSpot user Chris W., a system engineer at Diversified, notes just how easy they are to use when he writes, "The ease of use of these switches is very good because of the Cisco CLI. If you are familiar with CLI, then you can configure the switch that way. It also has a relatively straightforward web interface. Using the web interface is good for beginners or people who aren't familiar with Cisco CLI. However, having a common command line interface method is great for some of our more advanced guys who are familiar with it."

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    Sample Customers
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, DY 4 Systems, EdgeWing, Edmonton Public Schools District, Halton Catholic District School Board, Hartwick College, Hatch Associates, Huntingdon College, Roseville Joint Union High School District, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, One Superior Place
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    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company21%
    Mining And Metals Company7%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Insurance Company13%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise35%
    Large Enterprise23%
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business74%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise15%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    HPE ProCurve vs. NETGEAR Switches
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HPE ProCurve vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    HPE ProCurve is ranked 3rd in LAN Switching with 10 reviews while NETGEAR Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 10 reviews. HPE ProCurve is rated 8.8, while NETGEAR Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of HPE ProCurve writes "Good CLI and GUI interface capabilities, but the initial setup is complex". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETGEAR Switches writes "Peak performance for uncompressed 4K video streaming at a very affordable price point". HPE ProCurve is most compared with Cisco Catalyst Switches, Dell PowerConnect Switches, Aruba Instant On Switches, Cisco Nexus and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch LAN Switches, whereas NETGEAR Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches. See our HPE ProCurve vs. NETGEAR Switches report.

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