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Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Valuable Features

MA
Director of Technical Operations/CTO at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects.

They've been very aggressive as far as their feature sets as their capability.

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MS
Mangement Consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

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. Telephony is pretty tricky to get right on a heavily loaded network.

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SM
Owner at a consultancy with 1-10 employees

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. If you go with other brands and you have to pay extra or pay an annual fee to use it, there's a huge cost difference between let's say a Meraki Solution, which I would say for an enterprise is much better. If I have 20 sites and I'm doing hundreds of access points, I'm going to go to Meraki as already I have a budget. This is a bigger enterprise. 

This solution, however, is tailor-made to a small and medium business that may have three or four locations and you can manage it from a single point. I can either contract with a company that manages my portal for $10 a month. Or I can do it at Amazon or Google Compute, et cetera, or just in a cloud scenario. It's a really flexible solution and it's very cost-effective.

It's possible to scale the product.

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Ubiquiti UniFi Switches
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John Balogh - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of IT at a religious institution with 11-50 employees

We have one or two UniFi switches, but they don't really compete with the Ciscos. It's a nice environment as far as keeping track of things and being able to manage ports, turn off rogue users, and stuff like that. The access points have been pretty convenient compared to Meraki, Lucent, Cisco, or any of the other bigger vendors that I used to deal with for other consulting projects.

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. Their latest versions of access points are all Wi-Fi 6, and they don't take very much power when there aren't a lot of users.

It's really easy to build one configuration and just apply it to new devices.

It's a check mark box: Do I want this to be the staff VLAN, or the public VLAN, or the Voice over IP VLAN, or the security VLAN, or the house wiring VLAN, or the building logistics VLAN? You just check things off and then you make groups, so if you click on it, it applies all the appropriate things automatically. It makes it very easy.

This solution is good for the prosumer, small office, medium office, under 500 people range, but probably over 50 people and maybe distributed around five or 10 sites. That's a pretty good sweet spot as far as the price for the equipment and the configurability, and it's just drop-dead reliable. It's been boring, which is what I love because I don't get any calls in the middle of the night that something isn't working.

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AlexChubarov - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and CyberSecurity Engineer at Nextro

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.

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PC
IT Administrator at a outsourcing company with 1-10 employees

The solution is very good for expanding our LAN.

The product has proven itself to be stable.

The scalability is very good.

The installation itself is very easy.

I haven't found the cost of the solution to be too high.

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Magnus Sjolander - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager at a comms service provider with 1-10 employees

It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions. It's been there doing its job and has not required any work to keep alive, so that's been positive.

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YS
Responsable IT at a individual & family service with 201-500 employees

This product is very reasonably priced.

I have not found any of the technical features to be particularly valuable.

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Doru Ilasi - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior solutions architect at Aplix Technologies

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.

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IR
Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The performance is good. They also have good prices and have a lot of functions in their software.

The idea used in Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is very powerful and interesting. It's also new in this market.

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Barry Arendt - PeerSpot reviewer
Owner at ThinkEzIT

I like the price point of this solution and it's very simple to use with a straightforward setup. 

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TX
IT at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

The user interface makes it simple to configure and manage.

The access speeds are high.

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RS
Director, Corporate Services at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

The two most valuable features are the remote access user and the side-to-side connection.

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SP
Managing Member at Pender & Associates

Overall the solution functions very well.

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Buyer's Guide
Ubiquiti UniFi Switches
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Ubiquiti UniFi Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.