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2018-06-08T00:56:00Z

What do you like most about Cisco Catalyst Switches?


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What do you like most about Cisco Catalyst Switches?

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reviewer1230129 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The most valuable feature is Catalyst's V-line configuration.

2022-03-30T09:56:00Z
Issam-Kawash - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

These switches are stable. They work well and are easy to use.

2022-03-28T09:31:38Z
Adli Hajarat - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The most valuable features of Cisco Catalyst Switches are that they are very common. If you talk to someone most likely they will have a Cisco Catalyst Switch, they will not mention other names, such as Juniper, ProCurve, Dell, or anything else. The most common product in networking in my country is Cisco. Everywhere you go they talk about Cisco.

2022-03-11T14:16:40Z
Charbel Hajj - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

With Cisco Catalyst Switches, everything is working perfectly. We have not had issues with this solution.

2022-03-07T14:26:36Z
reviewer1289460 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Its implementation is quite simple as there's good documentation you can reference.

2022-02-17T18:25:00Z
reviewer1251825 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The Cisco Catalyst is very stable and it can last for many years.

2022-02-16T18:36:47Z
reviewer1781955 - PeerSpot reviewer
MSP

I recently discovered the DHCP feature. There is a feature with which you can make the core act as a DHCP server, and it will distribute the IPs for every device. I discovered this feature recently, and it is very nice.

2022-02-15T10:29:08Z
Arnold Domacena - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

The most valuable feature of Cisco equipment is reliability.

2022-02-14T08:00:30Z
JaromirLikavec - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

This is a feature-rich product and the newer models have improved features that allow for many new possibilities.

2022-01-19T14:33:48Z
MAXIM TEN - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Catalyst switches are our dedicated solution for connecting everything into one big domain.

2022-01-05T07:26:53Z
reviewer959808 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

As there are many who are knowledgeable of this technology, this translates into extensive support for it.

2021-12-27T19:28:30Z
MartinVelazquez - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

I've had no problems with the stability of this solution.

2021-12-21T10:52:00Z
Cesar Reza - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The best feature is the technical support.

2021-12-21T09:58:00Z
reviewer1108698 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Cisco Catalyst Switches are highly reliable and stable.

2021-12-17T22:14:00Z
Magno Castellar - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The solution is easy to implement and quick to deploy.

2021-12-06T13:48:12Z
reviewer1597503 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Catalyst Switches are reliable. We don't have major problems like lost connections, and we only have a minor issue with something every few months. In the last five years, a switch broke down once, and that was due to human error.

2021-11-22T22:38:04Z
Manoj Chitgopeker - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The performance of Cisco Catalyst Switches is good.

2021-11-10T15:20:12Z
MinaMagdy - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Cisco comes with built-in software access for network devices.

2021-11-03T18:17:00Z
reviewer930072 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

We find the product very easy to configure.

2021-10-22T16:37:57Z
reviewer930159 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It can be expanded.

2021-10-21T15:48:12Z
Sopheak Mang - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Reseller

The technical support is at an expert level.

2021-10-18T11:10:27Z
reviewer1644681 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution is stable.

2021-10-04T11:04:22Z
reviewer1572795 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution highly scalable.

2021-08-30T11:01:39Z
reviewer1456230 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

They are pretty good. They are stable. Cisco has been around in the industry for a long time, so they are reliable, as well.

2021-08-23T07:07:00Z
reviewer1362099 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We find the product very easy to use.

2021-08-11T14:52:23Z
RobertoAlonso - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution is beneficial for interconnecting POE telephones, computers, printers, and buffering networks.

2021-08-07T09:11:45Z
reviewer1426623 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

I like the flexibility of this product.

2021-08-05T13:52:03Z
reviewer1609476 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Overall top of the line solution.

2021-06-25T19:53:17Z
Lameck Durban - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable features include the redundancy one and the spanning tree.

2021-06-24T18:42:25Z
Waqar Khan - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The most valuable features are performance, speed, and durability.

2021-06-10T20:37:33Z
Cliff Matonda - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is very reliable.

2021-06-09T14:16:30Z
reviewer1520013 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

One of the most valuable features is the MatchBox Switch.

2021-06-03T20:38:28Z
Dercio Gulele - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Consultant

Cisco Catalyst Switches are very stable.

2021-05-18T12:27:13Z
Ravikumar Subbiah - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The product is very robust.

2021-04-30T13:25:48Z
Aws Al-Dabbagh - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

Technical support is very responsive and helpful.

2021-04-26T19:18:59Z
reviewer1429659 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Configuring the solution is very easy. It's quite a straightforward process, and it's not difficult at all.

2021-04-06T17:44:54Z
Brijesh Bhesania - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The configuration is easy.

2021-04-05T10:12:00Z
Riasat Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Easy to manage, with a long lifespan.

2021-02-25T11:09:52Z
reviewer1120785 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I find their system throughput and Cisco support very useful.

2021-02-19T17:43:13Z
reviewer1480044 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

These switches are flexible and user-friendly.

2021-02-15T17:20:13Z
reviewer1501767 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

This technology is a completely mature technology and I don't think anything needs to be changed.

2021-02-09T18:36:02Z
reviewer1483503 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is communication.

2021-02-09T02:28:17Z
reviewer1188324 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

It's got one feature, and that's handling extreme temperatures.

2021-02-08T10:10:00Z
reviewer1238931 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The scalability is excellent.

2021-02-03T11:24:36Z
Wilber Calle - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The product offers very good routing and ranking capabilities.

2021-02-03T10:58:39Z
Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

These are a proven technology and I haven't had any problem with them.

2021-02-01T13:00:59Z
Hermann Medrano - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The most valuable feature is load balancing.

2021-01-28T09:09:55Z
reviewer1289523 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution is extremely flexible.

2021-01-23T11:40:09Z
reviewer1471347 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is a stable and good product. It is also easy to install.

2021-01-11T14:24:24Z
Ermal Galo - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

These switches are very stable. We haven't had any problems. We also have some old switches that are working for almost ten years.

2020-12-11T12:44:39Z
reviewer1442112 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Reseller

Mostly the LAN switching is the most valuable aspect of the solution.

2020-12-07T14:47:31Z
reviewer1454037 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

These switches are stable.

2020-11-21T06:45:11Z
reviewer1454511 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Cisco provides very good support services.

2020-11-18T20:56:33Z
reviewer773409 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

All features are very strong. It is very easy to manage. It is also certified and popular.

Cisco has come up with a new management console to manage the switches. I still haven't tried it, but in my opinion, this is the best way forward. You can use software to manage the switches instead of the common line configuration. You can manage it through software, which is very easy.

2020-11-16T17:28:49Z
reviewer1447320 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There is a lot of improvement in the network segment after replacing the older switches.
I have not seen any kind of issue with these switches since deployment. They are pretty much stable.

2020-11-12T17:53:30Z
reviewer1353324 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The PoE capability of Catalyst Switches is great for using WAPs and other PoE equipment, such as security cameras.

2020-11-11T06:26:00Z
JohnVan Dijk - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Reseller

It is a pretty good product. I don't see a problem with this product. Cisco Catalyst Switches fit the best for the type of systems that we deploy. Our customers usually are happy with Cisco equipment. Many partners and third parties have ordered this solution.

2020-11-08T19:23:51Z
reviewer1441959 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The solution is already at the cutting edge in terms of innovation.

2020-10-30T19:12:22Z
Lange Wu - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

Catalyst switches are easy to use and simple to work with.

2020-10-27T13:19:57Z
reviewer1155498 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

The ability to configure throughput is very flexible and improved the performance of our systems.

2020-07-27T07:17:41Z
reviewer1042635 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The most valuable feature is the interface, it's easy to configure. The command line uses a switch that gives us security.

2020-07-16T06:21:00Z
reviewer1016370 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

A very expandable solution.

2020-07-12T11:48:00Z
Vajahat Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

They have a robust monitoring system.

2020-06-28T08:51:00Z
OSSENI Adé Adam - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 10Real User

We have dealt with Cisco's technical support in the past. They were especially helpful and very polite. They are always there if we need them and their insights are always excellent. I would say that we have been satisfied with the level of support we've gotten so far.

2020-06-15T07:34:05Z
Tomislav Stanojevic - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

In terms of technology, Cisco is the leader in everything. I'd rather buy a second-hand Cisco switch than a brand new switch from a competitor. They're that reliable and resilient.

2020-06-15T07:33:54Z
reviewer1365339 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is the ease of configuring a switch.

2020-06-14T08:03:05Z
reviewer1331349 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The biggest advantage of having this solution is that it is easy to find engineers, and they are cheaper than hiring HP engineers.

2020-04-16T08:44:38Z
William DeRienzo - PeerSpot reviewer
User

They don't ever fail and they have a long service life.

2019-11-12T17:21:00Z
Nelson Gonzalez - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature of this solution is managed switching.

2019-10-28T13:50:00Z
reviewer794646 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We heavily use the SmartPort features. It has really helped us. The U.S. policies are handled by the auto SmartPort feature

2019-03-06T07:41:00Z
reviewer980556 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The new series has lots of great features, it's really lovely. From a management perspective, or a policy creation perspective, which we are seeing in the Catalyst 9000 series it is great.

2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
Akshay Balaganur - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

Their technical support is good, one of the best in the industry.

2019-02-10T10:06:00Z
NetworkE1c8f - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Their technical support is very good. They know what to do and if they don't know what to do, they give me the person who does know.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
NetworkEb6ab - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has become easier for us to troubleshoot and find issues faster in the management software for the switches. It saves us troubleshooting time because if the network is down it has a big impact on production.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
ChiefDepbed6 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The stability and Cisco's support are the most valuable features.

2019-02-03T06:24:00Z
it_user408189 - PeerSpot reviewer
Vendor

VLAN gives us segregation.

2018-08-29T09:31:00Z
Lucio Lopez - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The main valuable features for me are the ease of configuration, the CLI, and the GUI.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
Muklit Chopra - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

The most important features are that Cisco is one of the most robust switches, it is easy to configure, and the documentation is pretty good.

2018-08-28T08:04:00Z
it_user617499 - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

The most valuable features are the Stacking and the capacity of the switches because they have more throughput. Layer 2 is also part of its rich feature set.

2018-08-26T08:57:00Z
Presal0875 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

If we are providing a switching solution, it's not just switching, it's a whole solution with DNA. That is where the whole concept of Network Management and Network Assurance comes in. So Catalyst plays a big role in putting everything together and providing a whole solution to the customer.

2018-08-23T08:15:00Z
Akshay Balaganur - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant

A good feature of Cisco Catalyst is that it records crash log files which can be used to literally identify the cause of a crash because there is a lot of information. And Cisco Catalyst supports the use of external flash disks for storing of images and file systems.

2018-08-19T07:14:00Z
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The 802.1X port security and other security features work well and help keep the network secure.

2018-08-09T06:47:00Z
Shun Hiyama - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We have to use the QoS (CBWFQ) function... and it is easy to use.

2018-08-07T13:21:00Z
Mikhail Kozlov - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Stability. We have many Catalyst switches now, and they work without any downtime.

2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
Jerome Razonable - PeerSpot reviewer
User

It helps keep our network connections in a healthy state.

2018-06-08T00:56:00Z
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