2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What do you like most about Cisco Ethernet Switches?

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What do you like most about Cisco Ethernet Switches?

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Syed Basheer - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer (Level-3) at HCL Technologies
Real User
Top 5
2022-09-02T14:08:00Z
Sep 2, 2022

The solution is a high-end router that can handle a huge network with tons of traffic.

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AK
EVP at Winncom Technologies
Real User
2022-03-31T09:49:42Z
Mar 31, 2022

The most valuable feature of Cisco Ethernet Switches is their capacity.

BR
Responsable Infrastructures, Réseaux & Télécoms at a university with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2022-02-23T20:21:16Z
Feb 23, 2022

Technical support has always been helpful.

DA
General Manager at a import and exporter with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2022-02-06T07:18:21Z
Feb 6, 2022

One of the most valuable aspects of Cisco Ethernet Switches is many engineers can work on the equipment. You can find qualified engineers that can configure Cisco equipment more than any other networking equipment.

Ken Simiyu - PeerSpot reviewer
Manager Infrastructure & Projects at Kinetic Pride
Real User
Top 10
2022-01-04T21:41:21Z
Jan 4, 2022

Being able to deal with multiple VLANs to segment the network logically is the biggest feature for us. The management of these switches is okay for us. These switches work very well, and they meet our needs.

DB
Consultant - Smart Buildings at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Reseller
Top 10
2021-12-21T13:10:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

The features that I have found most valuable are the core reliability and the switching group. All the features are very generic switching features with high reliability. That is the main key point I can highlight.

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Chukwunenye Ekwe Jnr. - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Presale Manager at a tech services company with self employed
Real User
Top 10
2021-12-21T12:52:00Z
Dec 21, 2021

The features that I have found most valuable with Cisco switches are that once you get your configuration you can rest assured that it will work. The OS is not going to be failing intermittently or anything like that. Once you get your configuration end-goal right, the firmware and the OS are usually very stable enough to work a long time without support. Support is needed once in a while. My experience is that the Cisco switches are usually rocket.

DS
Senior Project Manager / Systems Engineer at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-16T01:30:40Z
Dec 16, 2021

Multicast is a great feature of this product.

LD
IT support network at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-12-13T11:00:00Z
Dec 13, 2021

Its performance and reliability are valuable.

IJ
Information Technology Executive at a pharma/biotech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-11-22T20:06:57Z
Nov 22, 2021

Cisco Ethernet Switches are stable.

MD
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-09-01T13:37:32Z
Sep 1, 2021

It is very scalable.

GC
Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-07-14T18:43:20Z
Jul 14, 2021

The solution's valuable features are the speed of network transfer, it can transfer four to six gigabits per second.

Deepak  Khemani - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology Security Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-06-05T13:49:39Z
Jun 5, 2021

It is easy to configure and troubleshoot.

LW
Senior Director of IT and Data Analytics at a performing arts with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-05-19T19:25:37Z
May 19, 2021

One main feature of this solution is the POE switches.

Jim  DeFilippis - PeerSpot reviewer
CGO at TMS Consulting Inc
Real User
Top 10
2021-03-04T00:57:19Z
Mar 4, 2021

The most valuable aspect of the solution is the ability to manage the switches and the ability to have a certain level of familiarity with setting up and configuring the switches.

MR
Deputy Head of ICT at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-03-02T09:47:00Z
Mar 2, 2021

We like the stability and scalability of Cisco Ethernet Switches.

YF
sTAM at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-22T19:52:15Z
Feb 22, 2021

The product offers very good customer support. It's likely the best in the industry.

TM
Telecommunication Team Leader at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-02-18T10:13:41Z
Feb 18, 2021

I know this solution for many years. I know the GUI and commands, and they are useful for me. I have all the functions that I want.

Rafael Riera - PeerSpot reviewer
Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 20
2021-02-10T20:20:16Z
Feb 10, 2021

Technical support is excellent. They are very helpful.

SK
IT Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-02-05T09:02:13Z
Feb 5, 2021

I like that it's easy to use.

NW
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-02-04T07:51:01Z
Feb 4, 2021

You can tap into all of the features for your virtual workload environment.

MN
Owner at it logic
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-29T16:26:54Z
Jan 29, 2021

The stability is 100%.

MS
Project Manager at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-25T12:09:04Z
Jan 25, 2021

Cisco Ethernet Switches is stable and robust.

TJ
Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
2021-01-22T16:53:46Z
Jan 22, 2021

I have found the solution to have good scalability. Cisco is the pioneers on switching technology, they are very good.

Sambasiva Rao Venigalla - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-16T11:08:56Z
Jan 16, 2021

The most valuable features of this solution are the auto-complete functionality and the end-to-end functionalities such as routing with the channel.

Devanand PR - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-14T10:32:46Z
Jan 14, 2021

The solution is easy to use.

Lusanda  Matyunjwa - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise and Security Manager at University of Fort Hare
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-12T18:43:32Z
Jan 12, 2021

I like their after-sales support more than anything because it's very good.

AR
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-08T13:11:35Z
Jan 8, 2021

We only deal with Cisco products, they are very good.

Abdulqader Kaboudei - PeerSpot reviewer
RF Planning Manager at Sabafon
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-08T13:09:25Z
Jan 8, 2021

We have found it to be scalable. We have approximately three million subscribers.

Saad Aslam - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Information Technology Manager at FAP Marine Terminals Ltd
Real User
Top 10
2021-01-04T12:38:50Z
Jan 4, 2021

What I like the most is the performance and the latency that Cisco provides.

Joel Masocha - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Manager at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-30T15:21:42Z
Dec 30, 2020

As I am Cisco certified, I like the way that I can program them.

DB
Pre Sales Engineer at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-29T19:12:05Z
Dec 29, 2020

I think the VMA architecture is valuable.

Hossam Ismail - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Team Lead at ElSewedy Education
Consultant
Top 5
2020-12-29T15:59:14Z
Dec 29, 2020

Cisco as a whole is flexible.

Ivan Manchev - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Delivery Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-12-23T18:24:00Z
Dec 23, 2020

Cisco Ethernet Switches are great devices.

PB
Data Center Admin at Sysnet Global Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-18T16:50:03Z
Dec 18, 2020

The procedures and handling of these switches are easy.

Maurice Poor - PeerSpot reviewer
Head, Technology & Managed Solutions at BCN
Real User
2020-11-26T23:17:43Z
Nov 26, 2020

What we love about the Cisco switches is that they are very reliable. You can deploy them and go to sleep, and you can be sure that nothing is going to go wrong. Our initial equipment was installed by a Chinese manufacturer named Fiberhome a couple of years ago. Their switches were called S engines. They worked, but some days, you just wake up, and the switch has popped up. It was a lot of crisis. Therefore, we are in the process of trying to take out all their switches and replace them with Cisco switches. We are getting good results in terms of reliability and even technical support.

SD
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-11-06T13:05:25Z
Nov 6, 2020

This product is widely available and the warranty is very good.

Silju Pillai - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder, Architect at Espina IT
Real User
Top 10
2020-11-03T20:57:34Z
Nov 3, 2020

Cisco's support is number one in the world.

Muhammed Eslami - PeerSpot reviewer
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 10
2020-07-19T08:15:46Z
Jul 19, 2020

The security of the switches is pretty impressive. There are many security features available on the product.

TW
Member of Technical Staff at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-07-14T08:15:56Z
Jul 14, 2020

We only use the basic features and we find that it works well.

Varun Malhotra - PeerSpot reviewer
Chairman Infrastructure & Application Development Services at atnis
Reseller
2020-07-13T06:55:00Z
Jul 13, 2020

Cisco is the world leader in these systems. The expertise they have is very good compared to others. We can trust Cisco from a technical perspective.

IS
Technical Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-06-25T10:49:15Z
Jun 25, 2020

The most valuable features are network monitoring and management.

SC
Head Of Information & Communication Technology at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-06-17T10:56:02Z
Jun 17, 2020

These switches help to build the best network, the way we want it.

MB
ICT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-06-15T07:34:05Z
Jun 15, 2020

The quality of service is one of the main reasons we use Cisco in our organization. It's quite high and very reliable. The switches also end up working for a long time, so there's less need to replace them as often as others. We have some switches in our company that has been running since 2006, for example. They are quite old, but they still work.

Nawaf AlTamimi - PeerSpot reviewer
Network & System Security Consultant at Zakat House
Real User
2020-06-15T07:33:00Z
Jun 15, 2020

In terms of most valuable feature, I would say the user interface.

SC
CTO at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
Jun 14, 2020

It's for industry products, so it's easy to use.

PP
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-06-03T11:55:00Z
Jun 3, 2020

Cisco Ethernet Switches have great enterprise features like Cisco DNA Assurance. Cisco DNA Assurance features advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning. Cisco AI Network Analytics, a capability within Cisco DNA Assurance, allows easy management of all devices and services, prioritizes and resolves network issues, and ensures a better user experience across the network.

CR
IT Manager at a renewables & environment company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-06T11:36:00Z
Mar 6, 2020

The most valuable feature is the performance.

AS
Solution Engineer at a tech services company
Real User
2019-10-23T05:52:00Z
Oct 23, 2019

The hardware is rugged. We use it for the basic configuration.

Guido-Steusel - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The command-line interface is easy to use.

PinchasAlbalya - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at Ben Gurion University
Real User
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The layer-2 switching is very fast.

it_user1162803 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The solution is compatible with many brands, such as VMware.

it_user1199781 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Real User
2019-10-22T04:42:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

The quality, like all Cisco solutions, is very high. The fact that it's Cisco is one of the reasons we chose to use it.

RI
Technical Project Manager at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-22T04:41:00Z
Oct 22, 2019

One valuable feature is that you can string a number of switches together, and the fact that there are various methods to connect them, such as by stacking.

CornelCristea - PeerSpot reviewer
Network and Service Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
Oct 16, 2019

The queue functionality is the solution's most valuable feature, specifically because we are delivering a lot of Layer 2 services. Layer 2 protocol tunnels work well on Cisco switches.

it_user1011525 - PeerSpot reviewer
Network Administrator at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

A stable product that is absolutely dependable.

it_user1180785 - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Operations Engineer at Infosysta
Real User
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

This is a great solution for network switching and security.

Mohamed Y Ahmed - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

The technical support is good and they respond quickly. I haven't had any problems.

Ender Kefoglu - PeerSpot reviewer
Partner / Owner at bimel
Real User
Top 5
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

The most valuable feature is the complete functionality, but the most important thing is support.

US
Owner with self employed
Consultant
2019-10-13T05:48:00Z
Oct 13, 2019

For me, the initial setup was easy and straightforward, but for some of our customers who are not as familiar with networking, it can be complicated.

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