Cisco Catalyst Switches Review

High level technical support, scalable, and secure


What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a switch for campus locations.

What is most valuable?

One main feature with Cisco is you know you are going to get a very good switching infrastructure that is secure.

What needs improvement?

In a future upgrade, I would like to see integrated wireless in the solution.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of this solution is really good because you can attach switches together. We currently have 5,000 users using the solution and we plan on having approximately 30,000 in the near future.

How are customer service and technical support?

Cisco provides great customer support.

How was the initial setup?

The solution installation is straightforward to a degree. It is not as smooth as it could be. You cannot do zero-touch provisioning.

What about the implementation team?

It is best to use a technician that understands the configuration file needed for the deployment and then there is some testing that is needed.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There needs to be some improvement with the Cisco DNA licensing activation process, it is difficult at the moment.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. When my customers want security infrastructure on their campus locations this solution is the one I will continue to suggest.

I rate Cisco Catalyst Switches a nine out of ten.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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