Cisco Catalyst Switches Benefits

System Administrator at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
The improvement the product provides to our organization is the backend throughput over all the sites. It can give us about 1.4 TB backend throughput overall. We have variable multi-gate support through the ports. So we can connect on the same switch with the 1G, 10G, 25G, 40G, and 100G. In that way, we get multi-port throughput on the same switch. Because of this capability, scalability is not a bottleneck for us now. We have used Cisco Catalyst Switches to achieve our goals with stability and blanket level of performance. The documentation and help capabilities provided for users are transparent and widely available. You can find and read about solutions to fix your own issues. Virtually anything you want to study about the product or if you want to verify something, information about it is available and doesn't require calls to support and potential wait times. View full review »
Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at BDPEER Ltd.
When we started working with a regular Catalyst, the 2060, we mostly had a VLAN-based network. But in 2015, I worked with a well-known NGO, World Vision, in Bangladesh. They have around 84 locations all over the country, and they expected that their entire network would be authenticated through 802.1X. They expected that their network would be centrally policy-driven and allocated, that they would have posture assessment, and captive portal. Other than using a Catalyst, we couldn't have afforded to have these features. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer & Technical Instructor at Improtech
Catalyst switches solutions are great. For various customers we have deployed for, business operations run smoothly and without any complain. Troubleshooting and insights are clearer. Our customers love working with us. View full review »
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Presales Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
With respect to the technology, when we talk about DNA and SDN as a whole concept, that is where, as a partner, our pitching point is, where we can show our edge to the customer. For example, 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. Regarding security, with Stealthwatch, Catalyst switches play an important role as well. When we talk to the customer, giving a full solution is important. From the switching to the network DNA to the security, I can deliver the whole thing with Cisco. That is how I position things when I go to the customer. We don't just go and talk about switches. We talk about the total solution that Cisco can give. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
I personally have never faced any kind of issues. The system is running very well and does what I need it to do. If there are any failures or problems we can resolve them quickly. We are able to get things up and running again and accomplish tasks after a failure within a few hour's time. We are very happy with what we are getting from our Cisco Catalyst Switches solution. View full review »
Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Cisco Catalyst is one of the most famous and popular devices for campus networks, widely used in most of the country. They are the preferred networking switches with many features that help eliminate the need for a more complex OSPF. They are also easy to configure and manage. With the vulnerability assessment report, we can see there are more improvements coming from Cisco for campus area network switches. View full review »
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The features I mentioned definitely enhance the customer experience. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at Wipro Technologies
I've used other switches as well but, when configuring Catalyst, we are able to bring the network up in a very short time. If the company wants to extend the network or wants to get some new users on board, the usage is pretty fast and, in no time, it gets moving. For other switches, it might take some time for us to do research and get the system online. So it provides business benefits. The users don't have to wait to get on the network. View full review »
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
As an access switch, it really hasn't made an improvement in our organization. Access switches are similar, in most cases. It's just and end-user switch, so it doesn't really differ if it's Cisco or any other device. Perhaps the reliability is an improvement. View full review »
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
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. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This platform has enabled reliable connectivity across the entire campus network. Great performance and stability ensure that the network is available where you need it. The 802.1X port security and other security features work well and help keep the network secure. PoE helped us deploy WLAN APs, security cameras, and IP phones with minimal cabling. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
It supports our entire line infrastructure. It runs from the line under the entire campus and is the backbone of the network. The entire business runs from this product. View full review »
Fighting Falcon
IT Admin at UT Austin Office of Technology Commercialization
The ease of deployment and the support are associated with a reduction in end-user downtime as well as in the operations and maintenance efforts required. View full review »
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The greatest benefit for our organization is that our Cisco Catalysts are quite reliable. We can depend on them. View full review »
Md. Shahriar Hussain
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We heavily use the SmartPort features. It has really helped us. The U.S. policies are handled by the auto SmartPort feature. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant at L&M Alpha Solutions
Catalyst functions as a core and the main benefit for us is the performance, having multiple users. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
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