Cisco Catalyst Switches Pricing and License Cost

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services Ltd.
If you consider Cisco's price with the Dell, you will definitely lose with Cisco. But Cisco has a major area of equipment in general. Cisco has routers, firewalls, NAC, certain video conferencing, Apple phones, and different security solutions. But Dell doesn't have such areas, Dell only has switching architecture. On that basis, Cisco is still better, because whenever someone is actually moving towards Cisco products, they have to consider that they have certain other areas that they can invest in with Cisco. But if you consider the pricing of a Cisco switch against a Dell, Dell is definitely the winner. View full review »
Presal0875
Presales Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Pricing is an issue I have been facing, in comparison with HPE or Juniper. The Nexus series is out of the question right now. Scalability is more an issue on the pricing side and less on the technology side. View full review »
Netwk0986
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The pricing and licensing are fine. To be honest we have found that this tool is able to meet all of our expectations at this time. This solution is agile and meets our expectations. View full review »
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it_user408189
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
I would rate the features-to-pricing ratio at six out of 10. My advice about licensing is that you should have a perpetual license, not one that is subscription-based. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
Generally, Cisco Catalyst would be relatively expensive compared to the competition, it would be on the expensive side. But I am not involved in the commercial part. View full review »
Mikhail Kozlov
Lead Software QA / DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider
Cisco's prices are not cheap, but the stability is worth it. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Pricing of Cisco equipment is high, but I think these switches are worth the price. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
The price is on the higher side. Licensing is also complicated. Simply, there are multiple licenses required. View full review »
Md. Shahriar Hussain
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's very pricey. Compared to competitors, it's a lot more expensive. They should consider lowering the price for smaller organizations so that it's easier for them to afford. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant
Catalyst is very expensive. View full review »
Shun Hiyama
Network Engineer
The pricing could be better. View full review »
Melvin Khor
Senior Technical Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The price should go down instead of up. View full review »
Jerome Razonable
IT Infrastructure Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
It has a very high cost, but understandably, due to its very good quality. This is the reason why some customers opt to buy cheaper brands with same/similar features. View full review »
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. NETGEAR Switches and other solutions. Updated: September 2019.
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