Cisco Catalyst Switches Pricing and License Cost

System Administrator at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
I am not exactly sure of the final cost of the upgrade as we are still just finalizing in terms. The teams have to finalize the pricing and their exact needs. They have not placed the entire order yet. We should have the whole thing completed in one or two months. One thing I am sure of is that the pricing is a little higher for the new product on average. It is also a little bit higher than its competition. That includes any competition with Cisco in this category of solutions, like Juniper, Dell, or anyone else. But the thing is if the customer wants the kind of reliability, support, and transparency that a solution provides, then they need to pay a premium for it. View full review »
Vajahat Ali
Senior Network Engineer at High Frequency Trading
They install licenses for 24 ports and then an additional 24 ports. The client is able to use the 48 ports or just 24 port if they want. The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees. The additional cost depends on where the device is being installed. If it's shared then we have to pay the rent for that cabinet where the device is being installed. The device has only the chassis cost and the licensing cost. In two or three years, we renew the support contract and that is an additional charge. View full review »
Senior Network Engineer & Technical Instructor at Improtech
Catalyst licensing varies from a thousand of dollars to 20+ thousands dollars , however, that might depend on the model or version you choose. There are some switches where the licenses are features-based and you need to get a specific license for specific items if you want to use them. View full review »
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IT Manager at a non-tech company with 201-500 employees
The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support. View full review »
Tomislav Stanojevic
Network & Security Specialist at Fonicom
Cisco is easily one of the most expensive on the market, but users are buying quality and reliability. View full review »
JohnVan Dijk
Vice President, Technology, Research & Development at Thales
Cisco products are not that cheap. View full review »
Tanvir Hasan
Product Manager at GBPL
The pricing of Cisco products is quite expensive. Huawei, for example, costs much less. There aren't extra costs for additional features. All features are standard. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 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 »
Information Technology & Audio Visual Engineer at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available. View full review »
Nelson Gonzalez
Assistant Information Technology Director at City of Coral Gables
Try to buy everything you need in bulk purchases and ask Cisco for volume discounts. View full review »
CISO at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance. View full review »
Manager Customer Engineering South (Presales) at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
licensing model is changing from perpetual licenses to subscription based licensing. Subscription based licensing model is cheaper but reoccur every year or 3, 5 or 7 years. View full review »
Ermal Galo
Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
These switches are expensive. View full review »
System Administrator at a computer software company with 11-50 employees
We're not paying maintenance - these switches were end of life years ago. Maintenance is separate from licensing. Now there is no additional monthly recurring cost on the Cisco switches that we are running. View full review »
Gervasio Alferes Caetano
Science Technician at Assembleia da Republica
Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000. 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 »
Researcher at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is expensive. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Catalyst Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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