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Head of Corporate Security at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Good communication features, scalable, stable, and has good support

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for the LAN connection.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is communication.

What needs improvement?

When you compare it with HPE and Aruba, it should be fancier.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for three years. We are using version 2950.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is great! We have not had any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. It's very good. We have approximately 200 users in our company.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good. I would rate them a nine to ten out of ten.…

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for the LAN connection.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is communication.

What needs improvement?

When you compare it with HPE and Aruba, it should be fancier.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for three years.

We are using version 2950.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is great! We have not had any issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. It's very good.

We have approximately 200 users in our company.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is very good. I would rate them a nine to ten out of ten.

We did not have any issues with technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is straightforward. It's easy.

It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to deploy.

What other advice do I have?

Plan well before implementing this solution.

I would rate Cisco Catalyst Switches a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Devanand PR
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable and proven technology for our network infrastructure

What is our primary use case?

These switches were provided by our internet provider and they are used as part of our network infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

These are a proven technology and I haven't had any problem with them.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not configured these switches before, so I'm not sure about the scalability. We have between 60 and 100 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support for this product.

What about the implementation team?

The Catalyst switches…

What is our primary use case?

These switches were provided by our internet provider and they are used as part of our network infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

These are a proven technology and I haven't had any problem with them.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not configured these switches before, so I'm not sure about the scalability.

We have between 60 and 100 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support for this product.

What about the implementation team?

The Catalyst switches are all maintained by our vendors, so we don't have to concern ourselves with maintenance.

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

The pricing of these devices can be better.

What other advice do I have?

Based on my experience, I can recommend these switches.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Waqar Khan
Branch Manager / Team Leader at Bank Al Habib Limited
Real User
Top 20
High performance, durable, and good technical support

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as a network switch in banking and financial environments.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are performance, speed, and durability.

What needs improvement?

In an upcoming release, adding SD-WAN capabilities would be a big advantage for our company.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have found the stability very good in this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have licenses to have 24/7 technical support from Cisco directly. We have been satisfied with the support we have been…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as a network switch in banking and financial environments.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are performance, speed, and durability.

What needs improvement?

In an upcoming release, adding SD-WAN capabilities would be a big advantage for our company.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have found the stability very good in this solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have licenses to have 24/7 technical support from Cisco directly. We have been satisfied with the support we have been receiving.

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

The price of this solution is reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

In the future, we are going to implement the 2960-X next-generation version instead of this legacy solution we are using now which will have some added benefits.

I rate Cisco Catalyst Switches an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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NJ
Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

I am a student as well as a researcher at a university. I use this solution for various simulations. I am using the latest version of this solution. We have 10 to 15 technical people in our team. 

What is most valuable?

It is a stable and good product. It is also easy to install.

What needs improvement?

Its price can be improved. It is currently expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I didn't use any technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy to install. It wasn't complex. It took about 10 to 20 minutes.

What's my experience with pricing,

What is our primary use case?

I am a student as well as a researcher at a university. I use this solution for various simulations. I am using the latest version of this solution. We have 10 to 15 technical people in our team. 

What is most valuable?

It is a stable and good product. It is also easy to install.

What needs improvement?

Its price can be improved. It is currently expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I didn't use any technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It was easy to install. It wasn't complex. It took about 10 to 20 minutes.

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

It is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. It is a good product. There are a lot of users of Cisco solutions in Pakistan. 

I would rate Cisco Catalyst Switches a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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VA
IT Operations Section Head at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Enterprise-grade networking switches that are stable and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for the local area network.

What is most valuable?

I like everything about Cisco Catalyst Switches. It's both stable and scalable.

What needs improvement?

The price could be better. For Cisco, there is no need for improvement except for the price. It's expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for about ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are scalable. We have about 1,300 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was okay.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and installation were…

What is our primary use case?

We use Cisco Catalyst Switches for the local area network.

What is most valuable?

I like everything about Cisco Catalyst Switches. It's both stable and scalable.

What needs improvement?

The price could be better. For Cisco, there is no need for improvement except for the price. It's expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for about ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are scalable. We have about 1,300 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support was okay.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and installation were straightforward. For configuration, it took around ten minutes. For the maintenance, we have two network administrators—just two personnel.

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

It's expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to new users.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Catalyst Switches a ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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RS
Department Leader: Project Leadership Production Compact at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to manage, scalable, but could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution in our server room for end-user network conductivity.

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of this solution is it is easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

The security of the solution could be improved, it is really important to us.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is good but could always improve.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable and we have approximately 1,000 computers using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution in our server room for end-user network conductivity.

What is most valuable?

One of the main features of this solution is it is easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

The security of the solution could be improved, it is really important to us.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is good but could always improve.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable and we have approximately 1,000 computers using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is good.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have previously used HP and other Cisco switches.

How was the initial setup?

The installation could be easier.

What about the implementation team?

We have five technicians for the deployment and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Cisco Catalyst Switches a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Sopheak Mang
Network Engineer at a security firm with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
A stable and scalable solution with expert technical support and good performance

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution both in my company and in those of my customers. 

What needs improvement?

The GUI should be addressed. I am not certain if they have this.  The solution is kind of expensive when compared with other products. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is definitely stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is certainly scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is at an expert level. 

How was the initial setup?

One only need have a feel for the setup to do this. Technically speaking, this is quite fine. 

What's my

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution both in my company and in those of my customers. 

What needs improvement?

The GUI should be addressed. I am not certain if they have this. 

The solution is kind of expensive when compared with other products. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is definitely stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is certainly scalable. 

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is at an expert level. 

How was the initial setup?

One only need have a feel for the setup to do this. Technically speaking, this is quite fine. 

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

When compared with other products, the solution is kind of on the expensive side. 

What other advice do I have?

We are satisfied with the solution. It demonstrates good performance. 

We rate Cisco Catalyst Switches as a nine-point-five out of ten. 

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ST
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Stable and scalable network switches with great technical support

What is most valuable?

I find their system throughput and Cisco support very useful.

What needs improvement?

The price can definitely be lower. I also think that a Combi Port should be added to the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for about two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

They're quite stable. Our Cisco Catalyst Switches have been working for many years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is great. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

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

The price can definitely…

What is most valuable?

I find their system throughput and Cisco support very useful.

What needs improvement?

The price can definitely be lower. I also think that a Combi Port should be added to the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for about two years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

They're quite stable. Our Cisco Catalyst Switches have been working for many years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are very scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is great. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is easy.

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

The price can definitely be lower. I think the quality is much higher than the other LANs, but the price must be lower on this.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Cisco Catalyst Switches an eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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