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AV
CEO at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Easy to use, but could be cheaper

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for my company's network connection. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is how easy it is to use. 

What needs improvement?

This product could be improved with cheaper pricing. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for five to six years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution may be scalable, but I don't have much knowledge on its scalability. It's used for my company's networking and there are about 500 users. 

How was the initial setup?

I installed this solution myself. 

What about the implementation team?

I implemented through an in-house team. 

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

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case of this solution is for my company's network connection. 

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is how easy it is to use. 

What needs improvement?

This product could be improved with cheaper pricing. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for five to six years. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution may be scalable, but I don't have much knowledge on its scalability. It's used for my company's networking and there are about 500 users. 

How was the initial setup?

I installed this solution myself. 

What about the implementation team?

I implemented through an in-house team. 

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

Cisco Catalyst Switches are a bit expensive. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate this solution a seven out of ten. I am satisfied with the performance of these switches and would recommend them to others. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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PT
IT PM at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Suitable for handling extreme temperatures, but the price could be better

What is our primary use case?

We use these switches outdoors.

What is most valuable?

It's got one feature, and that's handling extreme temperatures. Everything else is alright, and we buy them because they're suitable for extreme temperatures.

What needs improvement?

They should be cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Rugged Series Switches for 15 years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

It's easy to install these switches. It takes about half an hour to implement one switch.

What about the implementation team?

We do it ourselves, and we use consultants and integrators.

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

It's overpriced…

What is our primary use case?

We use these switches outdoors.

What is most valuable?

It's got one feature, and that's handling extreme temperatures. Everything else is alright, and we buy them because they're suitable for extreme temperatures.

What needs improvement?

They should be cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Rugged Series Switches for 15 years.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good. 

How was the initial setup?

It's easy to install these switches. It takes about half an hour to implement one switch.

What about the implementation team?

We do it ourselves, and we use consultants and integrators.

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

It's overpriced and should be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I wouldn't recommend this product because it's overpriced. 

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

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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YA
Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, scalable, and it is easy to install

What needs improvement?

The price could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for 25 or 30 years,

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don't have any issues with the stability of Cisco Catalyst Switches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are scalable. We have approximately 20,000 people who use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install. Most of the engineers already know about it.

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

The pricing could be cheaper. There is a one-time license, but we pay for the smart net license…

What needs improvement?

The price could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Cisco Catalyst Switches for 25 or 30 years,

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We don't have any issues with the stability of Cisco Catalyst Switches.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are scalable.

We have approximately 20,000 people who use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install. Most of the engineers already know about it.

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

The pricing could be cheaper.

There is a one-time license, but we pay for the smart net license every three years for support.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

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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IT & Software Manager at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable part of our network infrastructure, with many resources available

What is our primary use case?

I use Cisco Catalyst switches as part of the network infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like to see better security for this product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Cisco Catalyst Switches for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These switches are stable. I use both the switches and the access points.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with the Cisco support. There are a lot of resources out there.

How was the initial setup?

This product is complex to install and it takes time to configure it.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed it myself.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I…

What is our primary use case?

I use Cisco Catalyst switches as part of the network infrastructure.

What needs improvement?

In the future, I would like to see better security for this product.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Cisco Catalyst Switches for more than three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

These switches are stable. I use both the switches and the access points.

How are customer service and technical support?

I am satisfied with the Cisco support. There are a lot of resources out there.

How was the initial setup?

This product is complex to install and it takes time to configure it.

What about the implementation team?

I deployed it myself.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I can recommend to others.

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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SA
Head of Production Information Systems/MES at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Stable and scalable but could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

Cisco Catalysts Switches can be useful for the future.

What needs improvement?

Catalyst Switches could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Catalyst Switches for about four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have room to expand.

How are customer service and support?

We haven't used Cisco support for this. For the technical aspect of Cisco products, we have some in-house support in this aspect.

How was the initial setup?

Catalyst Switches are easy to install. 

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

My company gets the quote from the provider.

What

What is our primary use case?

Cisco Catalysts Switches can be useful for the future.

What needs improvement?

Catalyst Switches could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Catalyst Switches for about four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches are stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have room to expand.

How are customer service and support?

We haven't used Cisco support for this. For the technical aspect of Cisco products, we have some in-house support in this aspect.

How was the initial setup?

Catalyst Switches are easy to install. 

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

My company gets the quote from the provider.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Cisco Catalyst Switches seven out of 10. I would recommend the solution to others. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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WW
DevOps System Engineer at Monash University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good technical support, stable, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

The solution can be used to connect the internet and servers, such as databases.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve security.

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?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support from Cisco.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and takes approximately 10 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution…

What is our primary use case?

The solution can be used to connect the internet and servers, such as databases.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve security.

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?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Cisco Catalyst Switches is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with the technical support from Cisco.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and takes approximately 10 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Cisco Catalyst Switches a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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