Cisco Catalyst Switches Valuable Features

Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Head of Technology at Computer Services Ltd.
In my country, Catalysts are used mostly for simple distribution, not more than that. There were some other areas we've worked on the last two years. Most of the organizations who were going for Catalyst switches with Layer 2 options expected Identity Services integration. They were concentrating on having 802.1X authentication policy-making. View full review »
Presal0875
Presales Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
One good feature is UPOE. Another is having a built-in controller, the customer doesn't have to ask for another controller. For example, you get a built-in controller with the C650. And two-port is one of the premium factors from Cisco. Something I like about the 2960-XR is that you get a lot of Layer 3 features. View full review »
Netwk0986
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The new series has lots of great features; it's really lovely. From a management perspective, a policy creation perspective, and a utility perspective; the functionality we are seeing in the Catalyst 9000 series is great. View full review »
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Vasantharaju P
Senior Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol) is one valuable feature. In the 3800 Series, we have the Stacking feature which enables combining switches to get more bandwidth and produce high-availability. The Stacking feature can also actually eliminate the need for HSRP. View full review »
it_user617499
Senior Presales Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are the Stacking and the capacity of the switches because they have more throughput. Layer 2 is also part of its rich feature set. View full review »
Muklit Chopra
Technical Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Cisco is one of the most robust switches, it is easy to configure, and the documentation is pretty good. Once you install it, you never face an issue with that switch. View full review »
it_user408189
User at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
VLAN gives us segregation. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
A good feature of Cisco Catalyst is that it records crash log files which can be used to literally identify the cause of a crash because they have a lot of information. And Cisco Catalyst supports the use of external flash disks for storing of images and file systems. View full review »
Mikhail Kozlov
Lead Software QA / DevOps Engineer at a comms service provider
Stability. We have many Catalyst switches now, and they work without any downtime. We work with government companies and we can't allow the business to stand idle. View full review »
NetworkEb6ab
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The stability is the most valuable feature. We have some outages but it's 95% stable. View full review »
Alberto E. Luna Rodriguez
Network Security Coordinator at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Very stable and dependable switches. * The wide range of features will be enough for almost any LAN environment. * The CLI is pretty much the same across all switching and routing platforms from Cisco, making deployment of new switches, replacement of damaged equipment, or upgrades to newer platforms very easy. View full review »
Akshay Balaganur
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
The ease of use is the most valuable feature. View full review »
Fighting Falcon
IT Admin at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Among the most valuable features are the support and the ecosystem. There is a lot of documentation and information, and many support resources are available. View full review »
Reviewer9022
Project Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The most valuable features of this solution are that they are quite robust, they hardly ever fail. View full review »
ChiefDepbed6
Chief Deputy Quality Audit
The stability and Cisco's support are the most valuable features. View full review »
NetworkE1c8f
Network Engeneer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Cisco support is one of the most valuable features. If you have any problem you can find a lot of information online. If it's a really bad situation, you can have a technician help you. View full review »
Md. Shahriar Hussain
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's easy to use and easy to configure. It's easy to provision and plan ahead. View full review »
Lucio Lopez
IT Consultant
The main valuable features for me are * the ease of configuration * CLI * GUI. View full review »
Shun Hiyama
Network Engineer
* BGP * Familiar CLI We have used BGP over IPSec to AWS but there were problems with bandwidth. I migrated to the Catalyst C3850 because AWS Direct Connect doesn't need IPSec. We have to use the QoS (CBWFQ) function. I understand the function of QoS and it is easy to use. View full review »
Melvin Khor
Senior Technical Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Perpetual POE is a valuable feature, because when the switch reboots, access points do not. This helps minimize infrastructure downtime and impacts internals. View full review »
Jerome Razonable
IT Infrastructure Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
* VLAN * Routing capabilities and security features * It can easily be enabled and used as need dictates. View full review »
Denis Krasnov
Head of Development at a tech vendor
* Flexible deployment: We can add new network segments without hard work. * Stability: If we lose some network connections, the system automatically creates new connections between equipment. 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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