Cisco Ethernet Switches Pricing and License Cost

ShehabAhmed
IT Operations Engineer at Infosysta
It is certainly not the least expensive product for switching, but I think it is the best and if you have the budget it is worth it. View full review »
Ivan Manchev
Network Delivery Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I you have a big client or if you have a big project and register it, the discount is good. In the companies that I have worked for, mostly for switching, we had a 55% discount or more. So with that good discount, who cares? It's cheap enough. View full review »
reviewer1363563
ICT Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't handle the licensing aspect of the solution, so I can't speak to the exact pricing. However, I am aware it's one of the more expensive options on the market. The last time I bought a 24-port switch, which was a while ago, I paid about five or six thousand Euros. In this part of the world, that's quite expensive for us. View full review »
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Maurice Poor
Manager - Network Operating Center at BCN
Price is a pain point for us. We've lost a lot of bids, and the reason has been that we majorly quoted Cisco devices. Some of our competitors quoted other devices like Ubiquity or Microchip. Some even quoted this Chinese product TP-Link, and they won the bid over us because we quoted Cisco. Meanwhile, the major reason why we quoted Cisco is reliability and stability from day one. They also last longer. The prices could be worked on so that they become more affordable. We had to deploy a city-wide WiFi network, and we were working in conjunction with Google. Because of the price, even Google recommended a product called Ruckus, so we used Ruckus over Cisco. Its price and license were the main reasons. You have to pay to renew the license every year. Even though you also renew the licenses for Ruckus, but they are much cheaper than Cisco. So, while I would recommend Cisco any time, the trouble remains with the pricing. View full review »
PinchasAlbalya
Network Engineer at Ben Gurion University
This is an expensive solution, but you are paying for stability. View full review »
Phillip Peerman
Supervisor of IT Infrastructure & Cybersecurity at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Find a Cisco partner that has a lot of volume and pressure them for a better price. There is a lot of markup on the higher end devices. Plan for support contract expenses for the life of the device. Also check the EOL details prior to purchase so you don’t purchase an older device that will not get the years of software updates and security patches you need. View full review »
Muhammed Eslami
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Cisco's pricing is quite high. It's on the higher end of the spectrum in comparison to other options on the market. View full review »
Saad Aslam
Senior Information Technology Manager at FAP Marine Terminals Ltd
The price could be reduced. Cisco is costly. Price is a major concern with Cisco. Companies tend to move away from Cisco because the price is on the higher side. In addition to the fees being high, you pay for support which is also on the higher side. Many companies tend to go with other options because of pricing. View full review »
Joel Masocha
Network and Infrastructure Manager at a wholesaler/distributor with 10,001+ employees
The price of the product is on the higher side, I feel you pay for the name of the product as well but it's still manageable for corporate customers. Licensing is simple and straight forward which is something going well for cisco switches. View full review »
reviewer946554
Head Of Information & Communication Technology at a transportation company with 51-200 employees
These switches are expensive, but they are an excellent buy and definitely have value for the investment. View full review »
Peter Van Loon
Network Administrator at a engineering company with 201-500 employees
The pricing varies widely depending on the support contract term and the type and number of the devices. The product is on the expensive side. View full review »
Lusanda Matyunjwa
Enterprise and Security Manager at University of Fort Hare
Cisco products are not cheap, which is something that can be improved. View full review »
Rafael Riera
Pre-sales Engineer at a wholesaler/distributor with 51-200 employees
There are other manufacturers that may offer better pricing. The price is important. It may be a deciding factor for some. View full review »
Devanand PR
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
While normal switches are not too expensive, Meraki switches are pricier. View full review »
Hossam Ismail
Expert Network Consultant at a consumer goods company with 5,001-10,000 employees
The pricing of the solution is quite high. There are lots of comparable products out there that are nowhere near the cost. View full review »
reviewer975252
sTAM at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The solution does not come cheap. It's quite pricey. You do need a license in order to use the solution. View full review »
CornelCristea
Network and Service Development Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
The equipment we bought with a perpetual license. We're not using a monthly or yearly licensing model. Any additional costs are reasonable. The hardware and software support came with additional costs. View full review »
Guido-Steusel
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The price of this solution is good. View full review »
Silju Pillai
Co-Founder, Architect at Espina IT
The price is a bit on the high side. Normally what they do is go case by case and give discounts based on the customer's budget, and on the competition. View full review »
LoicFraison
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The solution is very expensive. View full review »
Sambasiva Rao Venigalla
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
With all of the features and when you compare with other solutions, the cost is much less. View full review »
Mohamed Y Ahmed
Technical & Pre-Sales Manager at GateLock
The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable. Aruba and HPE are competitors that have a lower price than Cisco. View full review »
reviewer1487706
Head of Technical at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
It tends to be a bit pricey, but competitive. When you compare with other products, they are more or less the same price. View full review »
reviewer1083660
Technical Manager at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
We are happy with the pricing from Cisco. View full review »
reviewer1196946
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Cisco now has more products that are priced for small businesses, so they do have some cheaper models. View full review »
reviewer1505055
Telecommunication Team Leader at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Its price is very high, but it is a good device. Cisco must work on its price. Other solutions provide a better price for similar functionalities. View full review »
ChristianPapageorgopoulos
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The cost of licensing is very expensive, especially if you compare it to Fortigate. View full review »
reviewer942771
Owner at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
This is a very expensive product. Without a license, part of the switch will not function. In some of the latest switches, the warranty is not included in the pricing and we have to purchase it separately. View full review »
reviewer1384011
IT Manager at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Cisco is an industry leader, but the price is very high. View full review »
reviewer1454613
VP of IT at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
There are different licensing based on the model of the solution. View full review »
Abdulqader Kaboudei
RF Planning Manager at Sabafon
It is an expensive product. View full review »
Tarun Jain
Director at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The cost of this solution is expensive. However, it is not difficult to sell the product. View full review »
reviewer1069713
Project Manager at a real estate/law firm with 10,001+ employees
It could be cheaper. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about Cisco Ethernet Switches. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: February 2021.
464,655 professionals have used our research since 2012.