Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches Primary Use Case

Director of Information Technology at UniTeller Financial Services

I have been in so many situations using this product it is hard to choose a primary use. I have worked for many companies, so we have used them as access switches, we have used them as distribution switches, we have used them as IDF (Intermediate Distribution Frame) closets for floor switches. We have used them as code switches and clusters and chassis. I have gone through using all the different versions of switches in many scenarios, like remote offices, access to quotas for distribution. I have used the switches on every level and in exhaustive possibilities.  

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DGM Programming at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

In our environment, we are using Cisco switches in Visio clusters. We are using Dell servers, and we are using Dell Precision workstations. I do not remember the model number of the Cisco switches. We are using the Cisco network series of switches and they are the L2 class. I think they are the 2960 series of switches.  

At present, our company policy does not allow us to host any of our data on the public cloud. We are revising the information security policy. Until this new policy comes into effect, we will not be able to go into the public cloud.  

In the end, the switches will continue to be a component of data interpretation in our environment.  

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AT
Data Communication and Networking Officer at a aerospace/defense firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

My company uses the solutions as a traditional network switch.

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MV
Managing Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We have used this solution mostly for small businesses. 

The primary use case of this solution is for connecting computers to a network.

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MD
Security Consultant with 51-200 employees

We don't do the deployment in our environment, we are consulting.

Our clients use this solution for the logical segmentation of the network to the access layer, and remote log switches. 

They can also deploy the switches.

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JC
CIO at a aerospace/defense firm with 11-50 employees

We use this solution to link our three locals that are in different places. They connect to similar networks. It works with data and voice as well. I'm not exactly sure of the details there as that service is supplied by our operator.

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KK
Senior Specialist ICT/ISP Services at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

I primarily use the solution for my personal equipment.

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HH
Access Network Operations Unit Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees

The primary use case of this solution is for the core and distribution layers.

It's used for normal switching and access. We are only using it with the data center model to have a distribution layer, core layer, and access layer.

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EG
Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

We use these switches only as access switches to connect end users. We mostly use Cisco for all of our infrastructure, so these switches are used everywhere as access switches.

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DS
Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are a tech services company and this is one of the solutions that we provide to our customers.

The primary use case for Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is for networking in a data center, or campus networking.

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Network Consultant at Tetisnet

We primarily use the solution because of it's relatively cheaper price (as compared to other options).

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Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The primary use cases are for SMBs inside the local area networks and for a LAN switch near two or three switches.

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Technical Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We use the solution to design campus-wide networks. We use the solution for low-cost ethernet connections. We use them from the routing ports.

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Chief Technology Officer at Sharva Group

I support clients who are doing software development and they have their own servers, so we maintain the Cisco network for them. These switches are what they use in the network infrastructure.

These are small startups that cannot be on the cloud because of local government regulations. As such, they need to have their own switches and routers.

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Senior Information Technology Manager at a construction company with 201-500 employees

I primarily use the solution for configuring Linksys IDs with the lines on Linksys access points. I make a cluster for all access points of Linksys to control them from one master. 

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JS
Managing Director at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

We use these switches for basic networking, including firewall and VPN features.

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Senior Data Center Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use this solution to build networks that interconnect different branches and buildings in different layers. We can also connect to a cloud environment.

The model of switch that is used depends on the application. I prefer to use the 4500 series for the distribution layer, but for the access layer, the 2950 series is better.

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IG
Network Security Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are an IT company and we configure these switches for our clients. The environment varies depending on the client and their requirements.

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MN
Owner at it logic

We sell Cisco switches and routers. In unmanaged switches, we sell Linksys. In India, there are only a few models available in Linksys. Nowadays, they are only selling Wi-Fi routers and switches in the name of Linksys. Other products are available under the brand name Cisco.

We are using Cisco products for the core banking sector. We are using Linksys products in educational institutes and small enterprises because Linksys products are cheaper than Cisco switches.

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GC
Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees

We use these switches to extend our network.

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SC
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

We use the Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches for small purposes, such as setting up our test environment and running our tests. They're getting data from our tests. We are a manufacturing company, so when we manufacture a product, we test it. This is done using small private networks, which is where we use the Linksys switches.

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MT
Executive Director at a pharma/biotech company with 1-10 employees

We use these switches to run our ERP software.

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AM
IT Security Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees

We use Cisco Linksys switches in our network and we have just recently installed a new unit for a project that started this year.

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JA
Head of IT Operations at a media company with 201-500 employees

We use Cisco Linksys Switches to provide Wi-Fi access to the internet in open areas.

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TT
Manager, Datacenter Facilities at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees

We use this solution to expand our data center and software-defined network.

We have around 20,000 people in our organization who benefit from using this solution. 

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