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Pros
"They are easy to use, they are cheaper, and it's a trusted brand.""The hardware side is a very big advantage. We use it 24/7 and we haven't had any problems so far with the switches.""They're straightforward and stable."

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"For me, the initial setup was easy and straightforward, but for some of our customers who are not as familiar with networking, it can be complicated.""A stable product that is absolutely dependable.""This is a great solution for network switching and security.""The technical support is good and they respond quickly. I haven't had any problems.""The most valuable feature is the complete functionality, but the most important thing is support.""The queue functionality is the solution's most valuable feature, specifically because we are delivering a lot of Layer 2 services. Layer 2 protocol tunnels work well on Cisco switches.""One valuable feature is that you can string a number of switches together, and the fact that there are various methods to connect them, such as by stacking.""The command-line interface is easy to use."

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Cons
"The cost and the integration with other solutions could be better.""When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions.""I think there's nothing that needs to be improved because the company is no longer in existence."

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"The dashboard needs some minor improvements.""The product could improve in the area of simulated switches.""Technical support for integrations with other network products is insufficient and should be improved.""This may be something that they are already working on, but it would be an improvement if they could add a layer of security to layer two and layer three to protect the server and to protect the data.""Pricing could be lower.""The solution needs to work on lowering the amount of bugs. We find them quite regularly.""Switches should be made stackable, even if they are not of the same model.""The licensing needs to be improved."

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"The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others."

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"Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment.""Pricing for this product is high but the cost is worth it if you can afford it.""The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable.""The price of this solution is good.""This is an expensive solution, but you are paying for stability.""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.""These switches are expensive, but they are an excellent buy and definitely have value for the investment.""We are happy with the pricing from Cisco."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The hardware side is a very big advantage. We use it 24/7 and we haven't had any problems so far with the switches.
Top Answer: The cost could be improved, but it is cheaper than the others.
Top Answer: When we try to do configuration changes sometimes it malfunctions.
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the performance.
Top Answer: Cisco needs to include new features to attract new customers.
Top Answer: Cisco Ethernet Switches are being used as part of our new data centers.
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9.0
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Overview
3Com Baseline switches provide cost-effective layer 2 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet switching for LANs that do not need management capabilities. Simple to install and economical to own, they feature wirespeed performance on fixed-configuration, rack-mountable platforms.Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.
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Sample Customers
British Columbia Assessment Authority, DreamWorks, DRVLinz AG
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Comms Service Provider12%
University12%
Computer Software Company12%
Wholesaler/Distributor12%
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise29%
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3Com H3C Switches is ranked 17th in Ethernet Switches with 3 reviews while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 26 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "Reliable switches that don't require management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". 3Com H3C Switches is most compared with HPE Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and NETGEAR Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access and Brocade Ethernet Switches. See our 3Com H3C Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches report.

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