Compare 3Com H3C Switches vs. Cisco Ethernet Switches

3Com H3C Switches is ranked 16th in Ethernet Switches with 1 review while Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 14 reviews. 3Com H3C Switches is rated 9.0, while Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of 3Com H3C Switches writes "A durable and trusted solution that is scalable and has good technical support". 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 Cisco Ethernet Switches, Huawei Ethernet Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches, whereas Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches and Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access.
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Pros
They are easy to use, they are cheaper, and it's a trusted brand.

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The layer-2 switching is very fast.The hardware is rugged. We use it for the basic configuration.The solution is compatible with many brands, such as VMware.The command-line interface is easy to use.The quality, like all Cisco solutions, is very high. The fact that it's Cisco is one of the reasons we chose to use it.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 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.This is a great solution for network switching and security.

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Cons
The cost and the integration with other solutions could be better.

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I would like to see this solution automatically store multiple versions of the configuration file.We've had hardware problems like SSDs, ports, networking, things like that.The price could be lower. It's quite expensive.The licensing needs to be improved.Cisco has a licensing procedure that is very complicated and it changes every six months.Switches should be made stackable, even if they are not of the same model.The solution needs to work on lowering the amount of bugs. We find them quite regularly.Technical support for integrations with other network products is insufficient and should be improved.

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

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This is an expensive solution, but you are paying for stability.The price of this solution is good.Pricing for this product is high but the cost is worth it if you can afford it.Not inexpensive. Price will vary widely depending on the chosen product and size of the deployment.The pricing is reasonable, and for small business it is acceptable.

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16th
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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Avg. Rating
9.0
1st
out of 35 in Ethernet Switches
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18,139
Comparisons
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Reviews
14
Average Words per Review
576
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches
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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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British Columbia Assessment Authority, DreamWorks, DRVLinz AG
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REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider19%
Software R&D Company13%
University13%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Software R&D Company15%
Media Company8%
Government8%
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