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"They're good value. They're good entry-level switches. I know Cisco generally has a lot more capability. But, for an organization this size, we don't need that. So they're good value for the cost and what we need.""For the price, they're good. If you look at Ubiquity switches (which have cloud features too) or even the regular NETGEAR GS switches, these are still price-competitive and come with the cloud features, which is just amazing.""I sold someone a SonicWall and they had to redo their subscription every year. It was a $300 or $400 subscription they had to pay every year... With NETGEAR... it's only a $10 or $20 subscription per device for the whole year... and you have your license and you have all your support.""It was an initial, single purchase for us. For the three switches, because I had the 96X and the two 48 port single gigabyte ones, then all the cards, etc. The total price on it, which may be a little on the low side, for the client was around $16,000 or $17,000.""In terms of the NETGEAR stuff, there weren't any surprises. The costs were definitely fair, especially considering what we were replacing. For the equivalent performance from a non-AV over IP solution, it would have been easily been in the $40,000 range. Comparing it to standard AV video switching, the price was very good, especially considering now they can add-on without any massive additional costs.""For its price, it scales well.""The pricing is very good for 10GbE switches and you get a lot of throughput. It is about 60 percent of the costs of other switches from competitive manufacturers, which is really good.""The price-to-performance of the solution is very good. You get very performance for a low cost per port. Compared to standard AV switching, NETGEAR is probably the best value out there."

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Top Answer: The solution is fast, even though you might not necessarily get the speed out of the internet anyway.
Top Answer: I can't imagine anybody would really gain anything from it. It's about $80 and it works and that's all that matters. I would have preferred paying a little less. However, for the price, and for eight… more »
Top Answer: The solution is standard and doesn't really offer anything special. It would be ideal if the switches were labeled so that when you looked at them, you'd automatically recognize the voltage. One of… more »
Ranking
31st
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
184
Comparisons
139
Reviews
0
Average Words per Review
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2nd
out of 37 in Ethernet Switches
Views
20,117
Comparisons
14,675
Reviews
9
Average Words per Review
1,847
Rating
8.8
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RoboSwitch
NETGEAR Insight Managed Switches, NETGEAR GC Series, NETGEAR M Series
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Overview

Offered in 5-24 port configurations supporting both Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), Broadcom's RoboSwitch Ethernet Switching solutions are highly integrated, cost effective, and smart-managed based on a field-proven, industry-leading architecture. These Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet solutions combine all of the functions of a high-speed switch system including packet buffers, PHY transceivers, media access controllers (MACs), address management, port-based rate control, and a non-blocking switch fabric into a single CMOS device.

NETGEAR Ethernet Switches, branded as NETGEAR ProSafe Switches, comes in all shapes and sizes, so you are sure to find the right solution to fit your business requirements.

If you're a small to medium sized company, you'll have three switching options NETGEAR Unmanaged, Plus, and Smart Switch solutions. If you're managing a large enterprise network or a campus network, then NETGEAR Fully Managed Infrastructures is the solution for you. All the NETGEAR Ethernet Switches and solutions are innovative, easy to install and use, reliable, and very cost-effective.

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State Bank of India, Algar Tech, IntelliNet, Hill International
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Insurance Company11%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Government11%
Agriculture11%
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Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company15%
Manufacturing Company6%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
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Broadcom RoboSwitch is ranked 31st in Ethernet Switches while NETGEAR Switches is ranked 2nd in Ethernet Switches with 12 reviews. Broadcom RoboSwitch is rated 0.0, while NETGEAR Switches is rated 8.8. On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETGEAR Switches writes "You can stack different models of switches which makes the scalability great". Broadcom RoboSwitch is most compared with Broadcom StrataConnect, whereas NETGEAR Switches is most compared with Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, Cisco Ethernet Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and Aruba Switches.

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