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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. ExtremeSwitching and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"We find the product very easy to use.""It is easy to install.""Configuring the solution is very easy. It's quite a straightforward process, and it's not difficult at all.""Cisco Catalyst Switches is very stable, configurable, and durable. It is also easy to manage.""The solution is very stable.""One of the most valuable features is the MatchBox Switch.""The Cisco software ties all the hardware together better than the competition.""These are a proven technology and I haven't had any problem with them."

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"The solution has inspection firewalls that can do a deep packet inspection on a port basis.""The unique ring topology is actually a handy innovation.""The stability has been largely pretty good.""The price is low compared to the competition."

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Cons
"They should be cheaper.""The general price of the solution could be cheaper.""Pricing mainly is the only issue.""Its price can be improved. It is currently expensive.""The pricing could be better. Cisco is quite expensive.""It is kind of expensive.""The price of the product is very expensive.""Cisco should work to lower its costs. It's quite expensive right now."

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"The solution lacks a cyber asset attack capability.""The interface could be improved.""The training and resources for learning are lacking."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of these switches is on the upper end. It is around $3,500 plus for a 24-Port switch. These switches are more expensive than Linksys and TP-Links, but you get what you pay for. If you look at the pros and cons per switch, you can justify the cost compared to a lesser and cheaper brand.""I don't know a lot about the price, but they are affordable compared with other solutions.""Cisco Catalyst Switches are a bit expensive.""They are a little bit expensive. We are a public institution, so we go through other traders, and sometimes, they put in their own surplus price because it is a government contract. Cisco products are expensive, especially when you compare them to Huawei.""Catalyst Switches are costly. When I started working with them 25 years ago, prices were a problem too.""It's overpriced and should be cheaper.""The pricing of these devices can be better.""Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000."

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"On pricing, ExtremeSwitches are going to beat most of the major competition."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hello Mesfin It depends on the real scenario, the cisco 2960 is a very good device and they usually have routing functions but there are many different models within the same 2960 line, and on the… more »
Top Answer: We find the product very easy to configure.
Top Answer: The solution is expensive. There are other cheaper switches on the market. However, they may not necessarily be as stable as this option. When you buy the Cisco, the price already includes a software… more »
Top Answer: The solution has inspection firewalls that can do a deep packet inspection on a port basis.
Top Answer: The pricing of the product has been reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
Top Answer: All the solutions in this market are lacking cyber asset attack, surface management. It's not just Extreme, but Cisco, Juniper and Arista as well. The new multi-access age is upon us. In other words… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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Overview
Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.
ExtremeSwitching is the family of products comprising different switch types: Modular (X8 and 8000 series [formerly BlackDiamond] and S and K series switches); Stackable (X-series and A, B, C, and 7100 series switches); Standalone (SSA, X430, and D, 200, 800, and ISW series); and Mobile Backhaul (E4G). ExtremeSwitching work from Edge Switching that ensures the performance and reliable operation of end-user devices and applications including port density, bandwidth, and network services to Aggregation / Core Switches is designed for the demanding needs of aggregation, top-of-rack and campus core environments, these switches deliver 10Gb, 40Gb and even 100Gb bandwidth with maximum throughput and reliability.
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Sample Customers
Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
University12%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company18%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Construction Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise40%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise45%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. ExtremeSwitching and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,136 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 86 reviews while ExtremeSwitching is ranked 7th in LAN Switching with 3 reviews. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.6, while ExtremeSwitching is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeSwitching writes "The unique ring topology protocol and pricing makes this a unique solution worthy of consideration". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Extreme VDX, whereas ExtremeSwitching is most compared with Extreme VDX and Cisco Nexus. See our Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. ExtremeSwitching report.

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