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Pros
"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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"These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.""Its integration is the most valuable."

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Cons
"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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"I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.""It should be more stable, and it should have good integration with the cloud. It should support configuration, supervision, and control through the cloud."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: These switches are very easy to install because there is no configuration.
Top Answer: The D-Link Switches are cheaper than Cisco.
Top Answer: D-Link switches are not as robust as Cisco. I would like an option to create different networks within the switch.
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Overview
Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless. Typically managed using a browser-based Graphical User Interface (GUI), D-Link Ethernet Switches are attractively priced and support an essential set of Layer 2/2+ switching functions including VLAN, Link Aggregation, QoS, Bandwidth Limiting, Access Control Lists, and more.
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Linz AGGeorge Mason University, Somerville House, Hiperwall, New Brunswick School District 16, The Fulcrum Group, Bremond Independent School District, University of Texas Health Science Center, Grand Canyon Skywalk, SUN Area Career & Technology Center, Abington Senior High School
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company17%
Government7%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
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Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business46%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise29%
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Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 26 reviews while D-Link Ethernet Switches is ranked 14th in Ethernet Switches with 2 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while D-Link Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of D-Link Ethernet Switches writes "A cost-effective switch that is easy to set up and has room for growth". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Brocade Ethernet Switches and Mellanox Switches, whereas D-Link Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Aruba Switches.

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