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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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"The best feature of this solution is the lifetime warranty.""The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.""The most valuable feature is the IRF.""The technical support for this solution has improved from what it was.""he stability is very good on this solution. There have been no bugs, glitches or crashes.""The initial setup of this solution is easy.""The graphical userface is very good and quite easy to run with.""The solution is easy to set up and easy to use, unlike, for example, Cisco, which is more complex."

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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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"This solution needs to support software-defined networking.""It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.""In the next release, I would like to see them include more features like the Aruba solution, to have more possibilities concerning the software design.""We have had some rare occasions with glitches, so the stability can be improved.""A lower price would be an improvement because we always want to reduce our costs.""The VLAN tagging could be improved,""The quality of the service needs improvement.""When we have a lot of clients on the system, we lose signal and have to restart our antenna."

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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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"There are free software updates and there is a lifetime warranty for a few of the switch series.""Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.""This is not an expensive solution.""This is an expensive product.""There are no licensing costs for this solution."

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Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.

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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 26 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Brocade Ethernet Switches and D-Link Ethernet Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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