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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 velocity of the process is the most valuable feature.""They have the ability, since they have a very big R&D team, to create an upgrade for any feature or patch very easily.""The HTTP features for security are very good. We use all of the regular features.""Huawei Ethernet switches are easy to use and can be managed using either the GUI or via the command-line.""The most valuable feature is the audit systems. I also like that it can synchronize on the alternate configuration of products together at the same time.""Pricing-wise, Huawei is quite good.""The technical documentation available is very good. The technical support for the customer is also good - I would give it 8 out of 10.""When you buy a switch from Huawei, the switches come along with a lot of features that you do not need to pay extra money for."

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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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"Integration could be improved. The price could also be lower.""The interoperability of the devices, in general, on the Huawei switches is not good and is known to be not good. Maybe they can improve this a bit.""The GUI could be improved. It could be much more adaptable.""One of the problems with Huawei is that when you receive a product quote from one of the vendors, you cannot get prices from the other ones because they register your request with Huawei.""In the next release, I would like to see an increase in the performance of DDoS protection systems against all kinds of attack packets.""There needs to be more documentation. If they opened up a bit and shared more information and maybe allowed for YouTube videos about their products and how to work them, it would benefit the users quite a bit.""The availability and the speed of the firmware updates are the only things wrong with Huawei. There are some vulnerabilities on the hardware.""The technical support is a bit difficult to work with if you don't speak Mandarin."

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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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"We have a one-year license. There are no additional costs besides the licensing fee.""The exact pricing varies based on how many units you purchase.""Huawei comes with a lot of features out of the box that you have to pay extra for with other products. They do charge extra in the licensing for certain additional features.""The price of Huawei ethernet switches is cheap.""The product is competitively priced in its market.""It's a reasonable price, cheaper than some other vendors.""The price is one of the only issues I have regarding this solution."

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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: In terms of the most valuable features, LAN switching is more comfortable and valuable in the network. It is easy to configure and easy to deploy. It is helpful for the installation and it is easy to… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is cheaper than other vendors, which is a plus.
Top Answer: I had issues with patching the IOS. But right now I think Huawei has improved very much in the advanced technology and is more stable now. I think patch and bug fixes should be announced on a… more »
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Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless. Huawei SOHO & SMB Switches, an Energy-saving Ethernet access switches with service features that are easy to install and maintain. It has a S1700 Series Enterprise Switches that caters from small- to medium-sized businesses and Internet cafes.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 37 reviews while Huawei Ethernet Switches is ranked 10th in Ethernet Switches with 14 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Huawei Ethernet Switches is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Huawei Ethernet Switches writes "Has valuable spanning tree protocol and routing features but they should improve the knowledge base library". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Juniper Ethernet Switches, Brocade Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas Huawei Ethernet Switches is most compared with H3C Ethernet Switches, Aruba Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches, Arista Networks Platform and Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Huawei Ethernet Switches report.

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