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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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"What I like most about this solution is that it is secure.""The most valuable feature is that the CLI is the same on all of the Juniper devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.""The ease of management through the command line interface is very good.""Juniper is the best when it comes to the core layer.""The scalability is excellent. It's one of the aspects of the solution that is quite good.""The GUI interface distinguishes it from other vendors and makes it easy to operate.""It has features that allow us to go back to previous configurations.""This is a lower cost product with better features than the competition."

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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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"It was very difficult to get technical support, here in Egypt. There is no local support available.""The protocols can be tunneled, but on a global basis, not on an interface, and this is a feature that should be added.""It would be nice to have a more available list of modules that you can get for this solution.""The stability of this solution should be improved.""We are undergoing a migration to software-defined networking. Different vendors have to integrate with each other and we are not seeing this type of capability within Juniper. We are getting left behind in this technology trend by staying with this solution. Juniper is also losing a bit of market share because of this.""In the next release of this solution, I would like to see better integration with software-defined networking.""The initial setup of switches is not that simple.""The operating system, Junos OS, often has bugs which forces rollbacks or additional upgrades to resolve."

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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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"We purchased the box for a one-time charge, and we are paying a yearly support fee of several hundred Euros.""The maintenance cost is approximately €2,000 ($2,200 USD) per year, including support, for our entire fleet.""This solution is cheaper than Cisco or HP switches.""The Juniper switches are less expensive than competing brands.""You don't need to license every switch. We only chose to cover support on core/key equipment and keep a cold spare available when needed.""Juniper costs less than the competition. As a comparison, Cisco is 33% more.""The pricing for the support is very high.""It's was $100,000 per year."

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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: This is a lower cost product with better features than the competition.
Top Answer: The exact licensing is not something I know about, but I do know that Juniper is a less expensive solution when compared to the competition.
Top Answer: To make the product better, I think that the company needs to do more testing before releasing versions of the operating system. In many versions, there are bugs in the Junos OS. For example, with… more »
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Overview
Cisco Ethernet Switches scale to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are Secure, Reliable and Seamless.

Juniper Ethernet Switches are made up of the EX Series product line. These EX Series Ethernet Switches provide branch, campus and data center networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions. The end result is secure, fast and efficient application and data delivery.

Today's enterprise networks increasingly demand mobile access, optimal availability, virtualization, and unified communications. The Juniper Ethernet Switches EX Series caters for all of these requirements, ensuring business continuity, network flexibility and maximum productivity.

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Comms Service Provider13%
University13%
Wholesaler/Distributor13%
Computer Software Company9%
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company15%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
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Comms Service Provider57%
Educational Organization7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company19%
Government6%
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Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise32%
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Cisco Ethernet Switches is ranked 1st in Ethernet Switches with 37 reviews while Juniper Ethernet Switches is ranked 4th in Ethernet Switches with 16 reviews. Cisco Ethernet Switches is rated 8.6, while Juniper Ethernet Switches is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Ethernet Switches writes "A versatile solution with stacking capability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Juniper Ethernet Switches writes "Flexible admin features and has good firewall filters". Cisco Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Fortinet FortiSwitch - Secure Access, Brocade Ethernet Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and HPE Ethernet Switches, whereas Juniper Ethernet Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Arista Networks Platform, HPE Ethernet Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and Mellanox Switches. See our Cisco Ethernet Switches vs. Juniper Ethernet Switches report.

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