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Pros
"This solution is stable it runs without any interruptions.""The stability of the program is excellent.""The most important feature related to this solution is that most of the time, it covers all of what we need for our projects.""it's a stable solution. We have not experienced any bugs or issues. Many data centers and enterprise data centers prefer Cisco to any other product because they are very stable.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the support.""The most valuable feature of Cisco routers is that they are robust.""The pricing of the solution is very good. It works well within our network.""The most valuable feature is the dynamic routing."

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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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Cons
"Scalability-wise, this solution is not designed for small businesses.""In the next release I would really love to see a list option.""In the future, I would like to see more focus on software-defined networking solutions.""The drawbacks come from support. The tools are rare, but to find someone knowledgeable with Cisco, is a problem.""The pricing for this solution needs to be improved.""Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI.""If possible, we'd like to see support in our country, but it will be difficult as we are located in Iran.""The installation could be simplified."

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's an affordable price for small companies using on-premises networks where cloud services are too expensive for them.""If you look at the product portfolio from Cisco, it's quite expensive.""The price of this solution is high, but it depends on the number of units that you want to order.""I think that pricing should be more competitive. While the Cisco product is good, the pricing is not competitive. People will end up going with other cheaper solutions such as Arista.""Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price.""The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable.""The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category.""Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper."

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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.""The pricing is very good.""The price is fair.""They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.
Top Answer: There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with… more »
Top Answer: Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.
Top Answer: They are affordable and very stable. They also have good performance.
Top Answer: They are affordable and less expensive than Cisco. Their price was the decider at the time.
Top Answer: VLAN can be improved, but I have to check that with the company expert. I have different switch models, but they don't have all the same interface. I don't know whether lower-level switches don't have… more »
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Media Company7%
Construction Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company16%
Media Company5%
Educational Organization5%
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Manufacturing Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
University8%
Healthcare Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company13%
Government6%
Media Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
510,882 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while HPE Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 22 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8, while HPE Ethernet Switches is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Easy-to-use, with great product support, this versatile, mature product is a multi-faceted solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HPE Ethernet Switches writes "Good management system, good support, and guaranteed for life". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches and MikroTik Routers and Switches, whereas HPE Ethernet Switches is most compared with Cisco Ethernet Switches, Juniper Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Meraki MS Switches and H3C Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. HPE Ethernet Switches report.

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