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"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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"This is a sophisticated product with easy configuration that can save time and effort.""This is an OK solution for small to medium-sized businesses with no IT staff.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the interface because it is very simple and easy to learn, even for somebody who hasn't seen it before.""The interface is great. It's easy to understand for the customer.""The management is cloud-based so you do not have to be on-premises to work with it.""The initial setup is straightforward. You only need two people for deployment and maintenance.""The solution has been very stable so far.""The product provides a single-pane-of-glass in for management of wireless, security, and switching from multiple devices."

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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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"The pricing needs to be more competitive with other products on the market.""This product depends on a cloud connection in order to function. If you have an unstable internet connection or other connectivity issues the product will not function as expected.""This solution is too simple for some cases, and there should be more configuration options.""Sometimes there's a problem with the pricing model they use. They should work to fix this.""There is not much training available for this solution.""The solution could be simplified a bit.""It could be easier to use and easier to implement.""Communication of compliance risk is awkward at best and threatening at worst. It needs to be addressed."

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"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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"This product is more than the competition, but you get what you pay for.""With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis.""This is not a cheap solution.""The DNA subscription is a three-year minimum term.""The pricing is high and it is where we get the most pushback from customers.""We paid for our switches outright, at a cost of between $15,000 USD and $18,000 USD.""Its price is definitely competitive.""Meraki is a little bit expensive, but when you compare the pricing with others, Meraki is a good option."

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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: Easily installable, with good scalability, stability and technical support.
Top Answer: I choose to rate the product a nine out of ten because of the cost. Remember, you and I are not paying for the equipment. Someone is paying for it. Someone has to be willing to pay the premium for… more »
Top Answer: Performance is an area in need of improvement. Other systems, such as Juniper switches, perform better for the same or less money. For consistency and ease of use, Cisco is definitely better, but… more »
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Linksys Ethernet Switches
MS220, MS320, MS420
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Overview
Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home network.
The Cisco Meraki MS brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments. Cisco Meraki access switching is available in both Layer 2 and powerful Layer 3 models. Mission-critical features like deep, Layer 7 application visibility, network topology, virtual stacking, QoS for business critical applications, 802.1X access control, and more are present in all models.
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Top Industries
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Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Training & Coaching Company7%
Computer Software Company7%
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Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company16%
Media Company5%
Educational Organization5%
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Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm7%
Integrator7%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company18%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise13%
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Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 9th in Ethernet Switches with 27 reviews while Meraki MS Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 38 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8, while Meraki MS Switches is rated 8.4. 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 Meraki MS Switches writes "Pushing out policies from a single location is an easy way of leveraging utilities and resources ". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Huawei Ethernet Switches, whereas Meraki MS Switches is most compared with Aruba Switches, Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, NETGEAR Switches, HPE Ethernet Switches and ExtremeWireless. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Meraki MS Switches report.

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