D-Link Ethernet Switches Competitors and Alternatives

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ShehabAhmed
Real User
User at Infosysta
Oct 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part of this solution for us VLAN (Virtual Local Area Network), MAC authentication and security.

How has it helped my organization?

This product provides us with stable security and configurable VLAN management.

What needs improvement?

For Cisco, the interface between fiscal small business switches and the Cisco Catalyst or Enterprise switch is a little bit different. So, I needed to take some time to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is certainly not the least expensive product for switching, but I think it is the best and if you have the budget it is worth it.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

As I moved around between three or four companies to get better jobs and positions, all of them were using Cisco. In some places, we were using HP ProCurve switches… more»

What other advice do I have?

Cisco is the better solution if someone is considering it and they are willing to pay for it. The product is expensive to buy. In my current position, the budget is not a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated other options by my previous experience, so, in a way, we did evaluate other choices, but I had already made up my mind because of what I knew.
Antonio EugenioBurriel
Real User
User at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

We use classical features such as trunking and VLAN. We don't really use the fancy stuff like SNMP. The HPE Ethernet switches have very low latency.

What needs improvement?

The interface is old in appearance and needs to be modernized. I would like to see better URL filters and security. It would be helpful to have training available for this solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had a NETGEAR solution and it was not stable. I did not like the interface because it was very slow. It was a pain to work with and maintain the configuration. It also had very high latency. After switching to HPE we have had no problem… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product and also a support contract. I don't think that I would pay this price without getting the support. We are happy with this solution but it is really an old model. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have also been working with Cisco solutions, which are really great but there is a problem with integration. If everything is Cisco then it is very smooth, but if you mix vendors then it's a problem. This is the reason we did not choose… more»
Real User
User at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 24 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of Cisco routers is that they are robust. One of our customers has a switch that has been running for more than ten years without any issues.

What needs improvement?

Having the option for a web-based interface would be an improvement over being forced to use the CLI. This is especially true for the high-end switches.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Cisco switches are a little expensive when it comes to the price. We are starting to phase out of the sale of these because of the higher price. Cisco licenses are renewed every year.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used switches by Cisco, D-Link, and Dell. The D-Link switches are not as robust and sometimes lose their configuration. The Dell switches are similar but cheaper than Cisco. Overall, Cisco is the best switch.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anyone who is considering this type of solution is to first consider the budget. Dell switches are cheaper and they do almost the same thing as Cisco. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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