NETGEAR Switches Alternatives and Competitors

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PieterGrootendorst
Consultant
Technical Consultant at GMA
Oct 20 2019

What needs improvement?

Personally, I don't like the product because I don't like the idea of losing all functionality if your license for the cloud is not current and paid or if the cloud cannot be accessed. I wouldn't recommend these switches for most organizations because the cloud-based deployment is restrictive and… more»

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

With the solution that we currently have, I think it costs about 1,200 pounds a year. They bill on a yearly basis. There are no licensing costs in addition to the standard yearly licensing fees, but of course, you have to buy the kit. It is the nature of this type of product to require that type of… more»

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

We are currently using Meraki at some sites but we are also using NETGEAR. NETGEAR is our preferred switch kit. We normally would prefer not to use Meraki at all. We were forced to use it because a customer we took over already had the Meraki switches.

What other advice do I have?

It is very important that people considering this solution have or can implement a very reliable internet connection. The product needs this to access the cloud. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product as a six. It is just too limited to be… more»
Antonio EugenioBurriel
Real User
CIO 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»
Ender Kefoglu
Real User
Partner / Owner at bimel
Oct 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the complete functionality, but the most important thing is support.

What needs improvement?

Pricing could be lower. It is difficult to look for additional features to be added because there a lot of different switches, different models, and usually each model is designed according to the number of ports. It's a satisfactory unit within the usage area for that model.

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

I initially started with Cisco, only afterward, I started using a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

Cisco knows what they are doing and their support is great. I would highly recommend this solution. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
HPE ProCurve Logo
Review of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Real User
Owner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Dec 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is fast and inexpensive. ProCurve is easy to manage.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't have web-based management, which is why we've moved to a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

We used the on-premises deployment model. We're resellers of the solution. Currently, I use a different solution that offers web-based management so I can gain access from anywhere and don't have to be on-site to manage the solution; I've switched from HPE earlier this year. I'd recommend the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did evaluate other options, including NETGEAR, before choosing the solution.
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