2019-10-16T06:52:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Ubiquiti UniFi Switches?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Unifi switches are great for a cloud managed, low cost switch solution in non=profit and small/mid businesses. Just make sure you have some cold spares for each model switch you have as they can sometimes be hard to replace quickly if you have a failure. I find them very reliable but if you have a power spike or something that damages them they have been out of stock everywhere in the past.

2021-03-09T22:16:42Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just customers. We like using the solution. We didn't want to change horses in midstream, even though a lot of people have attempted to convince us to do so. We try to use the latest version of the solution. We update the firmware on a regular basis and so most of the time, it's maybe one version behind at the most. We're going to basically start some life cycle management too. We're using the solution on-premise with a cloud key. I would advise other users to take training before transitioning from the physical. You can get pretty lost in the process. Take any training you can on the system so that you understand it before you begin. I had a friend who was Cisco certified. He taught IT and he wasn't aware of Ubiquiti and I showed it to him and he said, ''Wow, this is easy.'' It is also very powerful, they didn't skim. The only thing that I have concerns about and everyone does is cybersecurity. Especially since the pandemic hit, there's a lot of activity on the web and there's a lot of malicious stuff going on, and people are looking for the antidote. For me, the biggest lesson I took from working with this solution has to do with understanding the product and planning. Don't go in cold and try and, you know, find the fit for a job. If it's an emergency that's one thing, however, the better you plan, the better result you're going to have. On a scale from one to ten, it's a high 8. I don't really see any major glaring issues other than the support. They do make made a hardened version of the product for harsh environments. It's been all-around a pretty positive experience.

2020-11-04T06:38:36Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I've done point to point setups, internet setups, and I've worked with Ubiquiti edge routers and edge switches including UniFi routers, UniFi switches and WAPs. I've worked with all aspects of Ubiquiti. They're a great product and they work well, it's just difficult to get hold of switches now with the chip shortage, but if you're going to be doing projects with a lot of clients who will use Ubiquiti switches, my recommendation is to buy a couple of extra switches and have them in stock. I rate this product a nine out of 10.

2021-06-14T21:04:39Z
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Top 10Real User

As I said, I have yet to receive any feedback on the use of or potential problems with the solution. I still have people working from home, so the solution provides the sole means of access. As such, I would rate Ubiquiti UniFi Switches as a five out of ten.

2021-05-23T17:43:51Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a customer and end-user. We don't have a business relationship with Ubiquiti. I'm using the latest version of the solution at this time. I cannot speak to the exact version number. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten overall. I would definitely recommend the product to other users and companies.

2021-04-29T12:56:41Z
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Top 10Real User

At UniFi, the library is free, at least for now and I like that.

2021-03-25T15:48:59Z
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Top 5Consultant

I would give Ubiquiti UniFi Switches a rate of Nine on a scale of ten. I just really do like them. Having programmable voltages is fabulous on the ports. Nobody's got programmable voltages on the ports. Ubiquiti have to be because of the gear, but it makes it really slick. That's one place where the GUI is kind of cool, is that you can toggle a port on and off. You can toggle a group of ports off. You can say, "Hey, kill my cameras." It toggles all my cameras for me and bring them back online.

2021-02-24T05:01:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a product that I would recommend for small companies. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-12-28T14:12:14Z
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Top 20Real User

My advice for anybody who is looking into implementing this product is to go ahead and buy it. This is a good switch; the functionality is there and the design is nice too. I think that it's a good buy. So far, this product has had what we've needed. Even though I'm an engineer, I have not done a deep dive into this switch. As such, I haven't paid so much attention to it or the initial setup, so I'm not sure that if I am missing anything or not. Other than the configuration problems, I haven't had any issues. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-25T11:48:42Z
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Top 20Reseller

Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are suitable for small companies. I don't know any company that uses these at the enterprise level. If Ubiquiti wants to brand it as a big enterprise solution, it needs to advertise and promote these switches accordingly. I would rate Ubiquiti UniFi Switches an eight out of ten.

2020-10-07T07:04:33Z
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Real User

I would rate this solution a five out of ten.

2020-07-05T09:38:03Z
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Consultant

I am exploring the possibility of using our Ubiquiti switch as an external gateway but I'm not sure whether I want a gateway in the cloud, or what kind of gateway exactly, so this is something to be decided later. My advice to anybody who is considering this solution is that you really need to look at the risk profile. Also, I don't think that it is necessarily scalable because I think that I'm on the edge of the limit of what we can use it for. However, there may be something else coming that will assist with this. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-05-13T09:16:35Z
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Real User

I would recommend it. It's a good solution. You might need something more reliable. For a small company, it is great. I would rate it a seven out of ten. Stability needs improvement.

2020-04-19T07:40:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are focused on open software and manufacturer-independent solutions, so Ubiquiti fits our strategy well because they operate on the Linux operating system. We have had no problems where this product did not do what it was supposed to do, either from the hardware side or the software side. This is a solution that I recommend for normal operations. The suitability of these switches depends on what you want to do, what your tasks are, and what the application is. Ubiquiti is not always the manufacturer of choice. If you need really high-speed networks or have special requirements then it is important to test things out in the lab beforehand. I have a lot of experience with different switches that are on the market and my favorite are those by Ubiquiti. They are affordable, they do what they should do, they are open, and you don't have to pay extra for support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-02-05T08:05:08Z
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Real User

Something people need to look out for is the cost of cloud management. For us, that's been handled externally at the moment, so we're not actually paying for that directly. It's something people should consider with Ubiquiti. I would rate this product an eight out of 10.

2019-12-05T11:14:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would recommend implementing this solution because it's quite easy. The brand seems to be a bit unknown in the Romanian market because there is not so much advertising for it. Other brands like Cisco or Hubbard are often more common and suggested by local vendors. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2019-11-28T11:33:00Z
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Top 20Real User

I will rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2019-11-13T05:29:00Z
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Real User

This is a solution that I recommend. It's simple to use, and the installation and configuration are pretty straightforward. Anyone who has a little bit of experience with switches and firewalls could use it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2019-10-28T06:33:00Z
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Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. We're system integrators. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2019-10-16T06:52:00Z
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