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Cisco Reviews

Neil McFadyen
User
Supervisor of Computer Operations at a university
May 31 2018

What is most valuable?

* Most of same old ASA 5520 config could be used for the new 5516-X model. The ASDM interface is improved and can also be configured to the Firepower settings. * I am used to the ASA… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It works better through specs than our old ASA 5520. It seems to perform the same functionality unless you buy the additional threat protection licenses, so this is a disappointment… more»

What needs improvement?

* It is confusing to have two management interfaces, e.g., ASDM and Firepower Management Center. It would be nice to have a Windows program instead of a virtual appliance for the… more»

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

ASA pricing seems high compared to other firewalls, such as the Sophos XG models. The licensing features are getting more complicated. These should be simplified.
Al Faruq Ibna Nazim
Real User
Head of Technology at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 19 2018

What is most valuable?

In my country, Catalysts are used mostly for simple distribution, not more than that. There were some other areas we've… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we started working with a regular Catalyst, the 2060, we mostly had a VLAN-based network. But in 2015, I worked with… more»

What needs improvement?

Recently I have had a little hiccup working with Catalyst switches. They used a few power integration features but I'm not… more»

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

If you consider Cisco's price with the Dell, you will definitely lose with Cisco. But Cisco has a major area of equipment… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have been using different switches side-by-side. There have been certain issues. There was one implementation where… more»

What other advice do I have?

If you are considering going for a Dell or Cisco or Huawei, even certain other products out there, Dell has really good… more»
Akshay Balaganur
Consultant
Founder and Lead Network Consultant at Airowire Networks
Aug 20 2018

What is most valuable?

A good feature of Cisco Catalyst is that it records crash log files which can be used to literally identify the cause of a crash because they have a lot of information. And Cisco… more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, Catalyst is completely proprietary with Cisco. They should have programmability options, through open-source controllers. Also, some features, are very complex to… more»

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

Generally, Cisco Catalyst would be relatively expensive compared to the competition, it would be on the expensive side. But I am not involved in the commercial part.

What other advice do I have?

I would give this solution an eight out of 10. To get to a 10, it should become more open-source friendly, more customizable, easy to configure, and less complex in terms of the… more»

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Feb 14 2019
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