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"The solution is stable.""The operating system is great.""Cisco Catalyst Switches are very stable.""Cisco provides very good support services.""The solution works well with analytics.""These switches are very stable. We haven't had any problems. We also have some old switches that are working for almost ten years.""The most valuable feature of this solution is communication.""These are a proven technology and I haven't had any problem with them."

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"For a customer, it is easy to configure and to add ports through the LAN the GUI."

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"The product is expensive.""The initial setup can be easier in cases where the policy and ruleset are complex.""All other modules have comparatively many more functions or power than regular Catalyst switches.""Its price should be improved. It is very pricey.""Cisco should support all of the features that are included with the suite.""The licensing process should be back to how it was before. Now, you have to register online, and it makes staging a bit trickier.""The switches could be improved.""Their centralized management could be better. There should be some kind of software for centralized management so that I don't need somebody else to manage it."

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"Customers do not prefer this to connect to multiple cities."

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  • "The price of Cisco equipment is very expensive and you have to pay extra for support."
  • "The cost of a license before COVID and before the lockdown was approximately three lakh 70,000 in Indian Rupees. After this COVID situation, the cost has gone down to two lakh 46,000 rupees."
  • "Licensing is on a yearly basis. We usually spend up to $20,000."
  • "The solution is probably the most expensive, but users who want the best need to pay the premium."
  • "Cisco products are not that cheap."
  • "Cisco switches are expensive. Their price range is based not only on what the product does but also the name in the industry. They are good at what they do. If you need a better product, there are other lineups available."
  • "I don't see any price issue with Cisco. Whenever you buy a quality product, you always have a mindset of paying the premium amount. For any good product, you pay a premium amount, but that also means you are going to recover that premium over a period of time in terms of performance."
  • "These switches are expensive."
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    Cisco Catalyst, Catalyst
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    Web-based CRM that manages events, sales, marketing campaigns & contacts, offers customer history, case management, email integration.
    Dell-Force10 Managed Campus LAN Switches bring users efficient connections to the network with highly functional access and aggregation switching. Products consist of: Dell EMC Networking N1100 Series, Dell Networking N1500 Switches, Dell Networking N2000 Series, Dell Networking N3000 Series and Dell Networking N4000 Series.
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    Sample Customers
    Afni, Anilana Hotels and Resorts, Baylor Scott & White Health, Beachbody, Bellevue, Del Papa Distributing, Explorer Pipeline, Mindtree, Omaha World Herald, Radio 538, Sony Corporation, Telecom Italia, Telenor Arena
    Norwich University of the Arts, Shelby American, City and Islington College
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Comms Service Provider33%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Educational Organization6%
    Company Size
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 99 reviews while Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches is ranked 10th in LAN Switching with 1 review. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.4, while Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Catalyst Switches writes "This gives us control of our throughput traffic but it comes with mandatory options that increase cost". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches writes "Easy to add ports, scale and setup, with good technical support". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Arista Campus LAN Switches, whereas Dell-Force10 Campus LAN Switches is most compared with Dell PowerConnect Switches, Cisco Nexus and Arista Campus LAN Switches.

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