"The PoE capability of Catalyst Switches is great for using WAPs and other PoE equipment, such as security cameras."
"I like everything about Cisco Catalyst Switches. It's both stable and scalable."
"One main feature with Cisco is you know you are going to get a very good switching infrastructure that is secure."
"These are a proven technology and I haven't had any problem with them."
"The warranty and continued firmware support are most valuable."
"Technical support is always very helpful and fast to respond."
"I have found this solution to be extremely stable."
"The configuration is easy."
"NSX's stand-out function is the distributed firewall. The firewall system is just top-notch, and I haven't seen another solution like it."
"Overall, I would say the solution has been quite stable."
"The installation is straightforward, it took a couple of hours."
"From a security standpoint, the customer was able to better secure critical workloads while routing L2/L3 worked normally, giving them more confidence that they would be ready for any potential security incident mitigation or outage (DR)."
"The solution is easy to use and is good for management control."
"Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well."
"I have found the system to be very intuitive, functional, and they have great technology."
"The most valuable features are security and dynamic routing."
"The switches could be improved."
"The solution offers a bit of complexity and you need a specialized workforce."
"In terms of what could be improved, more integration is the main thing they should be focused on."
"The solution could improve by having a video IP feature."
"We would like the solution to be more stable."
"Their price should be improved. They are a little bit expensive."
"Their price should be cheaper. We lose a lot of work because of the price that they have."
"The biggest issue we are having is with bugs and memory loss, which occurs when developing the IOS."
"We have been satisfied with the technical support. They were able to solve our problems. However, they could be faster."
"The technical support could use some improvement."
"NSX could better integrate with open-source products. Of course, it integrates with some, but I know many people are uncomfortable deploying NSX with certain open-source solutions, such as Radar."
"They have to work more and more on the integration for public cloud services and have cyber security platform integration."
"I would like to see automation capabilities in the deployment process."
"Some configuration maximums are limiting to the user, especially when it comes to the deployment of very, very large environments."
"Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses."
"Traffic flow introspection topology visibility is definitely needed because at the moment, NSX-T lacks in this area."
Cisco Catalyst Switches is ranked 2nd in LAN Switching with 99 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 1st in Network Virtualization with 25 reviews. Cisco Catalyst Switches is rated 8.4, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. 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 VMware NSX writes "A flexible option for managing security, but setup is complex and documentation is lacking". Cisco Catalyst Switches is most compared with HPE ProCurve, Arista Networks Platform, Cisco Nexus, Dell PowerConnect Switches and Cisco FabricPath, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow, Guardicore Centra and Cisco SD-WAN. See our Cisco Catalyst Switches vs. VMware NSX report.
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