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Pros
"The installation is easy.""Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches are pretty good overall.""The solution is very flexible.""The most valuable features are virtualization and micro-segmentation.""What matters most to me is the security of the product, and Cisco does a pretty good job.""The scalability is great.""The most valuable feature is stability.""The most valuable feature is that we can configure the security to suit our needs."

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"The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects.""Overall the solution functions very well.""It's been working fine, it's been stable, and there are no interruptions.""The most valuable feature for us is the VPN.""It is great size-wise and the user interface is easy to use. You don't need to be a pro to use this solution.""The integration with the controller is one of the most valuable features of these switches. They are also very stable. For example, we have some equipment that we haven't touched for four years that is still reliable.""Good price point and very simple to use.""The user interface makes it simple to configure and manage."

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Cons
"You do need a bit of knowledge about the solution. There's a small learning curve involved when implementing the product.""The user interface needs a lot of improvement.""The licensing could be simplified.""The simplicity of management could be improved so the object-based switch management is possible.""Technical documents and other configuration-related information should be more freely available online.""It would be ideal if they could do more configurations and offer more flexibility. Right now, it's not flexible at all.""We are expecting one software that can run across all of Cisco hardware, software, and Cisco Switch router, similar to what Juniper has.""It should be cheaper. We need a better price from Cisco. Its initial setup and support should also be improved."

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"They can improve the visibility of networks to match Meraki switches, which have good visibility tools to go through the network. In a Meraki device, you get a clear picture when using the bug interface. You can also see its neighbors and have a clear picture of all connected devices. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches do not have such features that Meraki switches provide.""I would recommend changing the solution to a recognized one, such as Check Point or Fortinet.""I'd like there to be better reporting for the solution.""I had some initial problems with the configuration that necessitated contacting technical support.""In terms of improvement, sometimes we have bugs.""The management of this product needs to be improved.""The stability and installation could be improved.""Most configuration can be done on the GUI but sometimes you have to go under the hood and tweak on the CLI."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of Linksys products is pretty reasonable."
  • "The licensing cost is not bad and is actually very competitive within the product category."
  • "Pricing should be more competitive. There are other switches that are cheaper."
  • "Considering the problems that we have, Linksys is overpriced."
  • "It is costly. Because of its pricing, customers are not ready to buy Cisco solutions, and they are going for other brands."
  • "They are cheaper than Cisco Catalyst Switches."
  • "It is cheap."
  • "There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with certain extra costs. Sometimes the budgets do not fit all these types of upgrades that become expensive."
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  • "Ubiquiti switches are quite affordable and you don't have to pay extra for support."
  • "I feel that the price of this solution is definitely reasonable compared to all of the others."
  • "The price is very low and a good approach for a smaller company, with 10 to 15 people."
  • "The price of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is really good. We have deployed a few Ubiquiti UniFi Switches in New Zealand, and they are a value for money. They are cheaper and stable, but if you have the budget, I would recommend Meraki switches."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "The price of this product is cheap."
  • "The price of the solution is fair compared to others. However, it is expensive."
  • "The price is good, and it doesn't require additional licenses."
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    Questions from the Community
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    I have found the solution has great standards and compatibility across all vendors.
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    There can be limited features for the solution based on the pricing of the package you choose. You will need to pay more to get more performance. However, the router can perform even better with… more »
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    Its scalability can be better. It is not suitable for enterprises. It is for small and medium businesses. It also needs system improvements. It needs new technology to improve the system.
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    Ubiquiti Unifi offers a great set of features. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and also doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to… more »
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    Ubiquiti Unifi is a great solution. For starters, it is easy to configure and implement, and doesn’t require a learning curve because it is easy to use. It is also simple to reconfigure an AP or… more »
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    The performance is good. They also have good prices.
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    Also Known As
    Linksys Ethernet Switches
    UniFi Switches
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    Overview
    Linksys Ethernet Switches bring greater reliability and coverage to your home network.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are managed Gigabit switches (Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports) designed to meet all your network needs while delivering excellent performance. The switches’ excellent network performance is combined with fiber connectivity that includes two SFP ports and the ability to process traffic without putting packet loss at risk.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Are:

    • Easy to deploy
    • Simple to use
    • Affordable
    • Reliable and stable

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Support These Three Output Modes:

    • PoE: Uses IEEE 802.3af standard to deliver up to 15.4W.
    • PoE+: Uses IEEE 802.3at standard to deliver up to 30W.
    • PoE++: Uses IEEE 802.3bt standard to deliver up to 60W.

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Support These Three Input Modes:

    • US-8 (PoE, PoE+)
    • USW-Flex (PoE, PoE+, PoE++)
    • USW-Flex Mini (PoE, PoE+)

    Ubiquiti UniFi Switches Features:

    • Scalability
    • Stability
    • Reliable hardware
    • Alarm alerting system
    • Dual-band
    • PoE+ flexibility
    • Fiber connectivity
    • User-friendly GUI
    • Mesh networking
    • Secure management
    • High speed
    • Excellent dashboards
    • Reporting and detailed analytics
    • Multi-site management
    • Deep packet inspection

    Benefits of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches:

    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are silent because they are designed without a fan.
    • They help simplify your network infrastructure and cabling.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches offer 24 to 48 port switch versions to work with.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches provide redundant power if the internal power supply fails.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches include the forwarding capacity to simultaneously process traffic on all ports at line rate without any packet loss.
    • Ubiquiti UniFi Switches are rated as affordable when compared with competitors.
    • Available with 24 or 48 RJ45 Gigabit ports
    • Configuration with Ubiquiti UniFi is easy; It's simple to configure or reconfigure an AP or gateway quickly.
    • By having a mobile app, Unifi makes it easy to check on sites and to configure APs individually if necessary.
    • With Ubiquiti UniFi Switches, you can operate your IP cameras and phones through a single network cable.


    Reviews from Real Users

    A PeerSpot user who is a Director of Technical Operations/CTO at a consultancy says "The ability to deploy quickly and then having one central location for all the settings are its most valuable aspects."

    "The integration with the controller is one of the most valuable features of these switches. They are also very stable. For example, we have some equipment that we haven't touched for four years that is still reliable," says Doru I., Senior solutions architect at Aplix Technologies

    Murali S., Management Consultant at a consultancy, explains that “For the world where you have to balance traffic and traffic loads and bandwidth, their GUI makes it really easy because the switches, though they are enterprise grade level two or level three switches, the GUI is designed so that it's easy to set up VLANs where you need to control your traffic so that your phones don't break up and get choppy because of other people loading the network down too heavily."

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    Top Industries
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    Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Manufacturing Company40%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Individual & Family Service10%
    Computer Software Company10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider38%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise30%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business74%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is ranked 8th in Ethernet Switches with 25 reviews while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is ranked 6th in Ethernet Switches with 15 reviews. Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is rated 7.8, while Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches writes "Easy-to-use, with great product support, this versatile, mature product is a multi-faceted solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ubiquiti UniFi Switches writes "Deploys quickly, offers good stability, and has great feature sets". Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, Aruba Switches, D-Link Ethernet Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches and Cisco Ethernet Switches, whereas Ubiquiti UniFi Switches is most compared with NETGEAR Switches, MikroTik Routers and Switches, Aruba Switches, Luxul Switches and Juniper Ethernet Switches. See our Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches vs. Ubiquiti UniFi Switches report.

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