Ethernet switches: Which solution is best?

IT Central Station users review the highest reviewed solutions in the ethernet switch market.

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Networking challenges are growing, and IT is under pressure to do more with less. Organisations need a solution that will help them overcome fragmented operations, constrained control and visibility, and aging infrastructure. For many, this means embracing ethernet switches and the capabilities they can offer. However, choosing the right solution is difficult and there are many options to choose from.

Over 540,000 professionals have used Peerspot research to inform their purchasing decisions. Their latest paper looks at the highest rated ethernet switch vendors, profiling each and examining what they can offer enterprise.

Here’s a breakdown of the key players currently active in the market:

Aruba Switches

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Meraki MS Switches

Overview: Brings performance and reliability to the mobile-first campus. These industry-leading switches are scalable, secure, and feature HPE Smart Rate multi-gigabit ports for high-speed connectivity.

Cisco Ethernet Switches

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: NETGEAR Switches

Overview: Scales to meet the needs of networks of all sizes. They are secure, reliable and seamless switches.

Cisco Linksys Ethernet Switches

Average Rating: 7.8

Top Comparison: NETGEAR Switches

Overview: Brings greater reliability and coverage to home networks.

Fortinet FortiSwitch – Secure Access

Average Rating: 8.6

Top Comparison: Cisco Ethernet Switches

Overview:  Delivers superior security, performance, and manageability. In addition, switches help increase productivity for next generation applications through faster network access speeds.

HPE Ethernet Switches

Average Rating: 8.1

Top Comparison: Cisco Ethernet Switches

Overview: Extends the momentum of software-defined networking everywhere–from the mobile edge to the heart of data centres.

Juniper Ethernet Switches

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: Cisco Ethernet Switches

Overview: Provides branch, campus and data centre networks with access, aggregation and core layer switching solutions.

Meraki MS Switches

Average Rating:  8.7

Top Comparison: Aruba Switches

Overview: Brings the benefits of the cloud to networks of all sizes: simplified management, reduced complexity, network wide visibility and control, with lower operational cost for campus and branch deployments.

MikroTik Routers and Switches

Average Rating: 7.5

Top Comparison: Cisco Enterprise Routers

Overview: The Made for Mikrotik program consists of two parts: "Mikrotik certified Integrators" and "Mikrotik certified Accessories.

NETGEAR Switches

Average Rating: 8.7

Top Comparison: Cisco Ethernet Switches

Overview:  Delivered in all shapes and sizes, so businesses are sure to find the right solution to fit their specific requirements.

Ubiquiti UniFi Switches

Average Rating: 8.5

Top Comparison: NETGEAR Switches

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