I am working with a small business that wants to upgrade to either Linksys or Cisco switches. We have about 70 hosts and to provide scalability we need about 96 ports. Since budget and security are both major factors, what would be recomended in terms of which of the brands and what line of switches.
My rule of thumb is to always buy Cisco unless forced to do otherwise. I don't even offer up alternatives to mgmt anymore.
I'm going to assume you don't need L3 featurs and that your 70 hosts are primarily single homed workstations versus multihomed Servers. Cisco 2950 / 2960 is the way to go. If cost is a deal breaker look at used equipment from a reputable vendor.
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