Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance 2015

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 24, 2015

5 manufacturers stood out as integrator favorites for network switches from more than 140 votes / explanations submitted.

These 2015 statistics replace our 2012 network switch favorite results.

In this note, we break down: favorite 5 switch manufacturers, the top cited individual models and what the major changes were over the past three years.

  • The favorite 5 switch manufacturers
  • The top cited individual models 
  • What the major changes were over the past three years
  • Why integrators picked what they did with color commentary

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