In addition to garnering the most votes for the Best 802.11 Access Point, Best 802.11 NIC, and Best Router, Cisco Systems won our readers' votes for Best Switch. The Cisco Catalyst Series of switches features options for organizations of all sizes. The Catalyst series includes intelligent switches, multiservice switch routers, high-performance switches, and switches optimized for prioritization of mission-critical traffic, server load balancing, Level 3 switching, or business services aggregation. The Catalyst series also includes token ring switches.

Cisco won the Best Switch category decisively. One reader who voted for Cisco switches commented on the vendor's prices, service, support, and range of products. Another reader cited Cisco's "great management software," and a third appreciated being able to use Cisco products to provide a consistent platform for LAN and WAN networks.

CISCO CATALYST SERIES
Cisco Systems
San Jose, California
408-526-4000 or 800-553-6387
http://www.cisco.com
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