|Unique and powerful UADP ASIC offers unmatched features and functionality.||Cisco custom silicon helps ensure enterprise feature robustness, platform longevity, and investment protection. ||Multiple vendor acquisition history makes the product lines inconsistent, with short life spans. A majority of switching platforms are merchant silicon-based with limited flexibility. ||Huawei ENP lags in terms of capability when compared with the Cisco UADP. Huawei is missing high-speed stacking interface, lacks performance and flexibility, lacks packet-processing flexibility, and is short on full visibility of data flows.||Switching platforms are based on merchant silicon, limiting flexibility and functionality.|
|Cisco DNA provides a superior customer experience and simplifies business operations.||Cisco DNA is an open and extensible software-based architecture that accelerates and optimizes enterprise network operations. || || || |
|Give customers switches for 802.11ac and beyond.||Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Technology can prepare customers’ access networks for future innovations by delivering speeds of 1G, 2.5G, and 5G on existing Category 5e/6 cables.||HPE offers equivalent multigigabit technology, with SmartRate limited to a couple of product platforms and a limited number of ports.||Multigigabit up to 2.5G only in some switch models¹.|| |
|Recognize and service more than 1400 applications. Differentiate between nonencrypted and encrypted apps to help ensure appropriate treatment of business-critical traffic.||Cisco access switches can inspect traffic and application flows to enforce network access policy and protect against attacks with Cisco Flexible NetFlow, DNS-AS, NBAR, and Cisco Prime Infrastructure.||HPE switching platforms are limited to simple, basic traffic classifications and policy enforcement with ACL. These platforms are also limited by their lack of memory capacity in access switching.||Limited SLA monitoring with Huawei iPCA.|| |
|Deploy a new branch online, or roll out a new application policy within minutes using a single pane of control and true network convergence.||Use Cisco Prime Infrastructure to centrally provision WAN path selection with IWAN and security, encryption, app visibility, and control with APIC-EM and Cisco TrustSec.||HPE uses SDN controllers and AirWave for automated deployment of infrastructure of Aruba switches only. For a single pane of glass, HPE uses IMC for the original HPE switches but does not support AirWave. ||Huawei’s SVF does not provide true network convergence.|| |
|Monitor and classify behaviors of devices and data that are critical to identifying problems.||Cisco can use analytics to monitor behavior with Stealthwatch and NetFlow, and classify traffic on the edge and inside the network with TrustSec.||Aruba offers very limited functionality. Tunneled Node is offered as a catch-all solution that cannot scale.||iPCA is offered as an option but provides limited platform support and visibility.|| |
|Avoid major upgrades by leveraging existing access points, controllers, and switches without performance impact.||Through the integration of custom ASICs, UADP, and access point modularity, Cisco offers support for new innovations.||No support for modular APs. Switching platforms use a custom ASIC with limited extensibility.||No current support for modular access points that support location-based analytics and beacons/BLE.
Only AP4050DN with some modularity for IOT use cases.
|No wireless platforms, and switching platforms are based on merchant silicon.|