We are big fans of Netgear’s ProSafe line of Enterprise Network Switches – they are competitively priced, they are easy to administer, and they have a Lifetime Warranty that is solid.
HP Procurve switches have the same warranty and ease of use and updating – they are just way more expensive than the Netgear’s.
Cisco on the other hand – just as pricey as the HP’s, but with none of the ease of Updating – and without a Smartnet subscription, no firmware updates – that means you have vulnerable devices in the field with no security and bugfix updates – no thanks!
Netgear or HP – No Cisco!