We do a lot of work with small-to-medium sized businesses who need to implement modern enterprise networking, but on tight budgets. Yet, when we mention NETGEAR switches, we often get incredulous responses like "But they're a consumer brand!"
In actually, they are quickly becoming respected in the business field as well, as a solid alternative for growing SMBs that need reliable but inexpensive networking.
Sure, NETGEAR doesn't have all the features that Cisco offers on their high end products, but they also cost a fraction of what Cisco does. Most don't compare apples to apples. Often, new NETGEAR equipment is cheaper than buying last-generation pre-owned Cisco hardware. Plus, NETGEAR has a few advantages of their own.