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From core to edge, Cisco network switches provide the performance, high availability, comprehensive security, delivery optimization, and enhanced manageability you need to optimize your network infrastructure.

Cisco offers two types of network switches

Modular Switches

Cisco Catalyst and Nexus modular switches provide scalable performance, configuration flexibility, and incremental expansion.

Product Features  
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series
Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series
  • Flagship Catalyst switching services platform for core-distribution deployments
  • Virtual Switching System bolsters availability and scales to 4-terabit capacity
  • Scalable services-inclusive design boosts network flexibility, efficiency, and service life
  • Network virtualization improves resource access, utilization, and management
  • Integrated services modules enhance security, manageability, and wireless control
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
Cisco Nexus 7000 Series
  • Highest switching capacity; up to 550 Gb per slot, 17.6 Tb per chassis
  • Highest 1,10, 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Advanced high availability; hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)
  • Optimized for highly secure virtualized environments Cisco TrustSec, Virtual Device Contexts
  • Excellent for collapsed data center-campus core deployments
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series
Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series
  • Leading Catalyst switching platform for Borderless Access deployments
  • High capacity (1.6 Tbps with VSS — hardware ready) and density (240 full PoE+ ports)
  • 60 Watt Universal Power Over Ethernet powers an unparalleled range of devices
  • High availability with In-Service Software Upgrade and Stateful Switchover
  • Competitive feature set and performance for mid-size distribution networks

Fixed Configuration Switches

These Ethernet switching solutions support a wide range of deployments, including enterprise campus, branch offices, midsize organizations, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMB), and offer highly secure access, operational simplicity, energy efficiency, and enhanced connected user experience.

Product Features  
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series
Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series
  • Fixed aggregation switch for space-constrained environments in a 1 RU, low- form factor
  • 1.6 Tbps capacity with Virtual Switching System (hardware-ready) and modular 1/10 GE uplinks
  • Best-in-class scalability of up to 32-times better routes than competitors' products
  • Simplifies creation of separate logical networks with Easy Virtual Network (EVN)
  • Integrated network services: medianet, Cisco TrustSec, flexible NetFlow, and Wireshark
Data Sheet
Cisco Nexus 3750-X Series
Cisco Catalyst 3750-X Series
  • Stackable fixed-configuration switches for campus and branch deployments
  • StackWise Plus and StackPower deliver high availability and operational efficiency
  • Service and network modules help enable incremental link and service upgrades
  • Full Power Over Ethernet Plus and comprehensive Borderless Networks services
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series
Cisco Catalyst 3750-E Series
  • Stackable multilayer switches for campus and larger branch offices
  • High availability platform for deploying secure converged services and adapt to changing network and application requirements
  • StackWise Plus with 64 Gbps interconnect for a unified, resilient system of up to nine switches with subsecond failover
  • 10-second 10G upgrade with Cisco TwinGig converter module
  • 15.4W of Power over Ethernet (PoE) on all 48 ports
  • 802.11n support scales beyond 15.4W per port
  • Cisco EnergyWise
  • Modular fan and power supply with externally available backup; DC power option available
  • Uninterrupted performance with wirespeed Layer 2-4 switching, dynamic multicast routing and IPv6 routing
  • Integrated advanced security features including ACLs, identity-based network services and Network Admission Control (NAC)
  • Fully backwards compatible with Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series for investment protection
  • Up to 48 10/100/1000 ports plus dual 10 GbE ports on all models
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series
Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series
  • Stackable multilayer switches for branch offices and midsize organizations
  • Cisco StackWise 32 Gbps interconnect for a unified, resilient system of up to nine switches with subsecond failover
  • Transparent power supply protection with external power backup; DC power option available
  • Cisco EnergyWise
  • Uninterrupted performance with wirespeed Layer 2-4 switching, dynamic multicast, and IPv6 routing
  • Network security includes access control lists (ACLs), authentication, port-level security, and identity-based network services
  • Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • PoE configurations with 15.4W per port
  • Up to 48 10/100/1000 ports plus 4 SFP ports
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series
Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series
  • Fixed-configuration switches for campus and branch deployments
  • High-availability and advanced security features assure consistent service
  • Service and network modules help enable incremental link and service upgrades
  • Full Power Over Ethernet Plus and comprehensive Borderless Networks services
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series
Cisco Catalyst 3560-E Series
  • Standalone  and aggregation switches for campus and branch offices
  • Helps deploy secure converged services and adapt to changing network and application requirements
  • 10-second 10G upgrade with Cisco TwinGig converter module
  • 15.4W of PoE on all 48 ports
  • 802.1n support scales beyond 15.4W per port
  • Cisco EnergyWise
  • Modular fan and power supply with externally available backup
  • High performance with wirespeed Layer 2-4 switching, dynamic multicast and IPv6 routing
  • Integrated advanced security features, including ACLs, identity-based network services, and Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC)
  • Aggregation switches  with dual redundant modular power supplies and fans for nonstop operation
  • Up to 48 10/100/1000 ports plus dual 10 Gb Ethernet ports on all models
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series
Cisco Catalyst 3560 Series
  • Standalone switches for branch offices and midsize organizations
  • High performance with wirespeed Layer 2-4 switching, multicast and IPv6 routing
  • Network security includes ACLs, authentication, port-level security, and identity-based network services
  • Transparent power supply protection with external power backup; DC power option available
  • Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • PoE configurations with 15.4W per port
  • Up to 48 10/100/1000 ports plus 4 SFP ports
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series
Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Series
  • Stackable (with Cisco FlexStack) fixed-configuration Layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switches
  • Cost-effective solution for midsize organizations and branch offices
  • Full Power Over Ethernet Plus and basic Borderless Networks services
  • Zero-touch deployment and intelligent automation with Catalyst Smart Operations
  • Enhanced limited lifetime warranty (E-LLW)
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series
Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series
  • Standalone fixed-configuration Layer 2 switches
  • Cost-effective solution for small sites and branch office networks
  • Power over Ethernet and basic Borderless Networks services
  • Zero-touch deployment and intelligent automation with Catalyst Smart Operations
  • Limited lifetime warranty (LLW)
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 2975 Series
Cisco Catalyst 2975 Series
  • Stackable switch for enhanced LAN services for small and medium business and branch office networks
  • Layer 2 switching with intelligent Layer 2-4 services such as QoS, rate limiting, and traffic classification
  • Integrated security including ACL and NAC
  • Easy network configuration and troubleshooting using Cisco Network Assistant software
  • 48 10/100/1000 PoE ports and 4 SFP uplinks
  • Limited lifetime warranty
Data Sheet
Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series
Cisco Catalyst 4900 Series
  • High-performance, rack-optimized server switching for organizations of all sizes
  • Standalone fixed-configuration for low-latency and wirespeed switching
  • Layer 2-4 switching and intelligent services with dynamic IP routing and IPv6
  • Up to 48 10/100/1000 ports with 4 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports or 48 10/100/1000 ports with two 10 GbE ports
  • Dual, hot-swappable internal AC or DC power supplies
  • Hot-swappable fan trays
Data Sheet