Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches

Smart, Scalable, Cost-Effective Access Switches

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches are the next generation of the world's most widely deployed access switches, providing Layer 2 and Layer 3 access features. They are scalable to meet your growth needs, and smart with intelligent services.


Video Data Sheet

Learn about the next generation Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches. (4:45 min)


See Performance Comparison to HP

Miercom proves Catalyst 2960-X Series outperforms HP 5120 switches.

Features and Capabilities

Designed for operational simplicity to lower TCO, this platform also offers superior security capabilities. The switches deliver best-in-class energy efficiency, while preserving your investments through mixed stacking with existing Catalyst 2960-S and SF switches.

Scalable and Resilient

  • Allows stacking of up to 8 switches and 80 Gbps bandwidth with the optional Cisco FlexStack+ module
  • Provides PoE and PoE+ support with up to 740 W of power (without an external power source)
  • Offers control plane redundancy across the switches in the stack
  • Provides redundant power supply for power resiliency


  • Built with true stacking -- enables cross-stack QoS and cross-stack high availability
  • Built for network programmability -- is ready for onePK and software-defined networking
  • Built for application visibility and control -- NetFlow Lite prioritizes business applications
  • Built for Cisco Unified Access -- offers one policy and centralized management


  • Automates software installation for zero-touch deployment with Smart Install
  • Automatically configures ports based on device type for rapid deployment with Auto Smart Ports
  • Offers proactive diagnostics and remediation of hardware and software issues with Smart Call Home

Highly Secure

  • Uses standards-based 802.1X for port-based network access control
  • Helps enable scalable and dynamic role-based access control with Cisco TrustSec
  • Protects against IPv6 address theft and malicious attacks with IPv6 First Hop Security


  • Saves energy during off-hours with Cisco EnergyWise
  • Downlink hibernation mode puts the downlinks to sleep when not in use
  • Switch hibernation mode puts the switch to sleep, consuming less than 10 watts
  • Helps enable dynamic power savings on all switch ports with Energy Efficient Ethernet

Protect Your Investment

  • Can be stacked with Catalyst 2960-S and 2960-SF switches
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty with next-business-day hardware replacement (where available)

Specifications at a Glance

Total 10/100/1000 Ethernet Ports 24 or 48
Uplinks 2x10 GE (SFP+) or 4x1 GE (SFP) options
FlexStack+ Optional on all LAN Base AND IP-Lite models
PoE/PoE+ Power Available 370W or 740W

An Even Smaller Carbon Footprint

See how Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches save more energy than previous versions. (3:14 min)

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Product Support Services

Cisco Services can help you increase operational efficiency, lower support costs, and improve availability risk management.

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