Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches


Get faster access, faster aggregation

Get an access switch that gets you ready for 802.11ac Wave 2 and other new technologies that are here today, or coming at you tomorrow. Stackable Catalyst 3850 Series multigigabit and 10-Gbps network switches give you wired and wireless together so you can scale up and protect your investments.

3850 Series Models


The 3850 Series includes switches for any network configuration, with more than 30 models to choose from. 




  • 12 multitgigabit ports
  • 48 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports 8x10G and 2x40G uplinks


  • 24 multitgigabit ports
  • 24 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports 8x10G and 2x40G uplinks


  • 48 10Mb/100Mb/1000M b ports
  • 48 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports many high-speed uplinks


  • 24 10Mb/100Mb/1000Mb ports
  • 24 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports many high-speed uplinks



  • 48 10G SFP+ ports
  • 4x40G QSFP+ uplinks (fixed)
  • Supports all power supplies


  • 24 10G SFP+ ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports 8x10G and 2x40G uplinks


  • Modular uplink
  • 8X10 GE SFP+ ports
  • Supports many 1G and 10G optics


  • Modular uplink
  • 2x40 GE QSFP+ ports



Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Only Cisco delivers a digital-ready approach that starts at the edge and extends to where applications reside.


Converged wired and wireless

More powerful than the 3650, the 3850 switch gives you smart, simple, and highly secure unified access with an integrated wireless controller. Support up to 100 access points and 2000 wireless clients on each switching entity (switch or stack).


Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Technology

Support 802.11ac Wave 2 with Catalyst Multigigabit Technology and get speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables. The 3850 switch has multigigabit ports to support 1, 2.5, 5, and 10-Gbps speeds on select models.


PoE, PoE+, and UPOE

Power your solutions with support for PoE and PoE+ to provide up to 30W of power per port, or 60W of power per port with UPOE. Remove the need for additional electrical cabling and circuits to power your access points and IP phones. Add power to your solutions.


Effective security

Get support for Flexible NetFlow, Cisco TrustSec, and MACsec encryption. Use your network as a security sensor and enforcer. Get started.


Cisco StackWise-480 technology

Achieve scalability and resiliency with 480 Gbps of stack throughput. Get much higher speeds than previous switching generations. Get the details.


Manage your network proactively. Avoid migration risks and optimize your business architecture. 

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Use our software to manage your entire switching structure as one converged component.


Plan your path to 802.11ac Wi-Fi

ZK Research recommends multigigabit technology as a cost-effective strategy. 

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Build a network that lasts for years


"Using the same tools, policies, and maps to manage wired and wireless networks was a huge step towards simplicity and efficiency."

Dr. Roberto D. Rubino, Chief Technology Officer,
Passaic County Technical Institute

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