Guest

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Unify Wired and Wireless Networks

Cisco Unified Access is the convergence of the wired and wireless networks into one physical infrastructure. It offers greater intelligence, simplicity, performance, and open interfaces. One network starts with Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switches, which combine wired and wireless by supporting wireless tunnel termination and full wireless LAN controller functionality.

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Learn about the new Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches. (2:56 min)

Wired and Wireless Convergence

Wired and Wireless Convergence

Learn about the fundamentals of the Cisco Converged Access platform. (4:35 min)

Features and Capabilities

Best-in-Class Stackable Access Switch

The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switch currently offers the industry's highest 480 Gbps stacking bandwidth to meet network demand, including gigabit desktop and 802.11ac wireless. The switch delivers advanced capabilities such as a high-performance 24/48 port GE switch, 480 G stacking, Power over Ethernet Plus, StackPower and Flexible NetFlow on all ports.

Converged Wired and Wireless Access

The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switch brings Cisco IOS excellence to wireless by extending wired infrastructure features, resiliency, granular QoS, and scalability. It provides built-in wireless controller capabilities with 40 G wireless throughput, support for 50 access points and 2000 wireless clients per switch or stack, and support for 802.11ac.

Distributed Intelligent Services

The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switch delivers common intelligent services across wired and wireless for security and policy, application visibility and control, network resiliency, smart operations, and more. The switch can enable multi-level QoS based on granular information such as SSID, client, radio, application, and fair share policies for wireless.

Foundation for Cisco Open Network Environment

The heart of Cisco Catalyst 3850 is the new ASIC with programmability for future features and intelligence with investment protection. The new ASIC provides a foundation for converged APIs across wired and wireless, software-defined networking (SDN) support, and Cisco One Platform Kit (OnePK).

Video Data Sheet

Video Data Sheet

Learn about the advanced features of Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches. (4:04 min)

Address BYOD Challenges

Address BYOD Challenges

Service Discovery Gateway supports multicast DNS and ZeroConf devices. (6:56 min)

Product Support Services

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

Additional Resources

Video Data Sheet

Viewing this video requires the latest version of Adobe Flash Player with JavaScript enabled.

Get the Flash Player

Fundamentals of Wired & Wireless Convergence

Viewing this video requires the latest version of Adobe Flash Player with JavaScript enabled.

Get the Flash Player

Converge Wired and Wireless Access

Viewing this video requires the latest version of Adobe Flash Player with JavaScript enabled.

Get the Flash Player

Compare Models
Learn about the similarities and differences of the models within this product series.

Data Sheets and Literature (6)

Let Us Help