Campus LAN – Access Switches

Adapt your network to meet evolving business requirements and optimize new application deployments with Cisco access switches.

Overview: Campus LAN - Access Switches


Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches

  • Leading Catalyst switching platform for Unified Access deployments
  • High capacity (848 gigabits) and density (240 full Power Over Ethernet Plus ports)
  • 60 Watt Universal Power Over Ethernet powers an unprecedented range of devices
  • High availability with In-Service Software Upgrade and Stateful Switchover

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

  • Best-in-class and feature-rich access platform with 480 Gbps stacking for gigabit desktop and 802.11ac wireless
  • Converged wired and wireless access by extending wired features, resiliency, granular QoS, and scalability to wireless
  • Distributed services across wired and wireless for security, policy, application visibility and control, and more
  • Foundation for Cisco Open Network Environment enabled by a new ASIC with programmability and investment protection

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • Integrated wireless controller capability simplifies network architecture and operations
  • Optional Cisco StackWise-160 technology provides scalability and resiliency
  • A reduced depth of 11.62 inches (select SKUs) fits well in shallow-depth cabinets in enterprise, retail, and branch-office environments
  • Support for Cisco ONE Enterprise Networks Architecture with the UADP ASIC provides openness, programmability, and investment protection
  • Cisco IOS XE software supports IPv4 and IPv6
  • Modular QoS, Flexible NetFlow, and enhanced security features increase network flexibility, visibility, and controls

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches

  • Scalable fixed access switches with high resiliency for growth
  • Smart, with intelligent networking and application-aware services for visibility and control
  • Simple to operate, through embedded automation for software provisioning, quality of service (QoS), and plug-and-play
  • Highly secure for users and applications with flexible authentication, Cisco TrustSec, and IPv6 first hop security
  • Most environmentally friendly Catalyst switch to date

Cisco Meraki MS Cloud-Managed Switches

  • Stack switches for a high performance, scalable, and resilient access layer
  • Monitor and configure thousands of switch ports simultaneously
  • Get network-wide visibility with Integrated Layer 7 analysis
  • Centrally and simply provision sites from the cloud
  • Deploy with enterprise security, physical stacking, multi-gigabit ports and more features

Campus LAN – Compact Switches

More securely and easily deploy services anywhere, even in spaces with limited wiring and cabling, with these fanless, compact switches.

Overview: Campus LAN – Compact Switches


Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series Switches

  • Silent, fanless Layer 2 and 3 compact switches with 8 or 12 ports offering 1-Gbps, 10-Gbps, and multigigabit services
  • Support for the 802.11ac standard using existing cable infrastructure 10-Gbps uplinks for business growth
  • Up to 146W PoE passthrough; no need for additional power, cables, or lithium batteries
  • Option to run Catalyst Instant Access for simpler management

Cisco Catalyst 2960-CX Series Switches

  • Layer 2 compact switches with 8 ports optimized for 1 Gb services
  • Up to 124 Watts of Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) power budget per switch
  • Fan-less compact design for quiet and efficient operation; flexible mounting options

Campus LAN – Core and Distribution Switches

Scale network performance and reliability with industry- leading network services, integrated service modules, and validated design guides.

Overview: Campus LAN – Core and Distribution Switches


Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series Switches

  • Optimized for 1 and 10 Gb services with higher slot capacity (up to 880 Gb) and switching capacity (up to 11.4 Tb)
  • Intelligent services with Catalyst 6500 DNA and Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Module (APIC-EM)
  • Simplified operations with Catalyst Instant Access
  • Highly secure for users and applications with comprehensive wired, wireless, and VPN security

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

  • Flagship Catalyst switching services platform for core/distribution deployments
  • Virtual Switching System bolsters availability and scales to 4-terabit capacity
  • Up to 160 Gigabits per slot; 100 Gigabit Ethernet-ready
  • Integrated services modules enhance security, manageability, and wireless control

Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series Switches

  • Catalyst switching platform for space-constrained distribution deployments
  • Best-in-class scalability, with up to 800 Gbps switching capacity
  • Up to 40 1G/10G ports, hot swappable uplink module
  • Compact, one rack unit (1U), low power form factor

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Fiber Switch Models

  • Catalyst switching platform for low-density 1 GB distribution deployments
  • 12 and 24 Gigabit SFP port models, 1 and 10GB uplink modules
  • StackWise-480 and StackPower for easier management and resiliency
  • Converged Access, Native Flexible NetFlow, and TrustSec

Cisco Meraki MS 400 Series Switches

  • Supports cloud-managed distribution-layer switching
  • Offers 1 Gb x 16 or 32 ports with SFP+ uplinks; stackable; includes redundant power supplies and fans
  • Offers 10 Gb x 24 or 48 ports with SFP+, and up to 1-Tbps capacity with redundant power supplies and fans
  • Management is through the Meraki dashboard

Data Center Switches

Build a data center network based on switches that promote Infrastructure scalability, operational continuity, and transport flexibility.

Overview: Data Center Switches


Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

  • Operate in Cisco NX-OS standalone mode or Application Centric Infrastructure mode
  • Include vast switch-level and fabric-level software-defined networking and programmability features
  • Support the Cisco Tetration Analytics Platform with built-in hardware sensors for line-rate packet and flow telemetry data collection
  • Deliver 1,10, 25, 40, 50, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Offer BGP-EVPN control plane and VXLAN bridging, routing, and gateway support

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

  • Ideal for data center access, aggregation, and core deployments
  • Provide the industry's most comprehensive data center features and programmability capabilities
  • Offer up to 1.3 Tb per slot of switching capacity, and more than 83 Tb per chassis
  • Provide high 1,10, 40, and 100 GE scalability
  • Deliver advanced services, high availability, hitless In-Service Software Upgrade (ISSU)

Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Switches

  • Ideal for access- and space-constrained aggregation deployments
  • Offer line-rate and low-latency support for up to 96 40 GE ports or 384 10 GE and up to 160 unified ports
  • Support Cisco Fabric Extender architecture and true 40 GE Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) for LAN and SAN convergence
  • Include a comprehensive analytics toolkit

Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches

  • Ideal for 10 GE top-of-rack access deployments
  • Deliver broad connectivity support, including GE, 10 GE, 10GBASE-T, 40 GE, unified ports, Fibre Channel, and FCoE
  • Support comprehensive Layer 2 and 3 features for LAN and SAN traffic
  • Support hardware VXLAN (Layer 2 and 3, gateway) and are NVGRE-capable

Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

  • Deliver flexibility, high density, and performance for top-of-rack deployments
  • Support mobility and tenant isolation with VXLAN
  • Include Python scripting, Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEM), and XML management tools
  • Deliver a comprehensive SDN solution, including OpenFlow and Cisco OnePK

Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders

  • Deliver 100 MB, and 1/10/40 Gigabit Ethernet server connectivity with 10/40 GE uplinks
  • Offer fabric extensibility with single point of management
  • Reduce data center cabling costs and footprint; optimize inter-rack cabling
  • Extend to partner blade servers such as HP, Dell, and Fujitsu

Industrial Ethernet Switches

Deploy High-Bandwidth Switching in Your Industrial Network and Seize New Revenue Opportunities with the IoT


Cisco Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches

  • 4, 8, or 16 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports (Small Form Factor Pluggable [SFP] on selected models) downlinks
  • Fixed configurations with a compact form factor
  • Two Gigabit combo ports – SFP (100 Mbps and 1 Gbps) or RJ45 uplink
  • Dual-input DC power supply, alarm relays, and DIN rail mount
  • Industrial Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+ support

Cisco Industrial Ethernet 3000 Series Switches

  • Two main modules with 4 and 8 10/100Base-T Ethernet ports and 2 gigabit combo ports
  • SFP (100 Mbps and 1 Gbps) or RJ45 uplink
  • Supports up to two expansion modules with various combinations for up to 26 Ethernet interfaces
  • Dual-input DC power supply, alarm relays, and DIN rail mount
  • Industrial PoE and PoE+ support

Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4000 Series Switches

  • Superior bandwidth and capacity
  • 40 Gbps non-blocking switching capacity with up to 20 Gigabit Ethernet ports per switch
  • 4 GE combination uplinks and many options, including Fast Ethernet and GE, copper, and fiber for up to 16 x GE capacity downlinks
  • Dual-input DC power supply, alarm relays, and DIN rail mount
  • Industrial PoE and PoE+ support

Cisco Industrial Ethernet 5000 Series Switches

  • Multiple 10 Gigabit aggregation industrial switching
  • Four 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GE) SFP and SPF+ based optical ports
  • Twelve 100/1000 Mbps SFP-based ports plus twelve 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45-based ports (up to 24 x GE capacity)
  • DC and AC power supply, alarm relays, and 19-inch mount
  • Industrial PoE and PoE+ support

Service Provider – Aggregation Switches

Cisco Carrier Ethernet switches provide the aggregation and multiplexing layer between access and edge layers.


Cisco ME 3800X Series Switches

  • Cost-effective, 1 rack-unit switch router that facilitates broadband, mobile, and Carrier Ethernet aggregation
  • Ideal for broadband aggregation, and mobile backhaul applications
  • Offers a small footprint, low power consumption, and a high service scale
  • Provides a full-featured platform for remote central office and lower-density aggregation

Cisco ME 4900 Series Switches

  • Addresses next-generation residential services
  • High-performance, 1 rack-unit Carrier Ethernet switch
  • Ideal for service providers that want to deploy new residential services
  • Offers triple play service support (voice, video, and data)
  • Industry-leading wire-speed performance of 48 Gbps and 71 mpps

Service Provider – Ethernet Access Switches

Implement class-leading switches featuring application intelligence, unified services, nonstop communications, virtualization, integrated security, and simplified manageability.


Cisco ME 2600X Series Switches

  • Provide high service availability
  • Offer flexible and differentiated services
  • Manage and troubleshoot services remotely
  • Improve security of network services to protect against malicious users

Cisco ME 3600X Series Switches

  • 1 rack-unit, fixed switch that converges wireless and wireline services
  • Ideal for service providers that want to simplify operations and deploy "pay-as-you-grow" business model
  • Delivers premium services with hierarchical quality of service
  • Provides 10 Gbps transport speed for business and mobile applications

Cisco ME 3400E Series Switches

  • Customer-located Ethernet access switch optimized for business services
  • Ideal for service providers that want to offer advanced Ethernet services such as Ethernet-to-the-Business VPN Services
  • Offers platform for flexible and differentiated services
  • Provides tools to deliver high service availability

Cisco ME 4600 Series

  • Scalable solution for flexible and cost-effective optical fiber access
  • Ideal for providers offering services over active or passive optical networks
  • Reliable OLT options and flexible ONT/ONU devices
  • End-to-end validated solution with other Cisco products

Cisco ME 1200 Series Carrier Ethernet Access Devices

  • Cloud-ready network interface device with software-defined networking (SDN) controller and XML interface
  • "Touchless" interface with virtualization on remote host controller
  • Maximum 10W power consumption for energy efficiency
  • Operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) features that meet MEF 2.0 standards
  • Precise time distribution and nanosecond accuracy

Virtual Networking

Get highly secure multitenant services by adding virtualization intelligence technology from Cisco to your data center network.

Overview: Virtual Networking


Cisco Application Virtual Switch

  • Specifically designed for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Provides high performance and throughput
  • Offers optimal traffic steering
  • Offers a consistent operational model across leading hypervisors

Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for Microsoft Hyper-V

  • Includes an advanced NX-OS feature set and associated partner eco system
  • Innovative network services architecture supports scalable multitenant environments
  • Offers a consistent operational experience across physical and virtual environments and hypervisors
  • Tightly integrates with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 (SCVMM)
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Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch for VMware vSphere

  • Integrates directly with VMware vSphere hypervisors
  • Delivers virtual machine-aware network services such as VM mobility in cloud environments
  • Accelerates server virtualization deployments and simplifies management
  • Reduces total cost of ownership; provides consistency and network visibility

Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud

  • Extends the enterprise private cloud to the public cloud
  • Provides consistent network policies and services across private and public clouds
  • Offers application transparency with Layer 2 extension
  • Uses a simple single pane of management
  • Virtual form factor helps enable easy deployment

Cisco Nexus 1100 Series Cloud Services Platforms

  • Dedicated hardware platform supports critical virtualization infrastructure
  • Offloads application servers from running virtual service nodes
  • Improves scalability and performance of virtualized data center
  • Separates security policy management from VMware virtualization administration

Cisco Virtual Security Gateway for Nexus 1000V Switch

  • Integrates with Cisco Nexus 1000V vPath technology and is hypervisor-agnostic
  • Offers best-in-class, efficient, fast, and scale-out, zone-based security architecture
  • Delivers security policy enforcement and visibility at a virtual machine level that follow VM mobility
  • Provides a consistent operational experience (separation of duties between security and server administrators)

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