Access Switches That Are Smart, Simple, and Highly Secure
We have access switches for networks of all sizes. From the 2960-Plus, X, and XR to the 4500E, our switches meet your needs for features and pricing.
Use your network to innovate and transform your organization. Cisco Catalyst access switches bring wired and wireless together to more easily deploy mobility, strengthen security, and simplify your network. They help you increase scale, improve reliability, and create greater efficiency.
Choose the Switch That’s Right for You
The 2960-X/XR, 3650, 3850, and 4500E offer advanced security (IEEE 802.1X), Cisco Catalyst SmartOperations, QoS, and Application Visibility and Control.Compare the differences.
|Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and XR||Cisco Catalyst
|Cisco Catalyst 4500E|
|Gigabit Ethernet switch||Stackable, Layer 2/3, 80 Gbps||Stackable, Layer 2/3, 160 Gbps||Stackable, Layer 2/3, 480 Gbps||Modular, Layer 2/3, 928 Gbps|
|Power over Ethernet||PoE, PoE+||PoE, PoE+||PoE, PoE+,StackPower, UPoE||PoE, PoE+,UPoE|
|Access points supported||_||50||100||100|
You may also want to consider our 2960-Plus Series, a Fast Ethernet Layer 2 switch with PoE.Check out our compact and core and distribution campus LAN switches. See the list of every Cisco switch. Or answer a few questions to quickly find the campus and branch switch you need with our Switch Selector Tool.
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