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Recommended Migration: The Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Switch replaces this end-of sale product.
The 6- slot Catalyst 6506 chassis provides intermediate port densities, ideal for many wiring closet and core network deployments.
Supports all Catalyst 6500 modules, including all:
- Supervisor engines
- Switch fabric modules
- Fast Ethernet modules
- Gigabit Ethernet modules
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
- Voice modules
- Flex Wan Modules
- ATM modules
- Multi Gigabit services modules (content services, firewall, intrusion detection, IPSec/VPN, network analysis, and SSL acceleration)
Supports both CatOS and IOS software
Provides maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid 2-3 second failover across supervisor engine.
The Cisco Catalyst 6506 Firewall Security System is a three-slot model providing a turnkey solution that integrates a Cisco Catalyst 6000 Supervisor 2 (with integrated Policy and Multilayer Switch Feature cards [PFC2/MFC2] for system control, routing services, and dual-Gigabit-Ethernet ports); a Cisco Catalyst Firewall Service Module providing 5 Gbps of firewall services; and a single open slot for site customization.
The Cisco Catalyst IPSec VPN systems take advantage of the Cisco Catalyst IPSec VPN Service Module and provide up to 2 Gbps of Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) encryption. The Cisco Catalyst 6506 IPSec VPN System provides a broad suite of services and a multitude of I/O interfaces inherent in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series.
(All Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Bulletins)
Cisco Catalyst CSM and SSL System Product Bulletin
(All Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Data Sheets)