The Cisco Catalyst Series of multi-layer intelligent switching solutions consists of
a range of Ethernet-based platforms providing basic up to high-end connectivity.
These switches provide the performance, functionality, scalability and flexibility necessary for
converged network access or backbone applications for enterprises, service providers,
and small to medium businesses.
As key components of
Cisco Catalyst Series switches make up the scalable network infrastructure with
intelligent services that enable customers to deploy internet business solutions to maximise their productivity and
Cisco Catalyst switches have three important features that meet network demands:
High availability —
The Cisco Catalyst Series of intelligent switches ensure maximum network uptime with high availability and maximum resiliency, from the core to the edge.
Quality of Service —
QoS gives time-sensitive data and applications the high priority they need. Cisco Catalyst Series switches extend QoS to the network edge, minimising upstream and downstream congestion. And Cisco QoS is embedded in the switch and operated via high speed, wire rate hardware, enabling per-user policies without impacting performance.
Enhanced security —
Cisco Catalyst Series switches enhance security internally and externally, addressing three key issues: Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting.