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Benefits of Upgrading to the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family At-a-Glance

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Why upgrade

Why upgrade to the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family?

The Cisco® Catalyst® 8000 Edge Platforms provide a flexible, secure, and scalable WAN edge for greater business resiliency, reliable remote work, and consistent multicloud connectivity.

Advanced features provide industry-leading support for SD-WAN, Cloud OnRamp, 5G wireless WAN, and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architectures. Hardware-anchored authentication methods provide peace of mind along with the convenience of zero-touch provisioning across the entire network, all in a compact, stylish, and cost-saving design.

Enjoy greater CPU performance from more cores and custom Cisco silicon, greater port density to scale your enterprise, and faster encryption performance to secure traffic without throughput degradation.

Transform your branch and reduce costs with innovations in power efficiency, advanced self-cooling, and RFID tags that save your staff time.

You can do it all and much, much more with the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms.

Control the cloud

Cisco Catalyst 8000: Build a better WAN edge for your cloud journey

Modular access edge platforms

Capabilities

Features

Cisco 4300 Series ISRs

Cisco 4431 and 4451-X ISRs

Benefits

Cisco Catalyst 8200 Series Edge Platforms

Cisco Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms

SD-WAN and cloud networking

8 CPU cores

2X throughput means faster application performance from the WAN edge and remote locations.

12 CPU cores

4X throughput means faster application performance from the WAN edge and remote locations.

8-GB default DRAM

2X default memory provides scalable edge compute and consistent performance.

10G WAN connectivity

Maintain business continuity and consistency with scalable infrastructure.

Security, SASE

Multigigabit IPsec

Encrypt traffic to the cloud and protect enterprise and user privacy at the edge.

Multigigabit MACsec

Encrypt traffic within the network and prevent insider privacy violations.

Trust Anchor 2.0

Reliable device authenticity and integrity checks, immutable hardware-anchored security, and customer verification capabilities.

 

Hardware-accelerated crypto

Improved performance via Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT) for security functions including Cisco Umbrella® Secure Internet Gateway (SIG), SSL inspection, Snort® IPS, Cisco AMP for Networks, DNS protection, and an application-aware enterprise firewall.

User-centric design

RFID tags and QR codes

On-device RFID and QR codes make platform identification simple with improved inventory management.

Enhanced, user-focused industrial design

Stylish design courtesy of Pininfarina, with rounded device edges and circular hex pattern for improved cooling.

Default dual power supplies

Support for dual power supplies provides critical redundancy capabilities for headend locations and large branches.

Compact design

Gain incredible flexibility with features that include a <12-inch-deep platform on the 8200 Series.

Interface flexibility

Protocol-Independent Multicast (PIM) support

Multigigabit cellular connectivity offers 5G compatibility, investment protection, expanded transformation, and added application reliability.

Embedded port density

3

4

4

6

Higher WAN port density provides better redundancy and connectivity options at the branch and headend.

Aggregation edge platforms

Capabilities

Features

Cisco ASR 1000 Series

Benefits

Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms

Cisco Catalyst 8500L Series Edge Platforms

SD-WAN and cloud networking

8 CPU cores

2X CPU provides faster application performance from the WAN edge and remote locations.

12 CPU cores

4X CPU provides faster application performance from the WAN edge and remote locations.

Custom silicon NPU

Third-generation Cisco QuantumFlow Network Processor Unit (NPU) offloads CPU, accelerates forwarding, and enables traffic analytics and inspection beyond any SD-WAN platform.

8-GB default DRAM

2X default memory provides scalable edge compute and consistent performance.

16-GB default storage

4X storage resources provide scalable edge compute and consistent performance.

10G WAN connectivity

Maintain business continuity and consistency with scalable infrastructure.

40G/100G WAN connectivity

Aggregate more traffic with greater headend capabilities.

Security, SASE

Multigigabit IPsec

Encrypt traffic to the cloud and protect enterprise and user privacy at the edge.

Multigigabit MACsec

Encrypt traffic within the network and prevent insider privacy violations.

Trust Anchor 2.0

Reliable device authenticity and integrity checks, immutable hardware-anchored security, and customer verification capabilities.

Hardware-accelerated crypto

Improved performance via Intel QAT for security functions including Cisco Umbrella SIG, SSL inspection, Snort IPS, Cisco AMP for Networks, DNS protection, and an application-aware enterprise firewall.

User-centric design

RFID tags and QR codes

On-device RFID and QR codes make platform identification simple with improved inventory management.

Enhanced, user-focused industrial design

Stylish design courtesy of Pininfarina with rounded device edges and circular hex pattern for improved cooling.

Default dual power supplies

Support for dual power supplies provides critical redundancy capabilities for headend locations and large branches.

Compact design

Gain incredible flexibility with features that include a 1RU form factor headend in the 8500 Series.

Interface flexibility

Embedded port density

12

16

12

Higher WAN port density provides better redundancy and connectivity options at the branch and headend.

Virtual edge platforms

Capabilities

Features

Cisco 5100 ENCS

Benefits

Cisco Catalyst 8200 Series Edge uCPE

SD-WAN and cloud networking

8 CPU cores

2X throughput provides faster application performance from the WAN edge and remote locations.

12 CPU cores

4X throughput provides faster application performance from the WAN edge and remote locations.

8-GB default DRAM

2X default memory provides scalable edge compute and consistent performance.

16-GB default storage

4X storage resources provide scalable edge compute and consistent performance.

Security, SASE

Trust Anchor 2.0

Reliable device authenticity and integrity checks, immutable hardware-anchored security, and customer verification capabilities

Hardware-accelerated crypto

Improved performance via Intel QAT for security functions including Cisco Umbrella SIG, SSL inspection, Snort IPS, Cisco AMP for Networks, DNS protection, and an application-aware enterprise firewall.

User-centric design

RFID tags and QR codes

On-device RFID and QR codes make platform identification simple with improved inventory management.

Enhanced, user-focused industrial design

Stylish design courtesy of Pininfarina with rounded device edges and circular hex pattern for improved cooling.

Interface flexibility

PIM support

Multigigabit cellular connectivity offers 5G compatibility, investment protection, expanded transformation, and added application reliability.

Embedded port density

3

6

Higher WAN port density provides better redundancy and connectivity options at the branch and headend.

Additional resources

      Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family

      Cisco SD-WAN

      Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp

      Cisco SD-WAN Security

      Cisco SASE

 

 

 

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