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Benefits of Upgrading to Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches Feature Comparision

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Catalyst® 9200 Series Switches

Why upgrade to Cisco® Catalyst® 9200 Series Switches?

Simplicity without compromise

Designed for the new era of intent-based networking, Catalyst 9000 switches combine programmable ASIC and software innovations to deliver the industry’s highest performance and functionality plus breakthrough advancements in security, IoT, mobility and cloud.

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches extend the power of intent-based networking and Cisco Catalyst 9000 hardware and software innovation to a broader set of deployments. Compared to the scale and feature richness the of 9300 Series, Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series Switches focus on offering right-sized switching for simple branch deployments. With its family pedigree, the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series offers simplicity without compromise – it is secure, always on, and provides a new level of IT simplicity.

Secure, simple, solid. That’s how we build them.

Table 1.           Benefits of the Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series compared to other Cisco Catalyst access switches in the same class

Trend

Feature

Installed-base access switches

 

Benefits

Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series

Cisco Catalyst 2960-XR Series

Cisco Catalyst 9200 Series

Scale and performance

Bandwidth per stack

80 Gbps

80 Gbps

Up to 160 Gbps

Twice the density at nearly the same price

Uplinks

4x 1G SFP

2x 10G SFP+

2x 10/100/1000 BT

4x 1G SFP

2x 10G SFP+

4x 1G SFP

4x 10G SFP+

 

Advanced security

Full Flexible NetFlow

Cisco TrustSec® and SGT for wired and wireless

Orchestrate role-based access to corporate resources

Trustworthy solutions

 

MACsec link encryption

-

-

AES-128, MACsec-128

Simplicity and automation

Cisco IOS® XE

-

-

Single common network OS across switching, routing, wireless, and IoT

Model-driven programmability

-

-

Standards-based programmable interfaces

Streaming telemetry

-

-

Rich contextual insights

SD-Access programmability

 

-

Automation and assurance

Meraki cloud monitoring

-

-

Visibility on Meraki Dashboard

1G: Gigabit Ethernet, SFP: Small Form-Factor Pluggable, SGT: Security Group Tag, SD-Access: Software-Defined Access

Table 2.           Benefits of the Cisco Catalyst 9200CX models compared to other Cisco Catalyst compact access switches in the same class

Trend

Feature

Installed-base access switches

 

Benefits

Cisco Catalyst 2960-CX Series

Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series

Cisco Catalyst 9200CX models

Scale and performance

ports

8, 12x 1Gbps

PoE+, data options

8, 12 x 1Gbps

PoE+, data options

8, 12x 1Gbps

PoE+, data options

Twice the density at nearly the same price

Uplinks

2x 1G SFP + 2x 1G copper

2x 1G SFP,
2x 1G copper,

2x 10G SFP+

4x 10G SFP+

+ 2x 1G copper

 

Advanced security

Full Flexible NetFlow

X – NetFlow Lite

X – NetFlow Lite

 

Cisco TrustSec® and SGT for wired and wireless

Orchestrate role-based access to corporate resources

Trustworthy solutions

-

-

 

MACsec link encryption

-

-

AES-256, MACsec-256

Simplicity and automation

Cisco IOS® XE

-

-

Single common network OS across switching, routing, wireless, and IoT

Model-driven programmability

-

-

Standards-based programmable interfaces

Streaming telemetry

-

-

Rich contextual insights

SD-Access programmability

Extended node only

Extended node only

Automation and assurance

1G: Gigabit Ethernet, SFP: Small Form-Factor Pluggable, SGT: Security Group Tag, SD-Access: Software-Defined Access

Cisco services

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