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Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms

Build a better cloud edge

The Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms provide SD-WAN services that scale; security by design; custom silicon; and optimized multicloud networking for the cloud edge.

Features and benefits

Security by design

With hardware accelerated crypto, multilayered security services, the Catalyst 8500 Series helps to secure the cloud edge.

Custom network processor unit (NPU)

The new, third-generation Cisco Quantum Flow Processor (QFP) and x86 SoC provides flexibility and reliable cloud-scale performance.

Advanced network intelligence

Get advanced network protocols and multipath steering for multicloud applications.

A faster platform built for the cloud

The Catalyst 8500 Series can simplify and automate multicloud, secure access service edge (SASE), and SD-WAN networks.

Find the right Catalyst 8500 for you

Compare models. Or try the router selector tool to find the ideal router for your needs.

Catalyst 8500L (PID: C8500L-8S4X)

  • Multiple 1/10G, 1RU SD-WAN platform
  • Up to 20-Gbps Cisco Express Forwarding aggregate throughput
  • Built-in interface flexibility (4 x 1/10GE)
  • vManage, Cisco DNA Center, programmable APIs

Catalyst 8500 (PID: C8500-12X)

  • High-density 1/10G, 1RU SD-WAN platform
  • Up to 120-Gbps Cisco Express Forwarding aggregate throughput
  • Built-in interface flexibility (12 x 1/10GE)
  • vManage, Cisco DNA Center, programmable APIs

Catalyst 8500-4QC (PID: C8500-12X4QC)

  • 40/100GE-port, 1RU SD-WAN
  • Up to 200 Gbps Cisco Express Forwarding aggregate throughput
  • vManage, Cisco DNA Center, programmable APIs
  • Built-in interface flexibility (1/10/40/100GE)

Deploy SD-WAN your way with Cisco DNA software

Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you access the latest software-defined WAN innovations and provide centralized management with security, application-aware policies, segmentation, and optimization for cloud connectivity.

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