Combining the best of Cisco SD-WAN and security, these intent-based networking (IBN) platforms are designed for scalability, flexibility, and secure connectivity. Optimized for a better user experience, the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms family helps you bridge the WAN edge and the cloud edge with accelerated SD-WAN and routing services, multilayered security, and edge intelligence.
Industry-leading security and networking converged for an SD-WAN and secure access service edge (SASE) architecture across all layers
Open and fully programmable for automation at cloud scale and for diverse microservices support
Flexible services support and end-to-end analytics for easy adoption of evolving technology, such as 5G
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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.
"As we expand our intent-based network, the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms check all the boxes for an agile SD-WAN solution that can deliver the performance, security, and visibility needed to deliver these real-time connected experiences."
Ed Vanderpool, IT Technical Manager, Adventist Health
"Cisco SD-WAN security delivers simplicity and automation, so that we can apply the right security controls where needed, when needed. We are very excited to bolster that solution with the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms."
Joachim Sinzig, Director of Product Management, Riedel Networks
"The Catalyst 8000 hardware has a small footprint with [a] good feature set and surprisingly high capacity. The possibility to locate a 4G or 5G antenna remote from the router itself with PoE is a feature that we will use in several cases, such as when a router is located inside EMP-shielded environments."
Gaute Melhus, Senior Engineer/Head of WAN, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency
"The Catalyst 8300 Series has enough horsepower for any size branch, or even small data centers. The modular design gives you flexibility to adopt many connectivity and services options. With networking and security combined, the platforms can be deployed with traditional or software-defined WANs."
Finn Poulsen, Systems Engineer, Conscia