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Campus LAN Switching – Core and Distribution

Cisco Catalyst core and distribution switches connect your multi-domain network together for streamlined operations, lower costs, better security, and easier scalability.

New fixed switches New modular switches

Power your digital organization with a dynamic enterprise network

Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus campus core and distribution LAN switches provide a broad range of deployment options in features, scale, port speeds, and interface types. Our fixed and modular core and distribution LAN switches have been designed to extend intent-based networking from the edge to the core and beyond. In a world that is always changing, you need a network that constantly learns, constantly adapts, and constantly protects.

Enhance security

Get integrated network security for before, during, and after an attack.

Improve reliability

Easily manage wired and wireless networks, strengthen security, and simplify your campus LAN.

Scale with efficiency

Pave your way to an automated, digital-ready network with access switches.

Find the best core and distribution switch for you

Need help finding the right switch?  See all solutions with the Cisco Switch Selector.

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series

  • Modular, Layers 2 and 3, up to 25.6 Tbps
  • Up to 48 x 100 G, 96 x 40 G and 192 x 25/10 G ports
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 6.4 Tbps
  • Up to 32 x 100/40 G and 48 x 25/10 G ports
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 9400 Series

  • Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 9 Tbps
  • Up to 384x 1mGig, PoE+, UPOE
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series

  • Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 11.4 Tbps
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

  • Modular, Layers 2 and 3, up to 83 Tbps
  • Up to 768 native 10-Gbps ports, 384 40-Gbps ports, or 192 100-Gbps ports
  • Supports Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

  • Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 11.4 Tbps
  • Up to 528x 1 G, and 180 x 10 G ports​
  • Supports Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Fiber Series

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • Up to 48x 10 G
  • Designed for Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Meraki aggregation switches

  • Stackable layer 3 switches, up to 800 Gbps
  • 32x 10 G
  • Cloud-managed, GUI-based configuration

Cisco DNA software fuels the intent-based network

Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you achieve the latest Cisco DNA innovations in policy-based automation, secure connectivity, and critical analytics and assurance across your network.

Related solutions and products

SD-Access

Enable policy-based automation from the edge to the cloud, for wired and wireless networks.

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

Predict network performance by using machine learning to correlate user and application data with actionable insights.

Accomplish more with Cisco Services

Succeed faster. Get expert guidance, deployment help, adoption strategies, centralized support, and staff training so you can start seeing the benefits of an intent-based network built on the Catalyst access portfolio.

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