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Campus LAN Switching –
Core and Distribution

Get scalable, secure network switches with exceptional intelligence.

See what's new

Evolve your network switches for innovation

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

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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 6.4 Tbps
  • Multigigabit technology
  • Up to 32 x 100/40 G and 48 x 25/10 G ports
  • Designed for DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Cisco Nexus 7000 Series

  • Optimized for 10/40/100 GE services
  • Up to 768 native 10-Gbps ports, 384 40-Gbps ports, or 192 100-Gbps ports
  • Integrated hardware, software features, and management to support zero-downtime environments
  • Up to 83 Tbps of overall switching capacity
  • Supports DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 6800 Series

  • Optimized for 1 and 10 GE services
  • Higher slot capacity up to 880 Gb
  • Switching capacity up to 11.4 Tb
  • Simplified operations with Catalyst Instant Access
  • Supports DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series

  • Virtual Switching System for resiliency
  • Integrated service modules to support wireless, network analysis, and security
  • 80 Gbps-per-slot capacity, 180 Gbps-per-slot capable
  • Supports DNA and SD-Access

Cisco Catalyst 4500-X Series

  • Cost-effective, small, fixed aggregation switch
  • High-availability features reduce downtime
  • Scales with up to 800 Gbps switching capacity
  • Up to 40 x 1 G/10 G ports
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW)

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Fiber Series

  • Platform for low-density 1 GB distribution deployments
  • 12 and 24 Gigabit SFP port models
  • PoE, PoE+, StackPower, UPOE
  • Supports DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • Multigigabit technology
  • PoE, PoE+, StackPower, UPoE
  • 100 access points supported
  • Supports DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Meraki Aggregation Switches

  • Layer 3 switches, up to 32 ports
  • Cloud-managed, GUI-based configuration
  • Warm-spare redundancy
  • 1 G, 10 G, 40 G fiber ports (by model)

There are campus LAN switches, and then there are Cisco Catalyst 9000 family switches.

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About Cisco enterprise core and distribution LAN switches

The Cisco Catalyst and 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 for an entirely new era of intent-based networking.

Cisco has reinvented networking by designing intuitive networks that dramatically simplify operations and continuously optimize to meet business outcomes. In a world that is always changing, we create dynamic networks that constantly learn, constantly adapt, and constantly protect. This new era of networking is powered by intent and informed by context, with security embedded throughout.

Unlock the intelligence of the network and help your IT team dramatically improve productivity with enterprise switches like the industry-leading Catalyst 9500 Series. Cisco offers 100 G, 40 G, 25 G, and 10 G port speeds. 

Whether you operate in a traditional environment or in full fabric-control mode, Cisco Catalyst and Nexus core and distribution switches offer more capabilities and higher densities at competitive prices. Our switches can handle the demands of your network today, with an eye on handling the needs of the future.​

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