Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Series Switches

Cost-Effective Access Switches That Scale

Get the enterprise-class features you want at a great price. Our 2960-X Series are stackable Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 access switches. They’re easy to deploy, manage, and troubleshoot. They offer benefits like automated software installation and port configuration. And they help you cut costs with energy-efficient features.


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Features and Capabilities


  • Automates software installation for zero-touch deployment
  • Configures ports automatically based on device type
  • Gives you proactive diagnostics and remediation of hardware and software issues with Smart Call Home


  • Consumes less power with switch hibernation mode
  • Reduces traffic disruption due to control plane redundancy across FlexStack-Plus switches
  • Offers application visibility and control with NetFlow Lite to prioritize applications

Highly Secure

  • Uses standards-based 802.1X for port-based network access control
  • Helps enable scalable and dynamic role-based access control with Cisco TrustSec
  • Protects against IPv6 address theft and malicious attacks with IPv6 First Hop Security

Specifications at a Glance

Total 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports 24 or 48
Uplinks 2x10 GE (SFP+) or 4x1 GE (SFP) options
FlexStack+ Optional on all LAN Base and IP-Lite models
PoE/PoE+ power available 370W or 740W
Layer 2, Layer 3 2960-X: Layer 2, 2960-XR: Layer 2, Layer 3

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