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Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

Get faster access, faster aggregation

Get an access switch that gets you ready for 802.11ac Wave 2 and other new technologies that are here today, or coming at you tomorrow. Stackable Catalyst 3850 Series multigigabit and 10-Gbps network switches give you wired and wireless together so you can scale up and protect your investments.

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3850 Series Models

 

The 3850 Series includes switches for any network configuration, with more than 30 models to choose from. 

 

Access

3850-12X48U

  • 12 multitgigabit ports
  • 48 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports 8x10G and 2x40G uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

3850-24XU

  • 24 multitgigabit ports
  • 24 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports 8x10G and 2x40G uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

3850-48U

  • 48 10Mb/100Mb/1000M b ports
  • 48 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports many high-speed uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

3850-24U

  • 24 10Mb/100Mb/1000Mb ports
  • 24 UPOE ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports many high-speed uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Aggregation

3850-48XS

  • 48 10G SFP+ ports
  • 4x40G QSFP+ uplinks (fixed)
  • Supports all power supplies
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

3850-24XS

  • 24 10G SFP+ ports
  • Supports Cisco StackPower
  • Supports 8x10G and 2x40G uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

3850-NM-8-10G

  • Modular uplink
  • 8X10 GE SFP+ ports
  • Supports many 1G and 10G optics
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

3850-NM-2-40G

  • Modular uplink
  • 2x40 GE QSFP+ ports
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Features

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Cisco Digital Network Architecture

Only Cisco delivers a digital-ready approach that starts at the edge and extends to where applications reside.

Converged wired and wireless

Converged wired and wireless

The Catalyst 3850 switch gives you smart, simple, and highly secure converged access with an integrated wireless controller. Support up to 100 access points and 2000 wireless clients on each switching entity (switch or stack).

Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Technology

Cisco Catalyst Multigigabit Technology

Support 802.11ac Wave 2 with Catalyst Multigigabit Technology and get speeds beyond 1 Gigabit on existing Category 5e/6 cables. The 3850 switch has multigigabit ports to support 1, 2.5, 5, and 10-Gbps speeds on select models.

PoE, PoE+, and UPOE

PoE, PoE+, and UPOE

Power your solutions with support for PoE and PoE+ to provide up to 30W of power per port, or 60W of power per port with UPOE. Remove the need for additional electrical cabling and circuits to power your access points and IP phones. Add power to your solutions.

Effective security

Effective security

Get support for Flexible NetFlow, Cisco TrustSec, and MACsec encryption. Use your network as a security sensor and enforcer. Get started.

Cisco StackWise-480 technology

Cisco StackWise-480 technology

Achieve scalability and resiliency with 480 Gbps of stack throughput. Get much higher speeds than previous switching generations. Get the details.

Services

Manage your network proactively. Avoid migration risks and optimize your business architecture. 

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Cisco ONE for Access

Use our software to manage your entire switching structure as one converged component.

Plan your path to 802.11ac Wi-Fi

Plan your path to 802.11ac Wi-Fi

ZK Research recommends multigigabit technology as a cost-effective strategy. 

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Medical networks that analyze and learn

Medical networks that analyze and learn

"We’re no longer tied to managing individual appliances; it’s now security with automated simplicity."

Chad Spiers, Director of Information Security, Sentara Healthcare

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