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Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Switches

Switch to something new:

Switch to something new: Boost speed and performance with our newest, most secure switches! The Catalyst 9400 Series includes our highest density modular-access, stackable enterprise network switches.

Deploy seamless wired and wireless access

Accelerate business growth and improve efficiency. The Catalyst 4500E Series is Cisco SD-Access-ready, and it’s the industry's most widely deployed modular platform for campus access and distribution deployments. Now with Supervisor 9-E, 8-E, and 8L-E, these switches offer 928 Gbps of wired and wireless converged access per system. 

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

See the difference

Catalyst 4500E Series Models

Choose from 6 different chassis and 7 supervisors.

Cisco DNA software fuels the intent-based network

Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you achieve the latest DNA innovations in policy-based automation, secure connectivity, and critical analytics and assurance across your network. Not what you need? Maybe Cisco ONE for Access perpetual software for secure converged management is right for you.


Cisco Digital Network Architecture

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

Industry-leading modular access switching

Catalyst 4500E switches with Supervisor 9-E, 8-E, or 8L-E offer exceptional scalability and features to meet current and future network demands. Get up to 928-Gbps bandwidth, nonblocking 48 Gbps per slot, and 9000W of power through PoE ports.

Converged wired and wireless access

The Supervisor Engine 9-E, 8-E, and 8L-E come with a built-in wireless controller, extending wired features to wireless. They support up to 20-Gbps wireless throughput, 50 access points, and 2000 wireless clients on single system.

Advanced intelligent services

The Catalyst 4500E delivers comprehensive intelligent services for automation, real-time monitoring, and exceptional resiliency. It is also green, with energy-efficient technology built in.

Single, highly secure network fabric

Help secure your organization and achieve regulatory compliance with end-to-end segmentation that keeps user, device, and application traffic separate. Automate user-access policy and apply the right policies for users or devices to any application. 

Investment protection and reduced TCO

Get industry-leading investment protection. The Catalyst 4500E offers more than 10 years of backward and forward compatibility for line cards, as well as long software lifecycles. Includes Limited Lifetime Warranty (LLW).

How our customers deployed the Catalyst 4500E

Cut costs, boost quality

Medical technology provider Hill-Rom improves nursing care with the Catalyst 4500. (6:25 min)

A consistent user experience

The Catalyst 4500E helps a 26-campus college provide network access. (3:20 min)

Feedback from customers

Customers in various industries review Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Switches.

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