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Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Switch to something new

Boost speed, performance, and security with our latest high-density, modular-core enterprise network switches. 

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Deploy a comprehensive enterprise backbone

Get resiliency, security, and more. Catalyst 6500 Series Switches are widely deployed campus backbone switches. They are optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.

    Catalyst 6500 Series models

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    Cisco Catalyst 6513-E switch

    • 13 slots, 19 RU
    • 10/100/1000, 1G, 10G, 40G ports
    • Forwarding capacity up to 720 Mpps

    Cisco Catalyst 6509-E switch

    • 9 slots, 14 RU
    • 10/100/1000, 1G, 10G, 40G ports
    • Forwarding capacity up to 510 Mpps

    Cisco Catalyst 6506-E switch

    • 13 slots, 19 RU
    • 10/100/1000, 1G, 10G, 40G ports
    • Forwarding capacity up to 720 Mpps

    Deploy secure intelligent switching with Cisco DNA software

    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.

    Accelerate your success with services from Cisco Customer Experience

    Confidently move to a secure, automated intent-based network with expert guidance, proven experience, best practices, and innovative tools.

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