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

Why upgrade?‚Äč | See the Catalyst 9600 Series

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

Need help finding the right switch? Use our Cisco Switch Selector to find the ideal switch for your needs.

Cisco Catalyst 6513-E switch

  • 13 slots, 19 RU
  • 44 x 40 GE ports
  • 180 x 10 GE ports
  • 534 x 1 GE ports
  • 529 x 10/100/1000 ports
  • Forwarding capacity up to 720 Mpps

Cisco Catalyst 6509-E switch

  • 9 slots, 14 RU
  • 32 x 40 GE ports
  • 130 x 10 GE ports
  • 387 x 1 GE ports
  • 385 x 10/100/1000 ports
  • Forwarding capacity up to 510 Mpps

Cisco Catalyst 6506-E switch

  • 6 slots, 11 RU
  • 20 x 40 GE ports
  • 82 x 10 GE ports
  • 243 x 1 GE ports
  • 241 x 10/100/1000 ports
  • Forwarding capacity up to 330 Mpps

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. 

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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