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NOTE: This product is no longer being sold and might not be supported.

View the End-of-Life Notice to learn: 

  • End-of-sale and end-of-life dates
  • What replacement products are available
  • Information about product support

Recommended Migration: The Cisco Catalyst 6506-E Switch replaces this end-of sale product.

The 6- slot Catalyst 6506 chassis provides intermediate port densities, ideal for many wiring closet and core network deployments.

Key Features:

Supports all Catalyst 6500 modules, including all:

  • Supervisor engines
  • Switch fabric modules
  • Fast Ethernet modules
  • Gigabit Ethernet modules
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
  • Voice modules
  • Flex Wan Modules
  • ATM modules
  • Multi Gigabit services modules (content services, firewall, intrusion detection, IPSec/VPN, network analysis, and SSL acceleration)

Supports both CatOS and IOS software

Provides maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid 2-3 second failover across supervisor engine.

The Cisco Catalyst 6506 Firewall Security System is a three-slot model providing a turnkey solution that integrates a Cisco Catalyst 6000 Supervisor 2 (with integrated Policy and Multilayer Switch Feature cards [PFC2/MFC2] for system control, routing services, and dual-Gigabit-Ethernet ports); a Cisco Catalyst Firewall Service Module providing 5 Gbps of firewall services; and a single open slot for site customization.

The Cisco Catalyst IPSec VPN systems take advantage of the Cisco Catalyst IPSec VPN Service Module and provide up to 2 Gbps of Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) encryption. The Cisco Catalyst 6506 IPSec VPN System provides a broad suite of services and a multitude of I/O interfaces inherent in the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series.

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