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Enterprise backbone of the digital organization

Get the scale, security, and simplicity you need to meet your business challenges. Catalyst 6800 Series switches are powerful campus backbone switches optimized for Multigigabit Ethernet services to help you protect your network investment.


Choose from 4 different chassis.

Cisco Catalyst 6880-X Switch

  • 4 module slots, 5 RU
  • 80 x 10/1 G SFP
  • Slot capacity 80 – 240 Gb/s
  • Switching capacity up to 4 Tb/s (VSS)
  • Cisco Catalyst Instant Access

Cisco Catalyst 6840-X Switch

  • 4 slots, 2 RU
  • 16, 32 x 10 SFP/SFP+
  • 24, 40 x 10 G SFP/SFP+ and 2x40G QSFP
  • Slot capacity 80 – 240 Gb/s
  • Switching capacity up to 1.92 Tb/s (VSS)

Cisco Catalyst 6807-XL Switch

  • 5 module slots, 2 SUP slots 10 RU
  • Slot capacity of up to 880 Gb per slot
  • Switching capacity up to 11.4 Tb/s
  • Supports ASA, NAM-3, and WiSM2

Cisco Catalyst 6800ia Switch

  • 1 Slot, 1 RU
  • 48 10/100/1000 E ports
  • PoE/PoE+
  • Stackable (3x)


Cisco Digital Network Architecture

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


The Catalyst 6800 is powered by Smart Operations and Catalyst Instant Access. It extends backbone features to the access layer to simplify configuration and management.


Integrated service modules support wireless, network analysis, automate operations, and pervasive security. Virtual Switching System supports resiliency and high availability.


Catalyst 6800 switches are protected by Cisco TrustSec and IOS Flexible NetFlow for secure, scalable, dynamic, role-based access control and network visibility.


6800 Series Switches are optimized for secure 1-10 Gb services. They offer a switching capacity of up to 11.4 Tb.


Manage your network proactively, avoid migration risks, and optimize your business architecture. 

It's easy to buy and manage software

Cisco ONE for Access

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

Simplifying a 100-Building Network

"Our Cisco infrastructure] allows us to virtualize the network, offer segmentation for various faculty, researchers, staff, and students using a wired and wireless infrastructure."

Jason Bothe, Manager of Networking, Rice University

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