Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches

Switching for a new era of networking

Our Catalyst 9000 LAN switches constantly adapt to help you solve new challenges. Their integrated advanced security helps you address ever-changing threats. They simplify management of your evolving requirements for mobility, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT). Introducing an entirely new era of networking. The Network. Intuitive.

Features and benefits

Advanced security on Catalyst 9000 LAN switches

Advanced security

The advanced end-to-end security capabilities of Catalyst 9000 switches help protect your organization before, during, and after an attack. Reduce your attack surface with Cisco trustworthy systems, microsegmentation, and AES-256/MACsec-256 encryption. Enhance malware detection and rapid threat containment with Encrypted Traffic Analytics.

IoT and mobility on Catalyst 9000 LAN switches

Designed for IoT and mobility

Get industry-leading scale for converged mobile and IoT networking. Catalyst 9000 switches offer high-density Wave 2 and perpetual POE/PoE+/UPOE (100W ready), trustworthy-systems security, support for audio-visual bridging (AVB) and IEEE 1588 timing, service discovery, and IoT classification.

Cloud-ready Catalyst 9000 LAN switches

Cloud ready

Simplify, secure, and transform your cloud environment. Equipped with a DevOps ​toolkit, you can customize provisioning, automation, and monitoring.

Find the best Catalyst 9000 switch for you

Catalyst 9300 Series

  • Leading fixed-access campus LAN switch
  • Stacks to 480 Gbps
  • 192 or 384 ports of PoE, PoE+, 60W UPOE
  • SD-Access, Cisco StackWise, containers

Catalyst 9400 Series

  • Leading modular-access campus LAN switches
  • Supports up to 9 Tbps
  • 240 or 384 ports and 480 Gbps per slot
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access

Catalyst 9500 Series

  • Industry’s first fixed-core 40-Gbps switch
  • 960 Gbps per chassis
  • Flexible templates for distribution, core design

Start your journey today

Build a foundation for extraordinary outcomes with a network that predicts, adapts, and protects your business.​

Featured technology

Software-Defined Access

Software-Defined Access

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) transforms network building and management. Make these tasks faster and easier, and improve business efficiency.

Cisco ONE Software

Cisco ONE Software

With Cisco ONE Software, buy and consume infrastructure software in a way that meets your budget and investment strategy.

Encrypted Traffic Analytics

Encrypted Traffic Analytics

Get faster time to response and better cryptographic compliance. Encrypted Traffic Analytics uses passive monitoring, data-element extraction, and machine learning to dramatically boost security visibility.

Why upgrade to Catalyst 9000 switches

Faster access, faster core

Catalyst 9000 switches are twice as fast, with twice the capacity of other Catalyst switches in their class.

End-to-end security

Catalyst 9000 switches are a critical part of an integrated security solution. Reduce attack surface and rapidly detect and contain threats.

Centralized management

With SD-Access, close IT skill gaps created by cloud, virtualization, and automation technologies. Simplify control and reduce CLI input.

News and events

Catalyst 9000 programmability

A new era of programmability

Learn what you can do with open, programmable Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches.

Catalyst 9000 and SD-Access

Catalyst 9000 and SD-Access

See what powerful automation and programmability look like and how these switches perform.

SD-Access preview

SD-Access preview

See how SD-Access provides business agility and scale by automating one policy across the entire access network.

SD-Access workshop

SD-Access workshop with Q&A

Secure and automate your network with Software-Defined Access.

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See what customers are saying

"The Catalyst 9000 with open Cisco IOS XE simplifies operations dramatically and helps IT create a secure learning environment for our 10,000 employees and nearly 100,000 students."

-University of Vienna 

"As a leader in state-of-the art healthcare services, we depend on our 'always on' network. The resiliency, scale, and management simplicity of the Catalyst 9000 will allow our network to securely grow as quickly as our needs grow."

-Thomas Noppe, Lead IT Architect, UZ Leuven 

"Catalyst 9000 creates immediate IT efficiency results with a straightforward and simple provisioning view across secure micro-segments."

-Kevin Tompkins, Network Architect, Scentsy 




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