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Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches

Switching for a new era of networking

Our Catalyst 9000 LAN switches were recently recognized as CRN’s 2017 Overall Network Product of the year for delivering exceptional security, programmability, and performance. The switches' 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 intent-based 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

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • Multigigabit technology
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE, Cisco StackPower
  • Up to 48 x 1/5/10 G ports, multigigabit, 25/40 G uplinks
  • Designed for DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9400 Series

  • Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 9 Tbps
  • Multigigabit technology, SFP/SFP+
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • Designed for DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9500 Series

  • StackWise Virtual stacking, Layer 2 and 3, 6.4 Tbps
  • Up to 32 x 100/40 G and 48 x 10 G ports
  • Designed for DNA and SD-Access
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

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.

Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches put to the test

Catalyst 9000 deep dive

Learn how the Catalyst 9000 family of switches helps you address your top IT challenges, including security, high availability, quality of service, and more.

Transitioning to 100-Gbps networking

Transitioning to 100-Gbps networking

GlobalData examines the demand for more network capacity, support for mobility, and the move to 100-Gbps networking.

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.

CRN's Overall 2017 Network Product of the Year

CRN's Overall 2017 Network Product of the Year

Catalyst 9000 switches were recognized for delivering unmatched security, programmability, and performance.

SD-Access workshop

SD-Access workshop with Q&A

Secure and automate your network with Software-Defined Access.

About the Catalyst 9000 Family

About the Catalyst 9000 Family

Cisco Catalyst 9000 fixed and modular, core and access LAN switches have been designed for an entirely new era of networking. Now your network can learn, adapt, and evolve.

An intuitive network recognizes your intent, mitigates threats through segmentation and encryption, and learns and changes over time. It's simple. You can unlock opportunities, enhance security, improve business agility, and dramatically increase operational efficiencies.

Get unmatched scale for perpetual Cisco UPOE/POE+/PoE with our Catalyst 9000 switches. They're a critical part of an integrated security architecture--one that works before, during, and after a threat occurs to reduce attack surface, detect malware and threats, and rapidly contain those threats. Catalyst 9000 switches are flexible in scale and port speed, from 1 Gigabit Ethernet to multigigabit (1,2.5,5,10 Gbps), 25 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE.​​​​

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See what customers are saying

"With new Cisco Catalyst 9500 high-performance switches, Cisco’s intent-based networking meets our OneNet architecture with 100-G-per-port capability.”

– University of Queensland

"The new Cisco Catalyst 9300 provides us the performance we need and the security features that are critical for our healthcare records. The new network, powered by Cisco Digital Network Architecture (Cisco DNA), gives us granular insight into who the users are, the devices they use, and the applications they access.”

- Michel Fontaine, Network Architect, Centre Hospitalier Chrétien (CHC), Belgium

"Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches help us to refresh our network, migrating from 40 G to 100 G in the core, and at the same time to protect our investment with 25-G interface support."

- Garry Peirce, Network Architect, Networkmaine, University of Maine

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