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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

High-density advanced services in a compact form factor

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series is the first 100/40-Gbps switch purpose built for the enterprise campus. It was recently recognized as CRN's 2017 Overall Network Product of the Year. Designed for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, Catalyst 9500 fixed-core switches are high-density building blocks for a next-generation, intent-based network.

 

The network, now more than ever

Your network plays a crucial role in keeping your organization running by enabling remote work.

Features and benefits

Defense across the attack continuum

Reduce your attack surface with Cisco Trustworthy Solutions and MACsec ​256-bit encryption. Enhance malware detection and rapid threat containment.

IoT readiness

Automate network provisioning, segmentation, and policy management to support IoT without interruption, while limiting where IoT devices go on the network.

Cloud readiness

Simplify, help secure, and transform your cloud environment from the network edge to where applications reside.

Foundational technology

High density and high availability with patching, graceful insertion and removal (GIR), NSF/SSO, and redundant, platinum-rated power supplies and fans.

Compare Catalyst 9500 models

Choose from 24 models in the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series.

Catalyst 9500 100/40-G 32-port switches

C9500-32C, C9500-32QC

  • 32 ports of 100 G and 40 G with rich campus features
  • Industry-first 100 G and 40 G enterprise-class switch
  • High performance, QSFP+
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS L2/L3 VPNs, MVPN; flexible design templates
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9500 25-G 24- and 48-port switches

C9500-24Y4C, C9500-48Y4C

  • 24 and 48 ports of 25 G with rich campus features
  • Cisco innovation extending SR reach to 300 million
  • High performance, SFP28
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS Level 2/3 VPNs, MVPN; flexible design templates
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9500 40-G 12- and 24-port switches

C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q

  • 32 ports of 40 G with rich campus features
  • QSFP+, 10/40 G uplinks
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS Level 2/3 VPNs, MVPN; flexible design templates
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9500 1/10-G ​16- and 40-port switches

C9500-16X, C9500-40X

  • 16 to 40 ports of 1/10 G with rich campus features
  • SFP/SFP+, 8 x 1/10 G or 2 x 40 G uplinks
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS Level 2/3 VPNs, MVPN; flexible design templates
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Deploy secure intelligent switching with Cisco DNA software

Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you achieve the latest Cisco DNA innovations in policy-based automation, secure connectivity, and critical analytics and assurance across your network.

Why upgrade to Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switches

Faster core, faster access

Catalyst 9500 Series switches are twice as fast and have twice the capacity with feature parity of traditional switches plus the advantages of Cisco DNA Center.

Security everywhere

Constantly learning, constantly protecting integrated security reduces your attack surface and helps you detect and stop threats.

Centralized management

SD-Access and WebUI help close IT skills gaps created by cloud, virtualization, and automation technologies.

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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