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The Catalyst 9500 Series is the first 40-Gb switch purpose-built for the enterprise campus. Designed for security, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the cloud, the Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series is the next generation of the most widely deployed switching platform. Catalyst 9500 fixed-core switches are a building block for Software-Defined Access, Cisco’s leading enterprise architecture.

Features and benefits

Defense across the attack continuum

The advanced capabilities of Catalyst 9500 switches help protect your organization before, during, and after an attack. Reduce your attack surface with Cisco trustworthy systems and MACSEC256 encryption. Enhance malware detection and rapid threat containment.

IoT readiness

The series delivers IoT convergence with industry-leading scale and capabilities. You get trustworthy security; support for audio-visual bridging (AVB) and the IEEE 1588 standard; service discovery; and IoT classification.

Cloud readiness

Simplify, secure, and transform your cloud environment. Cisco delivers a digital-ready approach that starts at the network edge and extends to where applications reside.

Foundational technology

These access switches support high-availability patching, graceful insertion and removal (GIR), and NSF/SSO, plus redundant, platinum-rated power supplies and fans. They also support advanced routing and infrastructure services.

Business architecture optimization services

Make the most of your network investment using performance, benchmarking, deployment, and incident trending analytics to intelligently run your network.​

Compare Catalyst 9500 models

Catalyst 9500-24Q

  • 24 ports of 40G with rich campus features
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS L2/L3 VPNs, MVPN
  • Flexible templates for distribution and core design
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9500-12Q

  • 12 ports of 40G with rich campus features
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS L2/L3 VPNs, MVPN
  • Flexible templates for distribution and core design
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

Catalyst 9500-40X

  • 40 ports of 10G with modular 10G/40G uplinks
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • MPLS L2/L3 VPNs, MVPN
  • Flexible templates for distribution and core design​
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)

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