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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.

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 MACsec ​256-bit 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, help 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 core switches support high-density 100 G, 40 G, 25 G, and 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

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, C9500-48X

  • 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)

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News and events

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CRN's Overall 2017 Network Product of the Year

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

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