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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

High-density advanced services in a compact form factor

The Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series, including the new Catalyst 9500X model based on the Cisco Silicon One ASIC, are purpose-built, fixed core and distribution switches for resilience at scale especially when "always on" is your goal.


Features and benefits

Defense across the attack continuum

Reduce your attack surface with Cisco trustworthy solutions and MACsec 256-bit encryption. Enhance your ability to detect malware and rapidly contain threats.

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

Enjoy 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

 The Catalyst 9500 Series offers scale and high levels of security when "always on" is your goal. These switches also offer you the choice of Cisco DNA Center or cloud-monitored Catalyst options.​

Catalyst 9500X 400G, 100G/40G switches

C9500X-28C8D (new)

  • 28 ports of 100G/40G QSFP28, 8 ports of 400G/200G/100G QSFP-DD
  • Industry-first 400G enterprise-class switch, 25.6-Tbps capacity
  • High-performance Cisco Silicon One ASIC
  • 400G QSFP-DD, 100G QSFP28

Catalyst 9500 100G high-performance switches


  • 32 ports of 100G with rich campus features
  • Industry-first 100G enterprise-class switch
  • High-performance UADP 3.0 ASIC with enhanced MAC, IP route, and ACL scale
  • 100G QSFP28

Catalyst 9500 40G high-performance switches


  • 32 ports of 40G with rich campus features
  • High-performance UADP 3.0 ASIC with enhanced MAC, IP route, and ACL scale
  • 40G QSFP

Catalyst 9500 25G high-performance switches

C9500-24Y4C, C9500-48Y4C

  • 24 and 48 ports of multirate 25G/10G/1G with rich campus features
  • Cisco innovation extending SR reach to 300 meters
  • High-performance UADP 3.0 with enhanced MAC, IP route, and ACL scale
  • 25G SFP28, 10G SFP+, 1G SFP

Catalyst 9500 40G switches

C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q

  • 12 and 24 ports of 40G with rich campus features
  • 40G QSFP+

Catalyst 9500 10G/1G switches

C9500-16X, C9500-40X

  • 16 to 40 ports of 10G/1G with rich campus features
  • 8 x 10G/1G and 2 x 40G modular uplinks
  • 10G SFP+, 1G SFP

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