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Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series Switches

The future of campus core

Cisco Catalyst 9600 Series switches are purpose-built for resiliency at scale. They provide comprehensive security and can help your organization grow at low total operational cost. Built on the foundation of Catalyst 9000, the Catalyst 9600 Series offers scale and high levels of security when "always on" is your goal.

Features and benefits


Cisco's industry-leading security portfolio is anchored by Talos threat intelligence, ETA, trustworthy solutions, and MACsec encryption.

Highly resilient​​

Exceptional MTBF and high-availability features such as ISSU, GIR, and hot patching for maximum resiliency help keep your network running smoothly.

Open and programmable

Seamlessly integrate with full-stack programmability from ASIC to OS, enabling future features without hardware upgrades.

Model specifications

Catalyst 9600 Series 6-slot

  • Granular port options 1G/10G/25G/40G/100G, mGig
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access
  • State-of-the-art high availability with N+1 power and fan redundancy and 1+1 supervisor redundancy
  • 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 9600 Series switches

Faster core, faster access

Catalyst 9600 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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