Cisco Catalyst ESS9300 Embedded Series Switch

Secure, high-speed, ultracompact, ruggedized switch

The Catalyst ESS9300 is built for secure, high-bandwidth, mission-critical networks. The 10G switch is optimized for size, weight, and power and is ideal for mobile embedded networks that operate in extreme environments. The small-form-factor switch enables integrators to build custom solutions for specialized use cases.


Built for speed and security

The Catalyst ESS9300 provides 10 ports of 10-Gigabit Ethernet to meet the needs of high-throughput applications. It also has the crucial security features needed to protect mission-critical networks from cyber threats.

Compact design

The Catalyst ESS9300 Switch has an ultracompact form factor and is sensitive to size, weight, and power to effectively meet the needs of the tactical-defense, mining, and oil-and-gas industries.

Ruggedized for extreme environments

The Catalyst ESS9300 is ruggedized for the harshest conditions, including extreme temperatures, shock, and vibration. Cisco partners and integrators can develop ruggedized solutions for customers.

Advanced Cisco IOS XE operating system

The Catalyst ESS9300 runs the enterprise-grade Cisco IOS XE operating system, which offers industry-leading security, management, and switching features. You can use the Cisco command-line interface or the switch's web UI to configure and manage the switch.

Cisco Catalyst ESS9300 model


  • ESS9300 board
  • 10 ports of 10G SFP+
  • Advanced security features
  • Network Essentials

Use cases

Tactical data centers

Deploy Catalyst ESS9300 switches in a tactical environment, giving soldiers the ability to roll these systems onto and off aircraft or tactical ground combat vehicles. The advanced, secure, high-speed tactical network enables users to rapidly deploy on-the-move IT systems in foxholes or tent command posts. .

Next-gen combat vehicle

Deploy Catalyst ESS9300 switches to build advanced tactical networks that provide highly secure and reliable high-speed connectivity. Deliver highly secure broadband for voice, video, and data communications. Integrators can use theĀ ESS9300 in the communication systems of military vehicles, aircraft, helicopters, drones, and ships.

Mining and oil and gas

The Catalyst ESS9300 can also be used for other extremely rugged applications to monitor and analyze data as well as for applications that require high-quality voice, video, and data connectivity.

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