Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms combine SD-WAN, application visibility, and cloud security to deliver scalable, flexible, and secure cloud connectivity for nearly any organization. You get fast cloud connections for your entire network, plus visibility and control beyond traditional network boundaries.
Visibility across the internet, the cloud, and SaaS with the forthcoming native integration of Cisco ThousandEyes on compatible Catalyst 8200 Series and Catalyst 8300 Series Edge Platforms
Industry-leading security, visibility through Cisco ThousandEyes, and advanced networking combined in an SD-WAN and secure access service edge (SASE) architecture
Open and fully programmable for automation and diverse microservices support at cloud scale
Flexible services support and end-to-end analytics for easy adoption of evolving technology, such as 5G
Secure, multicloud connectivity made easy with automation, visibility, and control
Multidomain integration, network functions virtualization (NFV) services, and cloud-managed security combined in our secure SD-Branch solution
Multidomain integration, SD-WAN services, and comprehensive cloud-managed security for the transformed branch
Industry-leading performance for SD-WAN and aggregation at the internet edge, powered by Cisco's third-generation, programmable QuantumFlow Processor (QFP) and x86 SoC architectures
Simple, flexible software subscription suites help you access the latest software-defined WAN innovations and provide centralized management with security, application-aware policies, segmentation, and optimization for cloud connectivity.
"During this time of such tremendous digital transformation in business, a MEF 3.0 SD-WAN certification is proven to conform to MEF's meticulous specifications for performance, assurance, and agility. I am very happy to see one of the main telecommunications technology suppliers committing to meet the industry's highest standards."
- Franck Morales, Director, MEF, and Vice President, Connectivity Services, Orange Business Services
"As we expand our intent-based network, the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms check all the boxes for an agile SD-WAN solution that can deliver the performance, security, and visibility needed to deliver these real-time connected experiences."
Ed Vanderpool, IT Technical Manager, Adventist Health
"Cisco SD-WAN security delivers simplicity and automation, so that we can apply the right security controls where needed, when needed. We are very excited to bolster that solution with the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms."
Joachim Sinzig, Director of Product Management, Riedel Networks
"The Catalyst 8000 hardware has a small footprint with [a] good feature set and surprisingly high capacity. The possibility to locate a 4G or 5G antenna remote from the router itself with PoE is a feature that we will use in several cases, such as when a router is located inside EMP-shielded environments."
Gaute Melhus, Senior Engineer/Head of WAN, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency
"The Catalyst 8300 Series has enough horsepower for any size branch, or even small data centers. The modular design gives you flexibility to adopt many connectivity and services options. With networking and security combined, the platforms can be deployed with traditional or software-defined WANs."
Finn Poulsen, Systems Engineer, Conscia
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