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Types of Small Business Network Switches - Cisco

Switches are the basic building blocks of every network. Build your network on a reliable and secure foundation that’s easy to manage

Which network switch fits?

Switches connect things like computers, printers, and servers, creating a network of shared resources. There are many different kinds of switches, but  the two most basic categories are on-premises and cloud-managed. Check them out below.  For a deeper dive, read this article about the different types of network and ethernet switches.

On-premises switches

Need tighter control of your network traffic? A managed on-premises switch lets you configure and monitor your LAN. If you want to connect networks, you’ll need a managed switch with Layer 2 or Layer 3 capabilities.

Cloud-managed switches

Have a small IT team? A cloud-managed switch can simplify your network management. You get a simple user interface, multisite full-stack management, and automatic updates delivered directly to the switch.

Cloud-managed switches

Meraki MS120 Compact Series Switches

It's cloud-managed switching that’s perfect for the Small Branch. This series offers Layer 2 access switching and a centralized management platform that gives administrators granular visibility into their network.

Meraki MS210 Stackable Access Series Switches

Cloud-managed switching for Branch and Small Campus: These stackable 1G switches provide Layer 2 access switching along with the centralized management platform that offers deep visibility into your network.

On-premises switches

350X Series Stackable Managed Switches

Equipped with advanced security capabilities, these switches are capable of deploying 10 Gigabit Ethernet. Configuration wizards and true stacking make it easy to configure, manage, and troubleshoot multiple physical switches as a single device – allowing for future expansion.

550X Series Stackable Managed Switches

These stackable managed Ethernet switches provide the advanced capabilities and superior performance you need to support a more demanding network environment. With a stacking capability of up to 8 units and 400 ports in a single stack, they help you respond to additional applications, devices, and users.

Catalyst 9200 Series Switches

The Catalyst 9200 Series delivers the best-of-breed features. It's highly secure and always on, and it provides IT simplicity, for a great experience every time.

Catalyst 2960L Series Switches

Simplify operations, get the reliability you need, and deliver better mobile experiences with the Cisco Catalyst 2960-L fixed managed and 2960-L Smart Managed switches.

Cisco FindIT 2.0 management for on-premises networking solutions

Discover, monitor and manage your networking equipment, no matter where you are in the world with Cisco FindIT Network Management. This software is free of charge—and your first ten devices are free to manage, giving you more predictability in your budget.

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