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Cisco Catalyst 9000 Wireless and Switching Family

It's a new era in intent-based networking. The Catalyst family now extends to wireless, and we're introducing new switches for midmarket and simple branch deployments.

The foundation for intent-based networking

We designed the Catalyst 9000 access portfolio to support intent-based networking. This is about building a network that recognizes your intentions. It’s a network that learns, adapts, and protects your investment by getting more efficient and more secure over time.

Integrated security

Get a network that learns and adapts to new threats, protecting itself through segmentation and encryption.

Simplified operations

Gain automated wireless and wired provisioning and configuration for easier IoT and mobility device management.

Cloud ready

Simplify, secure, and deploy with your cloud environment. Customize provisioning, automation, and monitoring with your DevOps toolkit.

A closer look at the Catalyst 9000 family

Catalyst is both wireless and wired. Cisco Catalyst 9000 switches and wireless controllers are designed for an entirely new era of networking. Now your network can learn, adapt, and evolve.

The Catalyst family includes a critical part of an integrated security architecture—one that works before, during, and after a threat occurs, to reduce attack surface, detect malware and threats, and rapidly contain those threats.

An intuitive network recognizes intent, mitigates threats through segmentation and encryption, and learns over time. Unlock opportunities, enhance security, improve business agility, and increase operational efficiencies.

Get unmatched scale with the Catalyst 9000 family. Catalyst switches offer flexibility, with speeds from 1 Gigabit Ethernet to Multigigabit 1, 2.5, 5, 10 Gbps, 25 GE, 40 GE, and 100 GE. Catalyst controllers scale for higher-density wireless networks that serve more clients, including IoT.

Find the best Catalyst 9000 switch

Catalyst 9200 Series switches

  • Optional stacking, Layer 2 and 3, up to 160 Gbps
  • Full perpetual PoE+
  • 24 and 48 x 1 G ports, 1/10 G uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)​​

Catalyst 9300 Series switches

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps, embedded wireless controller
  • Multigigabit, PoE, PoE+, UPOE, Cisco StackPower
  • Up to 48 x 1/5/10 G ports, Multigigabit, 1/10/25/40 G uplinks
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)​​

Catalyst 9400 Series switches

  • StackWise Virtual stacking, Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 9 Tbps
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE
  • Multigigabit, SFP/SFP+/SFP28
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)​

Catalyst 9500 Series switches​

  • StackWise Virtual stacking, Layer 2 and 3, 6.4 Tbps
  • SFP+, SFP28, QSFP, QSFP28
  • Up to 32 x 100/40 G and 48 x 25G/10 G ports
  • Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (E-LLW)​​

Find the best Catalyst 9800 Wireless Controller

Catalyst 9800-40

  • For small to medium-sized campus deployments
  • Up to 2,000 APs, 32,000 clients, and 40-Gbps throughput
  • Hot patching, time saving and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry

Catalyst 9800-80

  • For large campus and service provider deployments
  • Up to 6000 APs, 64,000 clients, and 80-Gbps throughput
  • Hot patching, time saving and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry​

Catalyst 9800-CL

  • Deploy in private or public (AWS) cloud
  • Up to 6,000 APs and 64,000 clients
  • Hot patching, time saving and hitless upgrades
  • Advanced, on-demand telemetry

Wireless Embedded

  • Catalyst 9800 embedded on a Catalyst 9000 switch
  • Ideal for SD-Access-enabled distributed branches and small campuses
  • Up to 200 APs and 4,000 clients
  • Hot patching, time saving and hitless upgrades

Network Insider Series Webinar - Extending Intent-Based Networking Everywhere

Register now for the latest webinar on Intent-Based Networks and meet the newest members of the Catalyst family.

Why upgrade to Catalyst 9000 wireless controllers and switches

Security everywhere

Integrated security reduces your attack surface and helps you stop attacks before they start.


Centralize the configuration and management of your switches and wireless controllers in minutes, all through a single pane of glass, with Cisco DNA Center


Obtain uninterrupted services, even during upgrades, with the always-on, always available features of the Catalyst 9000 family.

Amplify innovation with Cisco DNA software

Power your infrastructure with policy-based automation, secure connectivity, intelligent analytics, and assurance. Segment your network for security, compliance, and simplified processes. Centralize policy management. Deliver exceptional wireless performance for high-density environments. Gain end-to-end visibility and remediation guidance.

Three subscription tiers- Cisco DNA Premier, Cisco DNA Advantage and Cisco DNA Essentials- answer your switching and wireless needs. Each includes flexible terms and software support. 

Accomplish more with Cisco Services

​Succeed faster. Get expert guidance, deployment help, adoption strategies, centralized support, and staff training so you can start seeing the benefits of an intent-based network built on the Catalyst access portfolio.

News and events

Catalyst 9000 switches and SD-Access

See what powerful automation and programmability look like and how these switches perform.

CRN's 2018 Overall Network Product of the Year

Catalyst 9000 switches were recognized for delivering unmatched security, programmability, and performance.

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