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Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Switching for a new era of networking

Our Catalyst 9000 LAN switches constantly adapt to help you solve new challenges. Their integrated advanced security helps you address ever-changing threats. They simplify management of your evolving requirements for mobility, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT). Introducing an entirely new era of networking. The Network. Intuitive.

Features and benefits

Advanced security

The advanced end-to-end security capabilities of Catalyst 9000 switches help protect your organization before, during, and after an attack. Reduce your attack surface with Cisco trustworthy systems, microsegmentation, and AES-256/MACsec-256 encryption. Enhance malware detection and rapid threat containment with Encrypted Traffic Analytics.

Designed for IoT and mobility

Get industry-leading scale for converged mobile and IoT networking. Catalyst 9000 switches offer high-density Wave 2 and perpetual POE/PoE+/UPOE (100W ready), trustworthy-systems security, support for audio-visual bridging (AVB) and IEEE 1588 timing, service discovery, and IoT classification.

Cloud ready

Simplify, secure, and transform your cloud environment. Equipped with a DevOps ​toolkit, you can customize provisioning, automation, and monitoring.

Find the best Catalyst 9000 switch for you

Catalyst 9300 Series

  • Leading fixed-access campus LAN switch
  • Stacks to 480 Gbps
  • 192 or 384 ports of PoE, PoE+, 60W UPOE
  • SD-Access, Cisco StackWise, containers

Catalyst 9400 Series

  • Leading modular-access campus LAN switches
  • Supports up to 9 Tbps
  • 240 or 384 ports and 480 Gbps per slot
  • Secure segmentation with SD-Access

Catalyst 9500 Series

  • Industry’s first fixed-core 40-Gbps switch
  • 960 Gbps per chassis
  • Flexible templates for distribution, core design

Start your journey today

Build a foundation for extraordinary outcomes with a network that predicts, adapts, and protects your business.​

Featured technology

Software-Defined Access

Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) transforms network building and management. Make these tasks faster and easier, and improve business efficiency.

Cisco ONE Software

With Cisco ONE Software, buy and consume infrastructure software in a way that meets your budget and investment strategy.

Encrypted Traffic Analytics

Get faster time to response and better cryptographic compliance. Encrypted Traffic Analytics uses passive monitoring, data-element extraction, and machine learning to dramatically boost security visibility.

Why upgrade to Catalyst 9000 switches

Faster access, faster core

Catalyst 9000 switches are twice as fast, with twice the capacity of other Catalyst switches in their class.

End-to-end security

Catalyst 9000 switches are a critical part of an integrated security solution. Reduce attack surface and rapidly detect and contain threats.

Centralized management

With SD-Access, close IT skill gaps created by cloud, virtualization, and automation technologies. Simplify control and reduce CLI input.

Cisco named leader in Gartner report

See how Cisco measures up against our competition for wireless and wireless LAN access infrastructure.

Improve your bottom line

Use the DNA ROI Calculator to see how much your organization could save with a software-defined network.

About the Catalyst 9000 Family

The Cisco Catalyst 9000 fixed and modular, core and access LAN switches have been designed for an entirely new era of networking. Now your network can learn, adapt, and evolve.

An intuitive network recognizes your intent, mitigates threats through segmentation and encryption, and learns and changes over time. It’s simple. You can unlock opportunities, enhance security, improve business agility, and dramatically increase operational efficiencies.

Get unmatched scale for perpetual Cisco UPOE/POE+/PoE with our Catalyst 9000 switches. They're 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. Catalyst 9000 switches are flexible in scale and port speed from 1 gigabit Ethernet to multigigabit (1-10 Gbps) to 40 GE.

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See what customers are saying

"The Catalyst 9000 with open Cisco IOS XE simplifies operations dramatically and helps IT create a secure learning environment for our 10,000 employees and nearly 100,000 students."

-University of Vienna 

"As a leader in state-of-the art healthcare services, we depend on our 'always on' network. The resiliency, scale, and management simplicity of the Catalyst 9000 will allow our network to securely grow as quickly as our needs grow."

-Thomas Noppe, Lead IT Architect, UZ Leuven 

"Catalyst 9000 creates immediate IT efficiency results with a straightforward and simple provisioning view across secure micro-segments."

-Kevin Tompkins, Network Architect, Scentsy 

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