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Cisco Catalyst 9000 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.

Your organisation, your operational needs

Choose the management platform that works best for you. Your journey, your way.

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 wired and wireless 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 wired and wireless. 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

Catalyst 9300 Series switches

  • Stackable, Layer 2 and 3, 480 Gbps
  • Multigigabit, PoE, PoE+, UPOE, Cisco StackPower
  • Up to 48 x 1/5/10 G ports, Multigigabit, 1/10/25/40 G uplinks

Catalyst 9400 Series switches

  • StackWise Virtual stacking, Modular, Layer 2 and 3, up to 9 Tbps
  • Multigigabit, SFP/SFP+/SFP28
  • PoE, PoE+, UPOE

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

Find the best Catalyst 9000 Wireless Controller

Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller

  • Scales up to 2,000 APs and 32,000 clients with 40-Gbps performance
  • Supports ETA, SD-Access, and advanced on-demand telemetry
  • Hot and cold patching

Catalyst 9800-80 Wireless Controller

  • Scales up to 6,000 APs and 64,000 clients with 80-Gbps performance
  • Supports ETA, SD-Access, and advanced on-demand telemetry
  • Hot and cold patching

Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller for private cloud

  • Cloud-ready with support for ESXi, KVM, and ENCS
  • Scalable options for networks up to 6,000 APs and 64,000 clients
  • Hot and cold patching and advanced on-demand telemetry

Catalyst 9800-CL Wireless Controller for public cloud

  • Cloud-ready Controller with support for AWS
  • Scalable options for networks up to 1,000 APs and 10,000 clients
  • Hot and cold patching for advanced, on-demand telemetry

Why upgrade to Catalyst 9000 switches and wireless controllers

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 Essentials, Cisco DNA Advantage, and Cisco DNA Premier--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.

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