Top Reasons for Catalyst 8K-v3a

8 Ways to
Enable the Cloud Edge

Use cases for the Cisco Catalyst 8000
Edge Platforms Family

Catalyst 8000
Increased demands

Increased demands on the cloud
edge call for new solutions

Legacy WAN architectures that are not automated and are complex to manage hinder the ability to adopt new technology to access cloud applications.

In this situation, migrating to faster connectivity or adding new services or cloud applications could increase costs, compromise security, and increase downtime.

Plus a lack of visibility when consuming applications over the internet can negatively impact the user experience and decrease productivity for a distributed workforce.


60% of organizations
expect the majority of apps
to be SaaS by 2021


43% of network teams identified
improving embedded network
security capabilities as a priority


Over 70 percent of the global population will have mobile connectivity by 2023. The total number of global mobile subscribers will grow from 5.1 billion (66 percent of population) in 2018 to 5.7 billion (71 percent of population) by 2023.

Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge

The Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family delivers greater agility
and automation than ever before. They offer agility, pervasive security,
and visibility in a cloud-based, as-a-service solution to bridge
the WAN edge to the cloud edge.

Discover 8 possibilities at the new cloud edge with
the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family


Deliver an exceptional
multicloud experience


Be ready for


Secure your DIA


Enable a
SASE architecture


Become 5G ready
at remote sites


Deliver agility, assurance, and self-healing capabilities at the cloud edge


Host applications
at the edge for
lower latency


Consolidate services
with a Cisco software-
defined branch

Experience the agility, security, and visibility you need
with the Cisco Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family

encrypted traffic

3x the encrypted traffic performance

3x to 4x

3x to 4x the performance – higher processing through a customized high-speed port connection to the main processing engine

Up to 5x

Up to 5x greater IPsec performance than current alternatives on the market

See more on the Catalyst 8000 Edge Platforms Family

See more on the Catalyst 8000 Family Benefits of upgrading to Catalyst 8000