Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms

Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms

Build a smarter network edge

Designed for security, built for scale. Create a superior network edge with accelerated aggregation services, multicloud networking, and edge intelligence.

Cloud-scale WAN performance in a compact form factor

Expedite your cloud journey with accelerated services, multilayer security, and edge intelligence. 


Create great user experiences

Deliver outstanding service and agile connectivity to users near and far.

Streamline services integration

Enjoy cloud-scale performance with accelerated services that are powered by custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) architecture.

See more, solve more

Centrally manage your environment with Cisco vManage. Get actionable insights across the internet, cloud, and applications with built-in Cisco vAnalytics and Cisco ThousandEyes solutions.

Layer your security

Gain industry-leading multilayered protection—and move to secure access service edge (SASE) with SD-WAN for on-premises and cloud-delivered security.

Catalyst 8500 Series models

Get licensing and support for Cisco Catalyst 8500 and Cisco SD-WAN through flexible subscriptions.

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Catalyst 8500 C8500-12X4QC model

Meet your next edge platform

Cisco Catalyst 8500 Series Edge Platforms are designed for accelerated services, multilayer security, cloud-native agility, and edge intelligence.

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Cisco SD-WAN-enabled routers and Cisco vManage network management dashboard

Get the power of SD-WAN and save up to 30%

Upgrade to Cisco IOS XE for advanced SD-WAN capabilities. Get up to 30% off software subscriptions and selected routers. 

Offer expires on July 29, 2023.

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Move your business forward faster

Boost agility, innovation, and growth with expert advisory services and analytics-driven insights. 

See real-world SD-WAN results

IDC researched the value and benefits for organizations that use Cisco SD-WAN. See the results, including a projected 402% ROI over 5 years.