Network Infrastructure Upgrade Guide
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INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE GUIDE

Reinvent your network. Upgrade to the future.

Constantly learning, adapting, and protecting.

Today’s network needs to do more, so it needs to be more. This new network needs to be intuitive - informed by context, powered by intent and driven by intuition. Cisco Software-Defined Access with its switching and wireless infrastructure provides a foundation that delivers better experiences, more securely.

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Security

Lower risk through security and compliance.

Driven by intuition, Cisco’s switching and wireless solutions maintain the client experience while mitigating interference and protecting against malicious activity and wireless rogue attacks.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

See invisible threats and automate security responses—even in encrypted traffic—with the new Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

See invisible threats and automate security responses—even in encrypted traffic—with the new Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches.

Benefits

  • Orchestrate role-based access.
  • Enhance malware detection and rapid threat containment.
  • Support MACsec Layer 2 encryption with AES-256 cipher.
  • Verify hardware and software identities.


Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Wireless is your first line of defense. Helping to protect the clients, protect the air, and protect your network. Introducing an entirely new era of secure wireless networking.

Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Wireless is your first line of defense. Helping to protect the clients, protect the air, and protect your network. Introducing an entirely new era of secure wireless networking.

Benefits

  • Provide security for all access devices, including guest and BYOD policies.
  • Segment unsecured IoT devices from the rest of the network with SD-Access.
  • Perform wireless security monitoring with Flexible Radio Assignment.
  • Help protect airwaves from wireless attacks, rogues, and interference.
  • Provide platform integrity where security is built into all infrastructure hardware and software.

Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

FOR HIGH-DENSITY ENVIRONMENTS
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Best paired with:
Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 8540 Series Wireless LAN Controller provides real-time communications between our Aironet access points and DNA Center. Learn more >

Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

FOR ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS
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Best paired with:
Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform optimized for the next generation of wireless networks. Learn more >

Next Steps

Ready to make the move to intent-based networking with SD‑Access? Our experts are on hand to answer questions and get you started.

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Mobility

Going mobile has never been easier.

Provide a flawless experience for mission-critical applications everywhere. And help your staff and guests do more by delivering wireless connectivity for all their devices.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Get industry-leading scale for converged IoT networking with the new Catalyst 9000 Family Switches.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Get industry-leading scale for converged IoT networking with the new Catalyst 9000 Family Switches.

Benefits

  • Enable converged wired and wireless access.
  • Gain operational simplicity and scale.
  • Increase business agility and insight.
  • Simplify converged wired and wireless design, deployment and management with SD-Access.
  • Get support for the industry’s highest density Wave 2 deployments with Multigigabit, our enhancement to IEEE 803.2bz standard.


Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Drive better business decisions and user engagement while giving your workforce more freedom.

Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Drive better business decisions and user engagement while giving your workforce more freedom.

Benefits

  • Stay ahead by deploying an infrastructure to support the latest 802.11ac standard.
  • Manage a growing array of wireless devices and applications while providing a consistent user experience.
  • Optimize real estate costs and realize energy savings while improving employee productivity with Open Workspace.
  • Provide a better mobile user experience for high-density networks with Flexible Radio Assignment.
  • Deliver personalized content to mobile devices and gather customer insights to make smarter business decisions with Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX).

Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

FOR HIGH-DENSITY ENVIRONMENTS
Learn more
Best paired with:
Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 8540 Series Wireless LAN Controller provides real-time communications between our Aironet access points and DNA Center. Learn more >

Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

FOR ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS
Learn more
Best paired with:
Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform optimized for the next generation of wireless networks. Learn more >

Next Steps

Ready to make the move to intent-based networking with SD‑Access? Our experts are on hand to answer questions and get you started.

Request a consultation

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Experiences

Empowering employees and connecting better with customers

Deliver always-on, always-available employee and customer experiences. Address the increase in traffic through the growing numbers of mobile applications, wireless users, and devices.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Get converged wired and wireless network services and consistency around policy, segmentation, and assurance to deliver optimized experiences.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Get converged wired and wireless network services and consistency around policy, segmentation, and assurance to deliver optimized experiences.

Benefits

  • Enable converged wired and wireless access.
  • Create a single network fabric across LAN and WLAN for a consistent user policy and experience.
  • Improve support for mobility and new apps
  • Support more users and devices with twice the capacity over previous generations.


Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Manage a growing array of wireless devices and applications while providing an always-on, always-available secure network experience.

Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Manage a growing array of wireless devices and applications while providing an always-on, always-available secure network experience.

Benefits

  • Go beyond the 802.11ac standard with innovations that address the increase in traffic, applications, users, and devices.
  • Get industry-leading wireless LAN technology for your employees and customers with Mobility Express—in under 10 minutes.
  • Deliver personalized content to mobile devices and gather customer insights with Cisco CMX.
  • Provide a better mobile user experience for high-density networks with Flexible Radio Assignment.

Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

FOR HIGH-DENSITY ENVIRONMENTS
Learn more
Best paired with:
Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 8540 Series Wireless LAN Controller provides real-time communications between our Aironet access points and DNA Center. Learn more >

Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

FOR ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS
Learn more
Best paired with:
Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform optimized for the next generation of wireless networks. Learn more >

Next Steps

Ready to make the move to intent-based networking with SD‑Access? Our experts are on hand to answer questions and get you started.

Request a consultation

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Infrastructure

Transform your network for the digital era.

Get the innovation delivered from an intent-based network with switches that have twice the capacity to support more users and devices for a lower price than previous generations. Go beyond the 802.11ac wireless standard with Cisco‘s wireless innovations while addressing increasing traffic demands with Multigigabit technology.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Our Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches deliver greater business value by more easily introducing new capabilities through programmability.

Explore our Catalyst 9000 Family Switches

Our Cisco Catalyst 9000 Family Switches deliver greater business value by more easily introducing new capabilities through programmability.

Benefits

  • With Multigigabit technology, support 802.11 ac Wave 2 using existing cabling and power devices that require up to 60W.
  • Support 1Gb, Multigigabit, 10Gb, and 40Gb readiness for 25Gb.
  • Increase simplicity and business agility with SD-Access programmability.
  • Run third-party off-the-shelf applications hosted in containers for maximum flexibility and security.


Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Stay ahead of the game by deploying Cisco wireless infrastructure that goes beyond 802.11ac Wave 2 and provides mobile devices with industry-leading bandwidth.

Explore our advanced enterprise wireless products.

Stay ahead of the game by deploying Cisco wireless infrastructure that goes beyond 802.11ac Wave 2 and provides mobile devices with industry-leading bandwidth.

Benefits

  • Deploy enterprise-class wireless with Mobility Express—all in under 10 minutes.
  • Provide a better mobile user experience for high-density networks with Flexible Radio Assignment.
  • Support applications more effectively with 802.11ac Wave 2.

Aironet 3800 Series Access Points

FOR HIGH-DENSITY ENVIRONMENTS
Learn more
Best paired with:
Cisco 8540 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 8540 Series Wireless LAN Controller provides real-time communications between our Aironet access points and DNA Center. Learn more >

Aironet 2800 Series Access Points

FOR ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS
Learn more
Best paired with:
Cisco 5520 Wireless LAN Controller

The Cisco 5520 Series Wireless LAN Controller is a highly scalable, service-rich, resilient, and flexible platform optimized for the next generation of wireless networks. Learn more >

Next Steps

Ready to make the move to intent-based networking with SD‑Access? Our experts are on hand to answer questions and get you started.

Request a consultation

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