The Cisco Catalyst 2960 48 PoE 2 SFP 2 Fixed Port Switch with LAN Lite Image is your answer to a cost effective fixed-configuration access switch designed for enterprise, midmarket and branch office networks. The switch is the leading Layer 2 edge, giving you a secured, sustainable, easy and a borderless network experience.
The Cisco Catalyst 2960 is part of the new line of fixed-configuration standalone devices that provide desktop fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for entry-level enterprise, mid-market and branch office networks to enable enhanced LAN services.
The Cisco Catalyst 2960 helps network managers by giving the option of configurations featuring dual-purpose (alternatively wired) uplinks for Gigabit Ethernet. With this hardware enhancement, the switch allows the network manager to use either a copper or a fiber uplink.
48 Ports of Fast Ethernet Desktop Connectivity
Dual-purpose uplinks for Gigabit Ethernet uplink flexibility, allowing use of either a copper or fiber uplink; each dual-purpose uplink port has one 10/100/1000 Ethernet port and one SFP-based Gigabit Ethernet port, with one port active at a time. A wide range of software features is present to provide ease of operation, highly secure business operations, sustainability and a borderless networking experience.
Cisco Catalyst 2960 Series Switch consists of 'Borderless Networks', a Cisco architecture, deliver the new workspace experience, connecting anyone, anywhere, using any device, to any resource securely, reliably and transparently. Cisco's Borderless Networks architecture addresses primary IT and business challenges to help create a truly borderless experience by bringing interactions closer to the employee and customer.
Borderless experience is only possible with intelligent network elements designed and architected to meet the needs of a global workspace. Cisco Network Access is a primary component of this architecture, enabling various borderless network services such as mobility, security, sustainability, EnergyWise and ease of operations for increased productivity and operational efficiency. When network access is intelligent, it knows the identity of the user, as well as where the user is on the network. It knows what is connecting to the network, to automatically provision the network for QoS and delivery. It becomes services-aware to optimize user experience. Only with intelligent access network, your enterprise can go borderless securely and transparently. Your business can save energy, simplify operations with better business efficiency and have an optimized total cost of ownership.
Cisco Catalyst switching solutions enable greener practices through measurable power efficiency, integrated services and continuous innovations such as Cisco EnergyWise, an enterprise wide solution that monitors and conserves energy with customized policies. Together, Cisco EnergyWise technology and Cisco Catalyst switches reduce greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions and increase energy cost savings and sustainable business behavior.
Cisco EnergyWise Technology
Cisco EnergyWise is an innovative architecture, added to fixed configuration switches, promoting companywide sustainability by reducing energy consumption across an entire corporate infrastructure and affecting more than 50 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions created by worldwide building infrastructure, a much greater effect than the 2 percent generated by the IT industry. Cisco EnergyWise enables companies to measure the power consumption of network infrastructure and network-attached devices and manage power consumption with specific policies, reducing power consumption to realize increased cost savings, potentially affecting any powered device.
EnergyWise encompasses a highly intelligent network-based approach to communicate messages that measure and control energy between network devices and endpoints. The network discovers Cisco EnergyWise-manageabl