The Cisco Catalyst 2960-C series compact switch is a small form-factor Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet switch designed for deployments outside the wiring closet. Enterprise and commercial customers can deliver advanced security services, unified communications, wireless, IP video cameras, and other applications for the office workspace, micro branch office, classroom, cruise ship, and other wiring-constrained environments.
- PoE pass-through, a feature and industry for passing power from the compact switch to end devices
- Media Access Control Security (MACsec) hardware-based encryption
- Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+)
- USB and console port for file backup
- Cisco borderless networks and access switching
Borderless networks, Cisco architecture, deliver a workspace experience, connecting anyone, anywhere, using any device, to any resource - securely, reliably, and transparently. The Cisco 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.
- Good for business, better for environment
Together, Cisco EnergyWise technology and Cisco Catalyst Compact switches enable greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions reduction, increased energy cost savings, and sustainable business behavior.
- Cisco operational excellence for reducing operating costs
Cisco Catalyst 2960-C series compact switches make deployment easy: reduce switch installation, configuration, troubleshooting time, and operational costs.
- Advanced, intelligent network management tools
The Cisco Catalyst 2960-C series compact switch offers both the traditional Cisco CLI for detailed configuration and Cisco Network Assistant software, a PC-based tool for quick configuration based on preset templates. In addition, CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) supports the Cisco Catalyst 2960-C series compact switch for network-wide management.
- CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution
CiscoWorks LAN Management Solution (LMS) is a comprehensive network lifecycle management solution. It provides an extensive library of easy-to-use features to automate the initial and day-to-day management of your Cisco network infrastructure. CiscoWorks LMS uniquely uses Cisco hardware and software platform knowledge and operational experience into a powerful set of workflow-driven configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, and administrative tools.
- Borderless security
The Cisco Catalyst compact series switch provides superior Layer 2 threat defense capabilities for mitigating man-in-the-middle attacks. TrustSec, a primary element of borderless security architecture, helps enterprise customers secure their networks, data and resources with policy-based access control, identity and role-aware networking, pervasive integrity, and confidentiality.