Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series
The words "fast, powerful, and silent" rarely go together, but that's exactly what the Cisco 3560CX switch provides. This enterprise-grade switch packs 8 or 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports, optional PoE+, and uplink speeds up to 10Gbps into a tiny "go anywhere" fanless case design.
The result is a truly superior option for expanding your network into areas where space is at a premium. The Catalyst 3560CX switch is designed to be mountable virtually any place it's needed, and it's absolutely silent when it runs. Even small offices with extensive VoIP needs will never know it's there.
With 240W of total power budgeted for PoE+, and Cisco's auto-detecting Smart Install and Smartports, it's an ideal option for VoIP. Cisco's own "Perpetual PoE" system ensures the power supply is never interrupted while the switch is plugged in, even if it needs to reboot. Plus, Cisco brings superior VoIP packet handling and QOS optimizations to the table.
The security on the Catalyst line is top-notch. The 3560CX features multiple smart monitoring systems that detect and prevent attempted breaches, snooping, and DDOS attacks - while notifying the operator whenever anything is wrong. Advanced security systems including 802.1x, MACsec, and SGT add to its defenses.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560CX hits a sweet spot of size and performance that's unmatched in such a small device, and it can be an excellent way to expand your growing Cisco network.
For more information on different models available, read the Cisco 3560CX datasheet on for details, or contact Hummingbird Networks.