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The Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series is a versatile family of enterprise switches that combines wired and wireless networking functionalities, featuring integrated wireless LAN controller capabilities for simplified management. With advanced security, stackable architecture, and support for multigigabit Ethernet, it offers a comprehensive solution for modern network environments.
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- Converged Access: The Catalyst 3650 Series supports converged wired and wireless access, allowing you to manage both wired and wireless networks through a single platform, simplifying network management and deployment.
- Integrated Wireless LAN Controller (WLC): These switches come with an integrated wireless LAN controller, enabling centralized management and control of wireless access points, helping to streamline wireless network management.
- Advanced Security: The Catalyst 3650 Series offers robust security features, including Network Admission Control (NAC), TrustSec security, and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) integration, enhancing network security and access control.
- Quality of Service (QoS): QoS capabilities allow you to prioritize critical applications and services, ensuring optimal performance for important data flows.
- Stackable Architecture: The switches are stackable, allowing you to create a single, unified switching system with high resiliency and simplified management.
- Flexible Ports: The series offers a variety of port configurations, including Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, to accommodate different network needs.
- Energy Efficiency: The Catalyst 3650 Series switches incorporate energy-saving features, such as Cisco EnergyWise technology, to help reduce power consumption and operational costs.
- Advanced Management: The switches support Cisco’s DNA Center for streamlined network management and automation, allowing for simplified provisioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting.
- Multigigabit Ethernet: Some models of the Catalyst 3650 Series support multigigabit Ethernet ports, enabling higher data rates over existing cabling infrastructure, which is especially beneficial for wireless access points and high-bandwidth applications.
- Software-Defined Access (SD-Access): The series can be integrated into Cisco’s SD-Access framework, providing policy-based automation and segmentation for improved network agility and security.