The Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Switches are an enterprise-class line of standalone switches. These switches provide high availability, scalability, security, energy efficiency, and ease of operation. The Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Switches enhance productivity by enabling applications for borderless network experience.
- Dual redundant, modular power supplies and fans
- Media Access Control Security (MACsec) hardware-based encryption
- IPv4 and IPv6 routing, Multicast routing, advanced quality of service (QoS), and security features in hardware
- USB Type-A and Type-B ports for storage and console respectively and an out-of-band Ethernet management port
- Cisco StackWise Plus technology
Cisco StackWise Plus technology is built on the highly successful industry leading StackWise technology, which is a premium stacking architecture optimized for GbE. StackWise technology was designed to respond to additions, deletions, and redeployment while maintaining constant performance. The stack behaves as a single switching unit that is managed by a master switch elected from one of the member switches. The master switch automatically creates and updates all the switching and optional routing tables. A working stack can accept new members or delete old ones without service interruption. StackWise creates a highly resilient single unified system of up to nine switches, providing simplified management using a single IP address, single telnet session, single command-line interface (CLI), auto-version checking, autoconfiguration, and more.Individual 10/100/1000 units can be joined in any combination to evolve with network needs.
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series Switches offer exceptional security with integrated hardware support for MACsec defined in IEEE 802.1AE. MACsec provides MAC layer encryption over wired networks using out-of-band methods for encryption keying. The MACsec Key Agreement (MKA) protocol provides the required session keys and manages the keys required for encryption when configured. MKA and MACsec are implemented following successful authentication using 802.1x Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) framework. In Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series Switches only the user/down-link ports (links between the switch and endpoint devices such as a PC or IP phone) can be secured using MACsec.
- Dual redundant modular power supplies
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series Switches support dual redundant power supplies. The switch ships with one power supply by default, and the second power supply can be purchased at the time of ordering the switch or at a later time.
- eXpandable Power System (XPS) 2200
The XPS 2200 (available at a later time frame) is the next-generation redundant power system (RPS). It not only provides the functionalities offered by the RPS but also provides enhanced services with the support for Cisco StackPower technology. When used with the Cisco Catalyst 3560-X, it provides RPS functionality. The XPS supports dual redundant power supplies and fans. Up to nine switches can be connected to the XPS 2200, and it can provide power backup to two of the failed switches concurrently.
Cisco Catalyst switching solutions enable greener practices through measurable power efficiency, integrated services, and continuous innovations such as Cisco EnergyWise, an enterprisewide 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.
- Ease of operations
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-X helps reduce the operating costs through: Cisco Catalyst Smart Operations, easy to use deployment and control features, advanced, intelligent network management tools.
- Cisco network assistant
A PC-based network management application designed for small and medium-sized business (SMB) networks with up to 250 users, Cisco Network Assistant offers centralized network management and configuration capabilities. Cisco Network Assistant uses Cisco Smartports technology to simplify both initial deployment and ongoing maintenance. This application also features an intuitive GUI where users can easily apply common services across Cisco switches, routers, and access points.
- 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 work-flow driven configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting, reporting, and administrative tools.
- Borderless security
The Cisco Catalyst 3560-X Series Switches provide superior Layer 2 threat defense capabilities for mitigating man-in-the-middle attacks (such as MAC, IP, and ARP spoofing). 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.
- Borderless experience
Borderless network enables enterprise mobility and business-grade video services. Industry's first unified network (wired and wireless) location services enable tracking of mobile assets and the users of those assets for both wired and wireless devices.