We are proud and honored to have the Cisco Catalyst 9000 family of switches recognized as CRNs 2017 Overall Network Product of the Year.

Every year CRN awards “Product of the Year” for a variety IT-related technology categories specifically looking for products that solve important problems for customers. Those products are then evaluated by over 4,000 judges on how the products rate on technology, revenue and profit opportunities, and customer demand.

While being selected as a top five finalist among the 20 IT technologies categories is an honor in itself, we feel truly grateful to receive the highest award as overall 2017 Network Product of the Year!

Catalyst 9000 switches are designed to be part of an intuitive network that can recognize intent, mitigate threats through segmentation and encryption, and learn and change over time. As a key foundational element of the Cisco Digital Network Architecture, Software-Defined Access and Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA – also chosen as a 2017 CRN Finalist), Catalyst 9000 switches can operate as part of one fabric, for faster, more secure network access. No more constant cutting, pasting and tweaking switch by switch.  Create once, apply network-wide using cross domain policy enforcement and automation.

This award reinforces our vision of a new era in networking and recognizes the potential that Catalyst 9000 switches can unlock providing greater monetization opportunities, while enhancing security, business agility and operational efficiencies.

Learn more about the Catalyst 9000 family of switches.

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2017 CRN “Products of the Year” Awards.



Prashanth Shenoy

Vice President of Marketing

Enterprise Networking and Mobility