With cloud, virtualization, internet of things, 11ac and Wifi 6, businesses need a high-performance network to support the growing devices, applications and traffic. 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) may sound like an overkill for small and midsize businesses (SMB) a few years ago, but today it has increasingly become a necessity.

Cisco Small Business team develops networking technologies tailored for SMB. In 2014, we launched our 1st 10GE switch for SMB market. In 2016, we expanded our 10GE switch line to 8 models. And now, we’re bringing our 10GE offering to the next level.

Cisco SX350X and SX550X 10GE Switches

The new offering includes 11 models – 5 in the 350X series and 6 in 550X series. The port density starts from just 8 ports of 10GE all the way to 52 ports. And there is a diverse selection of 10GE copper, 10GE fiber or mixed config models for different use cases. Most importantly, these switches are now more affordable – perfect for SMB to upgrade their network with limited investment.

Cisco SX350X 10GE Switch Portfolio


Cisco SX550X 10GE Switch Portfolio

The switches also come with a bunch of exciting features including

  • 4 x combo 10GE uplinks for maximum flexibility
  • Larger packet buffer to handle burst in traffic
  • Trustworthy systems including secure boot and run time defense for security
  • Stackable with existing SG550XG and SG350XG 10G switches for investment protection

To learn more on why 10G Ethernet and how to ensure a smooth migration, please take a look at our previous post – Affordable 10 Gigabit Ethernet for Small and Midsize Business

Embedded FindIT Probe and Cisco PnP Connect

In the recent software updates, we have introduced some exciting new capabilities. These are all to make the deployment and operation of the switches even more intuitive and secure. Download the software updates for your switches at Cisco Software Central.

Cisco 550X 350X 350 250 Series Software Update 2.5

Why Cisco 100-500 series switches an ideal option for SMB?

SMB loves 100-500 series switches for the following reasons

  • Simple, easy to use UI – No CLI skill required
  • Warranty support model – limited lifetime hardware warranty and software updates
  • No service contracts or licensing required
  • Everyday affordable price


We hope you enjoy this update. For more information on Cisco 100-500 series switches, please visit https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/small-business/switches.html

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Aaron Wu

Product Manager – Small Business Switching

Enterprise Infrastructure & Solutions Group (EISG)