This month, we made another big step in completing our full vision of next generation SMB switches. The Cisco Small Business Team is pleased to announce 19 new models in the successful 550X and 350X series switching product line. These new models provide Gigabit or Fast Ethernet with 10-Gigabit uplinks and advanced features to deliver unmatched value for Small and Midsize businesses.

Together with the full 10-Gigabit 550XG and 350XG models already available on the market, we now have a comprehensive portfolio to help customers upgrade to 10 Gigabit and ride the wave of digital economy at an affordable price.

For those of you who don’t know, Cisco 100-500 series portfolio is a complete network solution with routing, switching and wireless products tailored to Small and Midsize Businesses. They’re easy to use even for non tech-savvy users, while providing exceptional reliability and security. Best of all, these products are offered with value pricing and limited lifetime warranty, so building a solid network foundation for your business has never been easier.

Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches are next-generation to the existing 500 series switches. These switches support true stacking, built-in fan redundancy, a redundant power supply connector, and layer-3 dynamic routing, to deliver the reliability and performance that demanding environments require. Models are available from Gigabit and Fast Ethernet with 10GE uplinks to full 10GE with both copper and fiber options. With easy configuration, management, limited lifetime warranty (with next-business-day advance replacement), the Cisco 550X Series provides a solid foundation for business applications for today, and for the future.

The all-new Cisco 350X Series stackable managed switches provide a versatile and high-performance, 1/10GbE switch architecture that offers deployment flexibility. With a choice of models that supports high performance and low latency, you can deploy switches that are best suited to your needs. With support for Layer 3 features, high-bandwidth stacking, and strong security, they deliver high performance and lower total cost of ownership (TCO), while providing business resilience and high-availability. They’re covered by a limited lifetime warranty with next-business-day advance replacement.

As part of the next generation SMB Switches portfolio, both 550X and 350X series are designed with the following key features and benefits.

  • Strong security, advanced QoS, comprehensive IPv6 support.
  • 60W PoE to power compact switches, high-power wireless AP’s, thin/zero client, and connected lighting
  • Embedded Smart Network Application (SNA) to manage the switching network instead of individual devices.
  • Simplified web GUI, dashboard, wizards, and search for easy management
  • Standard RJ45 console and USB port for easy configuration and image management

Now you can easily and cost-effectively build a reliable network foundation with 10G core to better support your business growth. Here is an example with 550X series switches.

Feeling excited? These switches are now available to order from your favorite partners and distributors. For more details, check out the product pages below or test drive these new products with our online emulator.

Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches

Cisco 350X Series Stackable Managed Switches

I hope you enjoyed this update. 🙂 Let us know if you have any questions.

Aaron and the rest of the Cisco Small Business Team




Aaron Wu

Product Manager – Small Business Switching

Enterprise Infrastructure & Solutions Group (EISG)