Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S 12 Port Managed Switch
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Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S 12 Ports Managed Switch Layer 3 New

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C1-WS3850-12XS-S Catalyst 3850 12 Ports 1Gigabit and 10Gigabit Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Layer 3 Manageable Stackable Desktop and Rack-Mountable 1U 1x Expansion Slot Fiber Switch | Made by Cisco | New Factory Sealed
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Product Details of the Cisco 12 Ports Managed Switch

In the ever-evolving landscape of networking technology, businesses, and organizations require robust and efficient solutions to meet their networking needs. Cisco, a global leader in networking equipment, offers a wide range of products designed to provide reliable and scalable networking solutions. One such product is the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S, a 12-port Managed Switch that boasts Layer 3 manageability. In this detailed review, we will explore the key features, capabilities, and advantages of the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S, providing insights for both networking professionals and those new to the field.

Key Features of Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-SPort and Capacity

The Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S is equipped with a 12-port Switch, making it suitable for small to medium-sized networks. These ports offer flexibility in connectivity, supporting various devices and ensuring seamless data flow within the network.

Managed Switch Functionality

As a managed switch, the C1-WS3850-12XS-S provides administrators with greater control and configurability compared to unmanaged alternatives. This allows for optimized network performance, improved security, and efficient troubleshooting.

Layer 3 Manageability

A standout feature of the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S is its Layer 3 manageability. This capability enables the switch to make routing decisions at the network layer, enhancing the overall efficiency of data traffic within the network. Layer 3 switches are pivotal in facilitating inter-VLAN communication and ensuring a well-organized network architecture.

Scalability and Expansion

Businesses often experience growth, and their networking infrastructure must be scalable to accommodate increasing demands. The C1-WS3850-12XS-S supports scalability by allowing the addition of more switches to the network, creating a seamless and expandable networking environment.

Advanced Security Features

Cisco places a strong emphasis on network security, and the C1-WS3850-12XS-S is no exception. With features such as access control lists (ACLs) and secure management protocols, the switch provides a robust security framework to protect against unauthorized access and potential threats.

Energy-Efficient Design

In today's environmentally conscious landscape, energy efficiency is a key consideration. The C1-WS3850-12XS-S incorporates energy-saving features, helping organizations reduce their carbon footprint and operational costs without compromising performance.

Intuitive Management Interface

The switch comes with a user-friendly management interface, simplifying the configuration and monitoring processes for administrators. This intuitive interface enhances the overall user experience and reduces the learning curve for those managing the network.

Quality of Service (QoS) Prioritization

In networks with diverse types of traffic, prioritizing data packets is crucial. The Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S supports Quality of Service (QoS) features, allowing administrators to prioritize critical traffic, and ensuring a consistent and reliable user experience.

Benefits of Choosing Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-SReliability and Performance

Cisco has a reputation for delivering reliable networking solutions, and the C1-WS3850-12XS-S lives up to this standard. With its robust hardware and advanced features, the switch ensures consistent and high-performance network operations.

Enhanced Network Security

Security is paramount in the digital age, and the C1-WS3850-12XS-S addresses this concern with its advanced security features. Businesses can rest assured that their network is protected against unauthorized access and potential cyber threats.

Flexibility and Scalability

The 12-port configuration and scalability options make the C1-WS3850-12XS-S a versatile choice for organizations of varying sizes. Whether a business is in its initial stages or experiencing rapid growth, this switch can adapt to evolving networking requirements.

Optimized for Layer 3 Functionality

The Layer 3 manageability of this switch is a key differentiator. By operating at the network layer, it facilitates efficient routing decisions, leading to improved data traffic management and network performance.

Use Cases and Applications

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs)

The Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S is an ideal choice for SMBs looking for a cost-effective yet powerful networking solution. Its 12-port configuration caters to the networking needs of smaller organizations, while its scalability ensures future growth can be accommodated seamlessly.

Educational Institutions

Schools and universities often require a reliable and scalable network infrastructure. The Layer 3 manageability of the C1-WS3850-12XS-S is particularly beneficial in educational settings where inter-VLAN communication and efficient data traffic management are crucial.

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprises with complex networking requirements can leverage the advanced features of the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S. Its scalability, security features, and Layer 3 capabilities make it suitable for building robust and high-performance enterprise networks.

Government Organizations

Government entities handling sensitive information require top-notch security in their networks. The advanced security features of the C1-WS3850-12XS-S, combined with its reliability, make it a suitable choice for government organizations.

High Performance of 12 Ports Managed Switch

The C1-WS3850-12XS-S Cisco 12 Ports Managed L3 Switch is a high-performance switch that is designed for enterprise and data center environments. It offers several features that contribute to its high performance, including:

High-Speed Switching: The product offers up to 480 Gbps switching capacity and up to 96 million packets per second forwarding rate, making it suitable for high-traffic environments.

Advanced QoS: The switch supports advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features, such as traffic shaping, queuing, and congestion management, which help to ensure optimal performance and bandwidth utilization.

Power over Ethernet (PoE): The switch supports PoE on all 12 ports, which allows it to power devices such as IP phones and wireless access points, reducing the need for additional power sources.

Advanced Security: The product includes some advanced security features such as access control lists, DHCP snooping, and 802.1X authentication, which help to protect against network threats.

Layer 3 Routing: The switch includes a built-in Layer 3 routing capability, which allows it to support routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP, providing advanced routing capabilities for enterprise networks.

Exceptional Reliability

The C1-WS3850-12XS-S Cisco 12 Ports Managed L3 Switch is considered a highly reliable network switching solution. It has been designed with several features that enhance its reliability, such as:

Redundancy: The product supports redundant power supplies and fans, which ensures continuity of service in case of a power failure or hardware failure.

High-Availability: The product supports StackWise-480 technology, which allows multiple switches to be stacked together and managed as a single entity, providing high availability and automatic failover in case of a switch failure.

Scalability: The product supports up to 480 Gbps stacking bandwidth, making it suitable for large enterprise networks.

Advanced Security Features: The product includes some advanced security features such as access control lists (ACLs), advanced threat protection, and identity-based networking, which help to protect against a wide range of threats.

Regular Software Updates: Cisco regularly releases software updates for the product, which include security patches and new features, further enhancing its reliability.

General Information about the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Model Number or SKU# C1-WS3850-12XS-S
  • Product Line: Catalyst
  • Product Series: 3850
  • Product Type: Ethernet Switch
  • Uplink Port: Yes
  • Modular: Yes
  • Stack Port: Yes
  • Port/Expansion Slot Details: 12 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Slot
  • Media Type Supported: Optical Fiber
  • Ethernet Technology: 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Network Technology: 10GBase-X
I/O Expansions
  • Number of Total Expansion Slots: 12
  • Expansion Slot Type: SFP+
  • Number of SFP+ Slots: 12
Network & Communication
  • Layer Supported: 3
Management & Protocols
  • Manageable: Yes

Power Description

  • Power Source: Power Supply
  • Redundant Power Supply Supported: Yes


  • Package Contents:
  • Catalyst 3850 12 Port 10G Fiber Switch IP Base
  • Power Supply
  • Environmentally Friendly: Yes
  • Environmental Certification: RoHS-5

In short, the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S stands out as a reliable and versatile networking solution, combining the benefits of a 12-port managed switch with Layer 3 manageability. Whether used in small businesses, educational institutions, enterprises, or government organizations, this switch offers scalability, advanced security features, and streamlined management. By understanding its key features, benefits, use cases, and the installation/configuration process, network professionals can make informed decisions when integrating the Cisco C1-WS3850-12XS-S into their networking infrastructure. As technology continues to evolve, Cisco remains at the forefront, providing innovative solutions to meet the dynamic needs of modern networks.

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