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Leah Davis

The Cisco® Catalyst® Express 520 Switches are a series of fixed-configuration, standalone managed Ethernet devices that provide the reliability, security, scalability, and rich feature set that growing businesses need in an affordable, easy-to-use platform. Designed specifically for small and medium sized organizations with up to 250 employees, the solutions provide wire-speed Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, integrated security, quality-of-service (QoS) and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) features to support IP communications and wireless LAN applications. A component of the Cisco Smart Business Communications System—the Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series supports business’ voice, security, and wireless networking services.

The Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Switches feature:

  • PoE - Built-in PoE or in-line power capabilities can power connected IP phones, wireless access points, IP video cameras, and other devices directly over the Ethernet connection.
  • Easy Installation and Configuration - Cisco Configuration Assistant (available for download at no charge at provides an easy-to-use GUI to eliminate the complexity that typically accompanies configuration.
  • Robust Network Security - Switch management traffic can be encrypted with Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Network security can be set with the Cisco Configuration Assistant security slider, which offers three pre-configured security levels.
  • QoS - Cisco Smartports optimizes network QoS and security settings to ensure consistent network performance for delay-sensitive data such as real-time voice.
  • High Performance - The switches provide non-blocking, wire-speed switching on all ports to increase network availability and bandwidth, as well as features to manage port congestion and preserve performance.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty - Cisco Catalyst Express 520 Series switches are backed for the life of the product by the Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty and include free IOS software updates.


  • Cisco Catalyst Express 520-8PC
    8 10/100 access ports with PoE and 1 10/100/1000BASE-T or Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) uplink
    Part Number: WS-CE520-8PC-K9
  • Cisco Catalyst Express 520-24TT
    24 10/100 access ports and 2 10/100/1000BASE-T ports
    Part Number: WS-CE520-24TT-K9
  • Cisco Catalyst Express 520-24LC
    20 10/100 access ports and 4 10/100 access ports with PoE ports and 2 10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP ports
    Part Number: WS-CE520-24LC-K9
  • Cisco Catalyst Express 520-24PC
    24 10/100 access ports with PoE ports and 2 10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP ports
    Part Number: WS-CE520-24PC-K9
  • Cisco Catalyst Express 520G-24TC Switch
    24 10/100/1000BASE-T ports and 2 10/100/1000BASE-T or SFP ports
    Part Number: WS-CE520G-24TC-K9
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