Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches deliver comprehensive network services, performance, and scale, optimized for your campus core and distribution network. Find out why more than 45,000 customers worldwide have made the Catalyst 6500 Series their strategic platform.
Advanced Switching for Converged Networks
The 13-slot Cisco Catalyst 6513 Switch chassis is ideally suited for high-performance, high port density Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet aggregation in all parts of the network, including the access, distribution, and backbone layers as well as the server farm and data center environments. With up to 12 payload slots available, the 13-slot chassis offers industry-leading 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet port densities while providing high levels of network resilience.
Supports all Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series modules, including:
- Supervisor engines
- Fast Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet [PoE])
- Gigabit Ethernet modules (with IEEE 802.3af PoE)
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet modules
- Flex WAN modules
- Shared Port Adaptors/SPA Interface Processors
- Multi-Gigabit services modules (content services ,firewall, intrusion detection, IP Security [IPSec], VPN, network analysis, and Secure Sockets Layer [SSL] acceleration)
Cisco Catalyst 6513 switches support both Cisco Catalyst OS and Cisco IOS Software. They also support up to a 6000W power supply, thus providing the ability to support a large number of IEEE 802.3af PoE devices.
Cisco Catalyst 6513 switches provide maximum uptime with redundancy and rapid (1 to 3 seconds) stateful failover across supervisor engines. They support modular Cisco IOS Software to minimize unplanned downtime through self-healing processes and simplify software changes through subsystem in-service software upgrades.
The Cisco Catalyst 6513 Firewall Security System is a 13-slot model providing an easily deployed solution that integrates a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Supervisor Engine 720 (with integrated policy and multilayer switch feature cards [PFC3/MSFC3] for system control, routing services, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports); a Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module providing 5 Gbps of firewall services; and 11 additional open slots for further customization.
Cisco Catalyst IPSec VPN systems take advantage of the Cisco 7600/Catalyst 6500 IPSec VPN Services Module and provide up to 2 Gbps of Triple Data Encryption Standard (3DES) encryption. The IPSec VPN systems provide a broad suite of services and a multitude of I/O interfaces.