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Full Part Number: WS-C3560CX-12PD-S

Manufacturer: Cisco Systems


The Cisco WS-C3560CX-12PD-S is a compact and versatile switch designed for small to medium-sized businesses and branch offices. Part of the Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series, this switch offers high performance, energy efficiency, and advanced features in a compact form factor. It is ideal for environments where space is limited but advanced connectivity and network performance are essential.

Key Features

  • Compact Design: Space-saving design suitable for deployment in confined spaces.
  • High Performance: Delivers non-blocking, wire-speed switching with 12 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE+): Supports 240W of PoE budget with up to 12 PoE+ ports, ideal for powering IP phones, cameras, and wireless access points.
  • Uplink Ports: Includes 2 x 1G/10G SFP+ uplink ports for flexible network expansion.
  • Energy Efficient: Features Cisco EnergyWise technology for reduced power consumption.
  • Advanced Security: Provides robust security features including DHCP snooping, IP source guard, and dynamic ARP inspection.
  • Simplified Management: Managed via Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Prime, and command-line interface (CLI).
  • Fanless Operation: Silent, fanless design for noise-sensitive environments.


  • Small to Medium-Sized Businesses: Ideal for businesses requiring a compact, high-performance switch for their network infrastructure.
  • Branch Offices: Provides reliable connectivity and PoE+ for branch office deployments.
  • Education and Retail: Suitable for environments needing quiet, energy-efficient, and secure network solutions.
  • IP Telephony and Wireless: Powers IP phones, wireless access points, and other PoE-enabled devices.


  • Total Ports: 12 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports
  • PoE Budget: 240W, supporting up to 12 PoE+ ports
  • Uplink Ports: 2 x 1G/10G SFP+ uplink ports
  • Switching Capacity: 40 Gbps
  • Forwarding Rate: 29.76 Mpps
  • Power Consumption: Typical 25W (without PoE load), 265W (with full PoE load)
  • Dimensions: 1.73” (H) x 10.6” (W) x 9.4” (D)
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C)
  • Management: WebUI, CLI, Cisco Network Assistant, Cisco Prime
  • Memory: 512 MB DRAM, 128 MB Flash
  • QoS: 8 egress queues per port and sophisticated traffic management features
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3: Supports basic Layer 2 switching and limited Layer 3 routing features

Why Choose the Cisco WS-C3560CX-12PD-S?

The Cisco WS-C3560CX-12PD-S is an excellent choice for businesses and branch offices that need a compact yet powerful switch with advanced features. Its high PoE budget and Gigabit Ethernet ports make it ideal for powering and connecting various network devices, including IP phones and wireless access points. The switch’s energy-efficient design and fanless operation make it perfect for environments where noise and power consumption are concerns. Managed through Cisco’s robust network management tools, it offers simplified deployment and maintenance, ensuring reliable and secure network performance. Choose the WS-C3560CX-12PD-S for a cost-effective, space-saving solution that doesn’t compromise on features or performance.


SKU: WS-C3560CX-12PD-S
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