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Product Line: Cisco Web Security
Product Type: Appliance
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Original price $5,254.00 - Original price $6,937.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-12XS-S switch features 12 SFP+ ports and supports a forwarding rate of 227.28 Mpps, designed for high-speed network environments. It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, accommodates an operating altitude up to 5000 ft with AC power supply, and ensures reliability with a MTBF of 371,440 hours. With a 350 WAC power supply, 1 RU form factor, and compatibility with the C3850-NM-4-10G network module, this stackable switch is equipped for scalable integration into existing network infrastructures.

Key Feature for the WSC385012XSS

  • What is the number of ports available on this networking device?
    There are 12 SFP+ ports available.
  • Can you specify the power supply rating for part number 350 WAC?
    The device is equipped with a 350 WAC power supply.
  • Is the device stackable, and if so, what form factor does it have?
    Yes, the device is stackable and has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What network modules are supported by this device?
    The device supports the C3850-NM-4-10G network modules.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 227.28 Mpps.
  • How much does the device weigh?
    The device weighs 12.9 lbs.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) for this device?
    The MTBF is 371,440 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature limits for the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the device when using an AC power supply?
    The maximum operating altitude with an AC power supply is up to 5000 ft.
  • What certifications does the device hold?
    The device holds UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, and IEC 60950-1 Second Edition safety certifications.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S switch offers 12 SFP+ ports, catering to high-speed networking requirements with a forwarding rate of 227.28 Mpps, making it suitable for environments demanding high bandwidth and efficient data handling. Despite its strengths, the device is limited by its IP Base feature set, which may necessitate an upgrade for advanced routing capabilities, and its single 350 WAC power supply could be a concern for redundancy in critical network setups. With a compact 1 RU form factor, stackable design, and a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 371,440 hours, it promises reliability and ease of integration in space-constrained data centers, although operational temperature and altitude limits require attention in extreme conditions.


The Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S is a networking switch that offers enhanced connectivity and security for medium to large enterprise networks. This device features 12 SFP+ ports that provide high-speed network connections, suitable for data-intensive applications. The switch operates on the IP Base feature set, which supports a wide range of networking protocols and services, enhancing the flexibility and scalability of network infrastructures. Equipped with a 350 WAC power supply, the Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S is designed to deliver reliable performance while maintaining energy efficiency. Its 1 Rack Unit (RU) form factor allows for easy integration into standard rack mount configurations, optimizing space within network cabinets or rooms. Additionally, this model is stackable, enabling users to increase network capacity and resiliency by connecting multiple switches. The device supports the C3850-NM-4-10G network module, further expanding its connectivity options and making it a versatile choice for growing networks. With a forwarding rate of 227.28 Mpps (million packets per second), the switch ensures smooth data transmission, minimizing latency and bottlenecks in high-traffic environments. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S include: - Size: 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, making it compact yet powerful for its capabilities. - Weight: 12.9 lbs, which is relatively lightweight for a device of its class, facilitating easy installation and maintenance. - Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 371,440 hours, indicating high reliability and reduced downtime for critical network operations. Environmental conditions for optimal operation and storage are well-defined, ensuring the device's longevity and reliability under various conditions. It operates effectively between -5 °C and 45 °C, with an operating altitude up to 5000 ft with AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with DC power supply. Humidity levels are maintained between 10% (noncondensing) and 95% (noncondensing), accommodating a wide range of environmental conditions. For storage, the switch withstands temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft. Vibration and noise specifications are meticulously outlined, with operating vibration at 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and a noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring the device operates quietly and withstands physical conditions during transportation and operation. The Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S complies with RoHS-5 for environmental safety and adheres to multiple safety certifications, including UL 60950-1 Second Edition and EN 60950-1 Second Edition, among others. These certifications attest to the switch's safety and reliability, making it a secure choice for enterprise networks. In conclusion, the Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S switch is a high-performance, reliable solution for enterprises seeking to enhance their network infrastructure. With its comprehensive feature set, environmental adaptability, and safety certifications, it stands as a versatile choice for various networking requirements.


Item Number Cisco WS-C3850-12XS-S
Maker Cisco
Port Count 12
Port Configuration SFP+
Software Edition IP Base
Power Source 350 WAC
Device Size 1 RU
Can be Stacked Yes
Compatible Network Modules C3850-NM-4-10G
Packet Forwarding Rate 227.28 Mpps
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
Unit Weight 12.9 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 371,440 Hours
Lowest Operating Temperature -5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature 45 °C
Max Altitude Operation (AC Power) 5000 ft
Max Altitude Operation (DC Power) 6000 ft
Operational Humidity Minimum 10% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum 95% (Noncondensing)
Lowest Storage Temperature -40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature 70 °C
Max Storage Altitude 15,000 ft
Vibration During Operation 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration When Not in Use 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Output 44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with RoHS RoHS-5
Certification for Safety UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition

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