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Cisco C8000-HSEC - Software License

Brand: Cisco MPN: C8000-HSEC
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Tech overview

Cisco Part Number: C8000-HSEC

Cisco C8000-HSEC: High Security License for Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms

The Cisco C8000-HSEC license unlocks advanced security features for Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms. This license is essential for organizations requiring high-performance network security and comprehensive threat protection for their network edge.


  • Advanced Threat Detection and Prevention (ATD/P): Identifies and mitigates known and emerging cyber threats in real-time.
  • Secure Boot and Image Verification: Ensures the integrity of the switch firmware and prevents malicious code from being executed.
  • Identity Services Engine (ISE) Integration: Enables centralized authentication, authorization, and accounting for network users and devices.
  • Secure Neighbor Discovery (NDP): Protects against attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in the NDP protocol.
  • Enhanced MACsec Encryption: Encrypts data traffic between switches for added security.
  • Network Access Control (NAC): Enforces security policies and controls access to network resources based on user identity and device posture.


  • Improved network security: Protects your network from a wide range of cyber threats with advanced security features.
  • Reduced risk of data breaches: Encrypts data and ensures the integrity of your network infrastructure.
  • Simplified network management: Centralized management of security policies and configurations through Cisco ISE.
  • Compliance with industry regulations: Meets stringent security standards and regulations.
  • Increased user productivity: Provides a secure and reliable network environment for users.

Ideal for:

  • Organizations with sensitive data requiring high-level security protection.
  • Businesses needing to comply with industry regulations like PCI DSS and HIPAA.
  • Companies with large and complex networks that require centralized security management.
  • Enterprises migrating to Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms and seeking advanced security features.

Technical Specifications:

  • License type: Perpetual or subscription
  • Supported features: ATD/P, Secure Boot, ISE Integration, Secure NDP, MACsec Encryption, NAC
  • Supported platforms: Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms

Additional Notes:

  • The availability of perpetual and subscription licensing options depends on your region and purchasing partner.
  • Technical support for Cisco Catalyst 8000 Series Edge Platforms and the C8000-HSEC license is available from Cisco or authorized partners.
  • Purchasing genuine Cisco licenses from authorized distributors ensures compatibility and avoids potential issues.

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