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Why CBS?

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Cisco® Business Switch is a new portfolio of affordable switches that provides a reliable foundation for any small business network.

Cisco Business Switch offer better performance, easier management, and enhanced security.

The new Cisco Business Switch Series replaces the current

  1. 550X, 350X and 350 Series Managed Switches ------------------------------> CBS 350

  2. 250 Series Smart Switches --------------------------------------------------------------------------------> CBS 250

  3. 220 Series Smart Switches --------------------------------------------------------------------------------> CBS 220

  4. 110/95 Series Unmanaged Switches -------------------------------------------------------> CBS 110

  5. 500, 300 Series switches ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------> CBS 350

  6. 200 Series switches ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> CBS 250

  7. 100/90 Series switches ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> CBS 110


The Cisco Business Switch family is available in four series, offering a combination from 5 to 48 10/100/1000BASE-T ports.

  1. CBS 110 Series Unmanaged Switches [Datasheet]

    1. Upto 50 users

    2. CPU 400 MHz ARM / Flash 8MB - 16 MB / DRAM 64 MB - 128 MB

    3. 5- to 24-port models that are desktop or rack mountable

    4. Package contents

      1. Cisco Business 110 Series switch

      2. Power cord or adapter

      3. Quick start guide

      4. Mounting kit

  2. CBS 220 Series Smart Switches [Datasheet]

    1. Upto 99 users

    2. Flash 64MB/ DRAM 256 MB

    3. Layer 2 switching


    5. LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol)

    6. VLAN

    7. ACLs - Drop or rate limit based on source and destination MAC, VLAN ID or IP address, protocol, port, (TCP)/ (UDP) source and destination ports, (ICMP) packets, (IGMP) packets

    8. Port security - Creates the ability to lock source MAC addresses to ports; limits the number of learned MAC addresses

    9. 802.1X - Remote Authentication Dial-in User Service (RADIUS) authentication;

    10. IPv6

    11. Time-based PoE - PoE power can be on or off based on user-defined schedule to save energy.

    12. Time-based port operation - Link up or down based on user-defined schedule (when the port is administratively up).

    13. Remote Monitoring (RMON) - Embedded RMON software agent supports 4 RMON groups (history, statistics, alarms, and events) for enhanced traffic management, monitoring, and analysis

    14. Package contents

      1. Cisco Business 220 Series Ethernet switch

      2. Power cord or adapter

      3. Quick start guide

      4. Mounting kit

  3. CBS 250 Series Smart Switches [Datasheet]

    1. Upto 249 users

    2. CPU 800 MHz ARM / Flash 256 MB/ DRAM 512 MB

    3. Layer 3 static routing - You can manage internal routing with your switches and dedicate your router to external traffic and security, helping your network run more efficiently.

    4. DHCP Relay - Relay of DHCP traffic across IP domains

    5. Secure Core Technology (SCT) - Ensures that the switch will receive and process management and protocol traffic no matter how much traffic is received

    6. Trustworthy systems - Trustworthy systems provide a highly secure foundation for Cisco products

    7. Rate limiting - Ingress policer; egress shaping and rate control; per VLAN, per port, and flow based

    8. Package contents

      1. Cisco Business 250 Series Smart Switch

      2. Power cord (power adapter for 8-port SKUs)

      3. Quick start guide

      4. Mounting kit

  4. CBS 350 Series Managed Switches [Datasheet]

    1. Upto 249 users

    2. CPU 800 MHz ARM / Flash 256 MB/ DRAM 512 MB

    3. GE/2.5G/5G/10G

    4. Dynamic routing - RIP v2

    5. Policy-Based Routing (PBR) - Flexible routing control to direct packets to different next hop based on IPv4 or IPv6 Access Control List (ACL)

    6. DHCP Server - Switch functions as an IPv4 DHCP server serving IP addresses for multiple DHCP pools/scopes Support for DHCP options

    7. DHCP snooping - This prevents rogue devices from behaving as DHCP Servers.

    8. Application and traffic visibility

    9. Stacking - for Up to 4 units (10G uplink models), allowing you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot all switches in a stack as a single unit with a single IP address.

    10. 60W PoE*

    11. Package contents

      1. Cisco Business 350 Series Managed Switch

      2. Power Cord (Power adapter for select 8-port and 16-port SKUs)

      3. Quick start guide

      4. Mounting kit

Management Options

  1. Intuitive web interface

  2. Cisco Business mobile app helps to set up a local network in minutes and provide easy management at your fingertips

  3. Cisco Business Dashboard - is a network management tool for CB switches, routers, and wireless access points

  4. Command-line interface

  5. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)


  • Cisco Business switches come with a Limited Lifetime (CBS 350, CBS 250 and CBS 110 series) or 3-year warranty (CBS 220 series). If there are any hardware defects, Cisco will replace the product upon receipt of the defective device.

  • In addition, the warranty includes free access to technical support during local business hours, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, for a period of 1 year from the original date of purchase.

  • A support contract is not required but will be available for purchase for added peace of mind. Support contracts will extend the phone support for up to 3 years, and enable hardware devices to be eligible for advance replacement in the event of product returns and replacements (RMA).

  • Software bug fixes are available for the life of the products.

  • Cisco Business 350 Series Managed Switches come with an Enhanced Limited Lifetime Warranty (ELLW), which provides next-business-day advance replacement where available in addition to the standard coverage in LLW.

Product warranty terms and other information applicable to Cisco Business products are available at


  • Loop detection - Helps discover loops in the network to avoid broadcast storms

  • Cable diagnostics - Quickly identify and troubleshoot network cable faults and/or shorts

  • Quality of Service (QoS) - 802.1p priority based, 4 hardware queues, priority queuing and Weighted Round-Robin (WRR)

  • Automatic Media-Dependent Interface Crossover (MDIX) - Automatically adjusts transmit and receive pairs if an incorrect cable type (crossover or straight-through) is installed.

  • Trustworthy systems

  • CBD - Cisco Business Dashboard is a network management tool for Cisco Business switches, routers, and wireless access points. It simplifies the job of managing a business network, by automating the deployment, monitoring and lifecycle management of the network.


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