Cisco Excess

Cisco Excess – also called Cisco Wholesale – is original Cisco equipment manufactured by Cisco.

Cisco launched Cisco Excess, to reduce the size of their global excess inventory. This stock consists of inventory that still has a useful life, but with limited demand from its traditional Authorized Channels. The products typically come from cancelled orders, over-production, warehouse rotations, expired leasing contracts and demo models. Cisco Excess is not a part of the refurbished market.


  • All products sourced from Cisco’s Excess Used inventory are designated with a “-WS” at the end of the part number.
  • All products have a valid version of the IOS loaded and relicensed by Cisco.
  • All products are fully functional and may include minor cosmetic imperfections.
  • All products are eligible for SmartNet Total Care (SNTC) support purchased through a Cisco Authorized Partner.
  • All Cisco Excess products has to be at least 2 years old.
  • All products ship from Cisco with clean EU serial numbers for guaranteed European Rights of Use.


Benefits of the EXCESS program

  • Hardware is tested and guaranteed to work.
  • Eliminates the worry of counterfeit.
  • Valid serial numbers with Cisco IOS.
  • SMARTnet eligible.
  • Warranteed by Cisco.
  • Cheaper than the new stuff.