Cisco Connected Factory

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End-to-End Architecture for the Factory

The Cisco Connected Factory Solution is a portfolio of validated, proven architectures, capabilities, and market-leading technologies and services. This solution is designed to help industrial companies:

  • Rapidly and more securely integrate industrial automation and control with business systems
  • Build one common, converged, rugged, plant-to business network
  • Improve operational costs and efficiency
  • Find and fix problems faster to improve production uptime and equipment availability
  • Improve security through control of network access by user and location with identity services

Cisco provides the breadth of plant infrastructure capabilities across networking, wireless, security, physical video, computing, and communications. In this way, the solution can flexibly support the current and future business needs of manufacturers. It meets the requirements of both business IT and operational technology in a highly secure, reliable, and integrated platform.

Connected Factory is built on years of partnership with industry leader Rockwell Automation, through the joint development work on the Converged Plantwide Ethernet Validated Architecture and Design Guide. The initial solutions in this portfolio include Factory Network and Factory Wireless.

Connected Factory Solutions

  • Factory Network

    This solution integrates automation and enterprise systems onto a standards-based IP-network.

  • Factory Wireless

    This unified, easy-to-manage, and highly secure plant wireless infrastructure can meet the requirements of your mission-critical applications.

  • Factory Security

    This suite of solutions focuses on protecting plant assets with converged-access security products, technologies, and services.


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