Cisco Industrial Network Director

Simple network monitoring for OT

Built to manage industrial networks, the Cisco® Industrial Network Director (IND) is designed to help operations teams deploy and monitor Cisco Industrial Ethernet Switches to ensure improved system availability and reduce downtime.

Simplify industrial network management


Use plug-and-play functionality to enable machine builders and OEMs to configure machine networks to your specifications.


Visualize your network with topology maps, monitor network health, and get contextual alerts  for troubleshooting issues.


Stay compliant by updating your switches with latest software updates, and protect your network with switch configuration Backup and Restore.


Fully automate all network operation and maintenance functions using a powerful RESTful API.


  • Plug-and-Play Server
  • Group based topology maps with overlays
  • Switch health monitoring
  • Industrial redundancy protocol (REP, DLR) monitoring
  • Precision Time Protocol (PTP) monitoring
  • Alarms with email notifications
  • Switch configuration backup and restore
  • Switch software updates
  • Role and Group based access control with RADIUS authentication and Authorization
  • Rest API for automation

How to deploy Industrial Network Director

Runs on Windows

IND is distributed as Windows executable and installs as a service to seamlessly fit your industrial automation ecosystem.


IND requires a minimum of Quad-Core 1.8 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, and 50 GB storage for small deployments and scales up for large deployments with more powerful hardware.


IND is accessed with a web browser and supports a RESTful API for integration with industrial automation systems.