Purpose built for managing industrial networks, the Cisco Industrial Network Director (IND) is designed to help operations teams gain full visibility into your network to automate devices and industrial network systems for improved system availability and increase overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
Visualize how automation assets connect to the industrial network. Gain insightful context for troubleshooting issues.
Integrate automation asset identity with security platforms. Bring enterprise-class threat defense capabilities to your industrial network security.
Use plug-and-play functionality to enable machine builders and OEMs to configure machine networks to your specifications.
Integrate IND with Stealthwatch to know who is on the industrial network and what they’re doing using telemetry from your network infrastructure.
Use Industrial Network Director to discover automation devices with Common Industrial Protocol (CIP), PROFINET, Modbus, OPC Unified Architecture (OPC-UA), BACnet, Siemens S7, and other industrial communication protocols. Visualize connectivity between automation and networking assets on a dynamic topology map.
Pinpoint issues and recover quickly from unplanned downtime. Alarms triggered by network events are contextualized with industrial asset visibility.
Get zero-touch switch commissioning, continuous monitoring of switch health and traffic statistics, and switch configuration backup. GUI-driven actions let non-IT operations personnel securely add automation devices to existing network infrastructure.
Industrial Network Director integrates with Cisco ISE and Stealthwatch, so IT can define security policies based on the identity and location of industrial assets. With a simple graphical interface, controls personnel can express operational intent and dynamically trigger appropriate security policy updates.
Take advantage of Industrial Network Director's APIs. Easily integrate network information into existing industrial asset management systems. Customers and system integrators can build custom dashboards to meet their specific monitoring and accounting needs.
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.