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Developed specifically to withstand the harshest industrial environments, these industrial firewalls offer uncompromising end to end security with industrial design and operation in mind.

Product overview

The Cisco® Industrial Security Appliances are true industrial firewalls that provide OT targeted protection based on proven enterprise class security.

The ISA 3000 with four data links is a DIN rail mount, ruggedized appliance that provides the widest range of Access, Threat, and Application controls for the harshest and most demanding of industrial environments.

The ISA 3000 Series starts with the same industrial success of the IE 4000 switch hardware design and adds the proven security of the Cisco ASA firewall, Firepower services and Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) software. The ISA 3000 is the answer to provide both safety and security to your network modernization projects. It also provides the anchor point for converging IT and OT security visibility without interfering with industrial operational practice. This security appliance is built to withstand extreme environments, reflect industrial design, all the while adhering to overall IT network design, compliance, and performance requirements.

The ISA 3000 Series is ideal for industrial Ethernet applications where hardened products are required. The product is successfully running in major electrical utilities, energy production, mining and other automation environments. Further uses are Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), city surveillance programs, and water/wastewater utilities. Security and safety visibility has never been higher with the ability to simultaneously track suspect file propagation, coil set points, abnormal traffic patterns, and escalation of privileges all within a single device. This industrial element of Cisco’s secure networking portfolio cooperatively interacts with other industrial grade Cisco solutions as well as provides complete vision to interactions between your local cell, the IT world, outside vendors, or contractor activity.

Proper deployment of the ISA 3000 industrial firewall can fulfill security requirements associated with a variety of industrial standards, regulations, and guidelines such as: NERC-CIP, ISA 99, ISA 62443, CFATS, ANSI/AWWA G430 and others.

Managed through either a user-friendly on-box system manager or company wide security management, the ISA 3000 provides industrial focused, out-of-the-box configuration and simplified operational manageability. These highly customizable management options allow for simplified local operational awareness and higher order IT/OT security convergence for the inevitable mingling of industrial and IT capabilities. The ISA3000 platforms can run either the Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco ASA Firewall plus Sourcefire FirePOWER (ASA+FP) or Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD).

Table 1.           Capabilities of Cisco ISA 3000

Robust Industrial Design

  Built for harsh environment and temperature range (-40° to 70°C).
  Hardened for vibration, shock, surge, and electrical noise immunity.
  Four 1 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports provide multiple resilient design options. (4 copper or 2 copper plus 2 fiber)
  Complies with multi-industry specifications for industrial automation, ITS, and electrical substation environments.
  Improves uptime, performance, and safety of industrial systems and equipment.
  Compact DIN rail unit design with industrial LED features allowing easy monitoring.
  Fanless, convection cooled with no moving parts for extended durability.
  IEEE 1588v2 PTP (default profile is supported).
  Alarm I/O for monitoring and signaling to external equipment.

User-Friendly GUI Device Manager

  On-device management for local awareness immediate control.
  Multi-device management can handle 100s of devices.
  User specific access and control customizations.

Traffic Continuity/Protection

  Full “lights out” traffic bypass copper ports.
  Default passive deployment learning mode.
  Software updates possible without traffic loss.
  Connection limitations protect from DOS causing traffic.
  Latency detection and mitigation functions.
  Quality of Service policies.

Proven, Extensible Access Control

  Enforces ISA-95/IEC 62264 segmentation needs.
  Full stateful inspection
  Layer 2 and Layer 3 Firewall operation modes.
  Downloadable Access Control Lists.
  Identity based access control policies.
  Users/User Groups.
  Policy based routing ACLs.
  Extended ACLs.
  WebVPN ACLs.
  Dynamic ACLs.
  TrustSec ACLs.

Uncompromising Threat Detection

  Over 25,000 rules provide the widest range of protection anywhere.
  Hundreds of industrial focused rules.
  Industrial equipment exploit protection rules.
  Protocol abuse identification.
  Protects web based control systems.
  Network behavior analytics.
  Passive device discovery.

Application Control

  Visibility and Control of all DMZ infrastructure.
  Visibility and Control of Industrial applications.
  Visibility and Control of individual protocol commands and values.
  ICS/OT Protocol Visibility and/or Control.

Remote Access Enablement/Controls

  Network Access Control via Cisco AnyConnect.
  Identity Services Engine support.
  Site to Site VPN.
  Remote Access VPN.
  Clientless SSL VPN offering.
  Cisco Secure Desktop.
  Support for Citrix and VMware clientless connections.

DMZ Infrastructure

  DNS Services.
  DHCP Services.
  AAA Support.
  IP Routing.

OT/ICS Protocol support – Application Identifiers

  ENIP – Ethernet/IP.
  Emission Control Protocol.
  Fujitsu Device Control.
  Honeywell Control Station/NIF Server.
  Honeywell Esperion DSA Server Monitor.
  CIP (Common Industrial Protocol).
  CIP Admin.
  CIP Infrastructure.
  CIP Malformed.
  CIP RA Admin Download.
  CIP RA Admin Firmware Update.
  CIP RA Admin Other.
  CIP RA Infrastructure.
  CIP A Read Other.
  CIP RA Read Tag.
  CIP RA Write Other.
  CIP RA Write Tag.
  CIP Read.
  CIP Unknown.
  CIP Write.

OT Protocol pre-processors and Intrusion Rules


Your Ruggedized Choice for Industrial Firewall Deployments

The Cisco Industrial Security Appliance 3000 Series offer:

     Controlled access from cell and substation level all the way up to ISP connectivity.

     Flexible, enterprise class remote access.

     Provides basic network infrastructure services such as DNS and DHCP.

     Unequaled threat protection for every level of networking and computing - from the switch, router, OS, compute infrastructure, to industrial control systems.

     More levels of traffic continuity safety than other offering in the industrial space.

     Application visibility and control for every level of application in the industrial and enterprise space.

Figure 1 shows the ISA 3000, Table 2 shows the available ISA 3000 ordering PIDs, and Table 3 lists the SFP modules for Cisco Industrial Security Appliance 3000 Series.

Figure 1 shows the ISA 3000

Table 2.           Cisco Industrial Security Appliance 3000 Series Models and options:

Product Number

Copper 10/100/1000 (all bypass enabled)

SFP Fiber Ports







Optional Orderable Features (ASA+FP)



Security Plus - HA enablement, SSL VPN, greater connection count, VLAN trunking



Threat/Application Subscription License



1 Year Subscription Threat/Application



3 Year Subscription Threat/Application



5 Year Subscription Threat/Application



Threat Defense Malware Protection License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Malware Protection



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Malware Protection



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Malware Protection



Threat Defense URL Filtering License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense URL Filtering License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense URL Filtering License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense URL Filtering License



Threat Defense Threat and URL License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and URL Filtering License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and URL Filtering License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and URL Filtering  License



Threat Defense Threat and Malware License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and Malware Protection License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and Malware Protection License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and Malware Protection License



Threat Defense Threat, Malware and URL License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat, Malware Protection, and URL License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat, Malware Protection, and URL License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat, Malware Protection, and URL License

Optional Orderable Features (FTD)



Threat/Application Subscription License



1 Year Subscription Threat/Application



3 Year Subscription Threat/Application



5 Year Subscription Threat/Application



Threat Defense Malware Protection License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Malware Protection



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Malware Protection



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Malware Protection



Threat Defense URL Filtering License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense URL Filtering License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense URL Filtering License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense URL Filtering License



Threat Defense Threat and URL License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and URL Filtering License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and URL Filtering License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and URL Filtering License



Threat Defense Threat and Malware License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and Malware Protection License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and Malware Protection License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat and Malware Protection License



Threat Defense Threat, Malware and URL License



1 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat, Malware Protection, and URL License



3 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat, Malware Protection, and URL License



5 Year Subscription Threat Defense Threat, Malware Protection, and URL License

Table 3.           Supported Cisco Ruggedized SFPs

Product Number



1000 BASE-SX Ruggedized


1000 BASE-LX/LH Ruggedized


100 BASE-FX Ruggedized


100 BASE-LX Ruggedized

Table 4.           Suggested power supply

Cisco Part number



AC to DC 24V/2.1A DIN Rail power supply, input I00-240VAC/1.25A 50-60Hz, output 24VDC/2.1A, IEC Plug


AC to DC 24V/2.1A DIN Rail power supply, input 100-240VAC/1.25A or 125-250VDC/1A, output 24VDC

Product specifications

Table 5 lists physical specifications, Table 6 gives information about device performance and scalability, Tables 7 and 8 list some important software features, Table 9 lists compliance specifications, and Table 10 gives information about management and standards of the Cisco ISA 3000 Series.

Table 5.           Physical product specifications




  4 Core Intel Rangely (I-temp).
  8-GB DRAM (soldered down).
  16-GB onboard flash memory.
  mSATA 64Gb.
  1-GB removable SD flash memory card - industrial temp (enabled in future release).
  Mini-USB connector for console.
  RJ-45 traditional console connector.
  Dedicated 10/100/1000 Management port.
  Hardware based anti-counterfeit, anti-tamper chip.
  Factory reset option.


  Alarm I/O: two alarm inputs to detect dry contact open or closed, one Form C alarm output relay.

Dimensions, (H x W x D)

  11.2cm (Width) x 13cm (Height) x 16cm (Depth).



Power Supply and Ranges

  Dual internal DC.
  Nominal ± 12Vdc, 24Vdc, or 48Vdc.
  Maximum Range 9.6 Vdc to 60 Vdc.
  Power Consumption 24 Watts.

MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure

  ISA-3000-4C 398,130 hours.
  ISA-3000-2C2F 376,580 hours.

Table 6.           Device scalability




Max 2Gbps - Min. 22Mbps

Varies with traffic type and security activity

(please work with Cisco SE for your traffic profile)

IPSec VPN Tunnels

5, 25 (with SecPlus license on ASA), 25 (FTD)

Defined Interfaces

200, 400 (with SecPlus license on ASA), 400 (FTD)

VLAN counts

5, 100 (with SecPlus license on ASA), 100 (FTD)

IPv4 MAC security ACEs

1,000 with default TCAM Template

NAT translation

Bidirectional, 128 unique subnet NAT translation entries, which can expand to tens of thousands of translated entries if designed properly

Table 7.           Cisco ISA 3000 Key network support features

General Features



  Static NAT
  With Port Translation, One-to-Many, Non-standard ports
  Dynamic NAT
  Dynamic PAT
  Identity NAT

Layer 2 IPv6

IPv6 Host support, HTTP over IPv6, SNMP over IPv6

Layer 3 Routing

IPv4 Static Routing

Dynamic Routing - RIP, EIGRP, ISIS, OSPF and BGP


IEEE 1588 (PTP HW enabled)

Separate Routing for Management Traffic

Segregates data and management traffic routing


802.1q trunks supported

Table 8.           Cisco ISA 3000 key security software features

Security Area


TrustSec Controls

  In-band and out of band Identity
  Active Directory integration
  Policy based on Security Group Tags
  802.1x support
  MACSec and MAB support
  Enforces end-point security state for remote access

Multi-Level Access Controls

  Global Blacklists - automated or manual
  Global Whitelists
  Third party intelligence feed utilization
  File Whitelists
  File Blacklists
  Application level access control
  802.1x support

Threat Network Mapping

  Passive device identification
  Mobile device identification
  Application host network mapping
  Vulnerability/host network mapping
  User/host network mapping

Threat Discovery

  Indicators of Compromise tracking
  OpenAppID - open community ID system
  Correlation policies and responses
  Traffic variance detection
  Router based remediation actions
  Netflow tracking
  25,000+ threat identifiers
  Customizable identifiers
  Can create wholly new identifiers
  Widest identifier contributorship

File Tracking

  Approved file trace
  Suspect file trace
  Malware match

Table 9.           Compliance specifications



Electromagnetic Emissions

FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Class A

EN 55022A Class A

VCCI Class A


CISPR 11 Class A

CISPR 22 Class A

ICES 003 Class A

CNS13438 Class A


Electromagnetic Immunity





EN 61000-4-2 Electro Static Discharge

EN 61000-4-3 Radiated RF

EN 61000-4-4 Electromagnetic Fast Transients

EN 61000-4-5 Surge

EN 61000-4-6 Conducted RF

EN 61000-4-8 Power Frequency Magnetic Field

EN 61000-4-9 Pulse Magnetic Field

EN 61000-4-18 Damped Oscillatory Wave

EN-61000-4-29 DC Voltage Dips and Interruptions

Industry Standards

EN 61000-6-1 Immunity for Light Industrial Environments

EN 61000-6-2 Immunity for Industrial Environments

EN 61000-6-4 Emission Standard for Industrial Environments

EN 61326 Industrial Control

EN 61131-2 Programmable Controllers

IEEE 1613 Electric Power Stations Communications Networking

IEC 61850-3 Electric Substations Communications Networking


EN 50121-3-2

EN 50121-4 

EN 50155

Safety Standards and Certifications

Information Technology Equipment:

UL/CSA 60950-1

EN 60950-1

CB to IEC 60950-1 with all country deviations

NOM to NOM-019-SCFI (through partners and distributor)

Industrial Floor (Control Equipment):

UL 508

CSA C22.2, No 142

EN/IEC 61010-2-201

UL/CSA 61010-1

Hazardous Locations*

ANSI/ISA 12.12.01 (Class I, Div 2 A-D

CSA C22.2 No 213 (Class 1, Div 2 A-D)

UL/CSA 60079-0, -15

IEC 60079-0, -15 (IECEx test report Class I, Zone 2, group II gases)

EN 60079-0, -15 ATEX certification (Class I, Zone 2, group II gases)

*Must meet deployment requirements such as with IP 54 enclosure described in the following document: Product Documentation and Compliance Information for the Cisco ISA 3000 Industrial Security Appliance https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/td/docs/security/Firewalls/ISA3000/ISA3000-PDOC.pdf

Operating Environment

Operating Temperature: -40C to +74C

  -40C to +70C (Vented Enclosure Operating)
  -40C to +60C (Sealed Enclosure Operating)
  -40C to +75C (Fan or Blower equipped Enclosure Operating)

EN 60068-2-21

EN 60068-2-2

EN 61163

Storage Environment

Temperature: -40 to +85 degrees C

Altitude: 0-15,000 feet

IEC 60068-2-14


Relative humidity of 5% to 95% non-condensing.

IEC 60068-2-30

Shock and Vibration

  IEC60068-2-6 and IEC60068-2-27
  MIL-STD-810, Method 514.4
  Marine EN60945
  Industrial EN61131-2/IEC61131-2
  Railway EN61373 CAT 1B
  Smart Grid EN61850-3
  IEEE 1613


ISO 9223: Corrosion

class C3-Medium

class C4-High

EN 60068-2-52 (Salt Fog)

EN 60068-2-60 (Flowing Mixed Gas)


RoHS Compliance

China RoHS Compliance

TAA (Government)

CE (Europe)


Five-year limited HW warranty on all ISA 3000 PIDS. See link at end of Datasheet for more details on warranty.

Table 10.       Management and standards



IEEE Standards

  IEEE 802.1D MAC Bridges, STP
  IEEE 802.1p Layer2 COS prioritization
  IEEE 802.1q VLAN
  IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning-Trees
  IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning-Tree
  IEEE 802.1x Port Access Authentication
  IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation (LACP)
  IEEE 802.3ah 100BASE-X SMF/MMF only
  IEEE 802.3x full duplex on 10BASE-T
  IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T specification
  IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-TX specification
  IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T specification
  IEEE 802.3z 1000BASE-X specification
  IEEE 1588v2 PTP Precision Time Protocol

RFC Compliance

  RFC 768: UDP
  RFC 783: TFTP
  RFC 791: IPv4 protocol
  RFC 792: ICMP
  RFC 793: TCP
  RFC 826: ARP
  RFC 854: Telnet
  RFC 951: BOOTP
  RFC 959: FTP
  RFC 1157: SNMPv1
  RFC 1901,1902-1907 SNMPv2
  RFC 2273-2275: SNMPv3
  RFC 2571: SNMP Management
  RFC 1166: IP Addresses
  RFC 1256: ICMP Router Discovery
  RFC 1305: NTP
  RFC 1492: TACACS+
  RFC 1493: Bridge MIB Objects
  RFC 1534: DHCP and BOOTP interoperation
  RFC 1542: Bootstrap Protocol
  RFC 1643: Ethernet Interface MIB
  RFC 1757: RMON
  RFC 2068: HTTP
  RFC 2131, 2132: DHCP
  RFC 2236: IGMP v2
  RFC 3376: IGMP v3
  RFC 2474: DiffServ Precedence
  RFC 3046: DHCP Relay Agent Information Option
  RFC 3580: 802.1x RADIUS
  RFC 4250-4252 SSH Protocol
1 For the complete list of the supported SFP models, please refer to https://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list.html.
2 MMF = multi-mode fiber
3 SMF = single-mode fiber

Warranty information

Warranty information for the ISA 3000 is available at https://www.cisco-servicefinder.com/warrantyfinder.aspx

Cisco environmental sustainability

Information about Cisco’s environmental sustainability policies and initiatives for our products, solutions, operations, and extended operations or supply chain is provided in the “Environment Sustainability” section of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report.

Reference links to information about key environmental sustainability topics (mentioned in the “Environment Sustainability” section of the CSR Report) are provided in the following table:

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WEEE compliance

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