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Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series

Advanced Gigabit Ethernet for optimizing your network

Cisco's Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series switches combine full Gigabit Ethernet switch solutions with advanced features in a modular, future-proof design. Expandable up to 26 ports in a compact form factor, these rugged switches are optimized for size and power, and bring Cisco intent-based networking to Industrial Ethernet applications.

Features and capabilities

Advanced features support for digital transformation

Cisco Catalyst IE 3400 Rugged Series is capable of redundancy protocols and time-sensitive networking, ensuring high availability for mission-critical applications. This switch platform is also capable of advanced security for Intent Based Networking.  

Modular, versatile switch design

The Cisco Catalyst IE 3400 Rugged Series offers nine modules with copper, fiber, and power over ethernet port options. The platform provides the flexibility to adapt to your growing network connectivity needs and helps to future-proof your investments.

Compact form factor for rugged switch use cases

Measuring 25 percent smaller than the IE3400, the Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series is easy to integrate into space and power constrained cabinet installations. Its rugged die-cast chassis is well suited for the harshest environments.

Fast speed, all Gigabit Ethernet

Accelerate digital transformation and upgrade your Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure to Gigabit speeds. The Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series can expand up to 26 ports of Gigabit Ethernet for a wide variety of connectivity needs.

Open extensible platform with IOS XE

Cisco IOS XE is the next-generation network operating system, with built-in open and standards-based APIs and multilayer security that inspires trust. This unified software stack is superb for process and workflow automation, enabling you to qualify and deploy new network connectivity services quicker.

Extend intent-based networking to the IoT edge

With Cisco’s highly scalable, flexible, secure and easy-to-deploy industrial IoT platforms - improve uptime, lower operating costs and future-proof your investments.

Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series and Expansion Modules

Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series are available with the following advanced expansion modules


  • Modular Base System
  • 8 Copper + 2 Fiber ports
  • Network Essentials


  • Advanced Expansion Module
  • 8 Copper ports


  • Advanced Expansion Module
  • 8 Fiber ports

"Industrial Ethernet switches play a pivotal role in connectivity-enabled business transformation initiatives. Cisco has emerged as the leading global manufacturer of Industrial Ethernet Switches and continues to lead the market in adoption of new value-added network infrastructure developments."

Chantal Polsonetti, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group

Use cases

Warehouses and distribution centers

Enhance networking security, safety, and optimize industrial operations with real-time visibility by securely connecting numerous warehouse systems.

Airport jetways

Improve operational efficiency and enhance passenger experience by connecting endpoints, such as IP phones, cameras, auxiliary power systems, and wireless access points.


Automate, reduce downtime, and increase productivity by connecting sensors, machines, and other IoT devices.

See what customers are saying

Festo’s automation systems rely on an advanced and integrated high speed industrial architecture that is secure, reliable and provides real-time visibility – and to do this, we at Festo are utilizing Cisco’s brand new Industrial IoT networking solutions for the factory. Early deployments of the Cisco Catalyst IE3x00 Rugged Series has opened the door to new opportunities to simplify management while continuing to deploy cutting edge, data intensive IoT applications.

Philipp Neidlein, IT Product Manager Voice & Data Network (CCIE#32305), Festo

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