Cisco Industrial Ethernet 4000 Series Switches

Maximize uptime in harsh industrial environments

Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) 4000 Series deliver best-in-class speed, security, and reliability for rugged environments. Its industry leading ring protocols, edge compute, and advanced industrial protocols support resilient and scalable networks. The IE 4000 Series meets all compliance requirements for a wide variety of industries. 

The end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for this product have been announced.
A Cisco Catalyst IE3300 Rugged Series or Cisco Catalyst IE3400 Rugged Series switch is recommended as a replacement.

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Features and benefits

Scalability and speed

Scale your industrial network with the IE 4000, delivering high-performance nonblocking switching capacity of up to 20 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) ports per switch.

Lower costs with greater inline power

IE 4000 Series switches are easy to install and deliver up to 240W of PoE power budget. They support 8-port Gigabit Power-over-Ethernet PoE/PoE+ in a compact, self-cooled, DIN-Rail mounted design.

Robust resilience for industrial networks

IE 4000 Series deliver secure access and industry-leading convergence using Cisco Resilient Ethernet Protocol (REP), and support advanced industrial protocols, including Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). They are ideal for factories, utility substation, intelligent transportation systems, and more.

Manage with Cisco Catalyst Center

Extend your enterprise network into non-carpeted spaces with the IE 4000. Use Cisco Catalyst Center to manage both your enterprise and as well as your extended enterprise network. The IE 4000 also supports Software-Defined Access Extension for IoT.

Smooth integration and management

Easily deploy and manage IE 4000 switches with Cisco Industrial Network Director, an easy-to-use network manager for non-IT operations personnel. It also features zero-touch deployment and express setup with a swappable SD flash card.

"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


Resilient Ethernet Protocal (REP) and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) deliver advanced automated network connectivity, reduce down-time, and increase productivity by connecting sensors, machines, and other IoT devices with high-redundancy and availability.


Connect sensors, IP cameras, digital signage, and other IoT connected devices to deliver real-time traffic monitoring and increase traffic flow and safety.


Improve operations with ruggedized connectivity Cisco's Industrial Ethernet (IE) 4000 switches, used with an industrial-grade secure Wi-Fi network, can increase efficiency and enhance passenger experience. Easily connect IP phones, video-surveillance cameras, wireless baggage handling and tracking, auxiliary power systems, and more.



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