Digital transformation for your factory core

Transform your factory's digital core

Improve operations, increase innovation and agility, and reduce risk with a network that constantly learns. Constantly adapts. Constantly protects. With comprehensive network automation, assurance, and security, Cisco Digital Network Architecture (DNA) simplifies management of your factory floor, reduces TCO, and provides deep network insights. This is a new era of networking. The Network. Intuitive.

A new era of networking for manufacturing.

The Network. Intuitive.

Explore Cisco’s intent-based networking

Imagine a network that offers visibility into production and inventory, creating context around everything that happens within the enterprise.

A network that understands business intent and dynamically safeguards new IoT initiatives while helping IT and operations teams collaborate.

A network that constantly monitors facilities, machines, and connected devices to identify and contain suspicious activity no matter where it hides.

That’s intent-based networking.

See how it works 

It’s constantly learning.

The new network is always on, working tirelessly to collect, analyze, and present you with the information you need to run your business better.

It unlocks data from machines, sensors, and the network itself, turning info into insights that maximize productivity, improve quality, and prevent downtime.

See adaptability 

It’s constantly adapting.

It’s a network that helps you keep pace with shifting customer and market needs by simplifying and automating responses to digital requirements.

An automated network can ensure continuous high-performance IT and OT services, increasing agility and innovation while lowering operational costs.

See security 

It’s constantly protecting.

The new network is always searching for threats within your facilities and enterprise, even in encrypted traffic.

Now when an attack occurs, your IoT devices, production data, and intellectual property are protected by an intelligent network.

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is for the digital era.

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Insights and analytics for government

Insights and analytics

Generate real-time analytics to track assets and resources on your factory floor. 

Automation and assurance

Automation and assurance

Automate and centrally manage your plant floor and carpeted-space network deployments.

Plant security and compliance

Security and compliance

Use your plant and corporate networks to detect and contain threats quickly, across both unencrypted and encrypted traffic.

Network virtualization for factories


Deploy and manage network resources as logical services rather than physical resources. You’ll improve network efficiency and lower costs.

DNA-ready infrastructure

DNA-ready infrastructure

Choose routing, switching, and wireless products designed for DNA.

DNA products for cities

DNA products for manufacturing

Take a look at what’s possible with our enterprise networking products.

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The network powers a better way to build trucks

The Network powers a better way to build trucks

"We produce and collect a massive amount of data to understand where we are during the assembly of the truck. Now we can provide dashboard information to management, stay informed about any parts shortages, and know the status of the vehicle in real time, any time."

Dieter Haban, CIO, Daimler Trucks North America

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Centralized management to assure production integrity

Automate and centrally manage your network

Simplify network operations through automation, and protect production integrity with traffic segmentation.

Map your digital network journey

Digitize manufacturing

See how Cisco Connected Factory keeps you ahead of your competition. (Video - 1:33 min)

400% ROI in 5 years?

Discover how digital network transformation can boost your business value.

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400% ROI in 5 years?

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Improve results across your factory floor with our DNA services.

News and events

Reasons why Industrial IoT projects fail

Why IIOT projects fail

Don’t make these 7 mistakes when digitizing the plant floor.

Digital-ready industrial networks

Is your network digital-ready?

Assess how digital-ready your industrial network is, and learn how to mature it.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise on-premises and cloud-based access

Gartner Magic Quadrant

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