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Cisco DNA for Manufacturing

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 (Cisco 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.

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

That’s intent-based networking.

It’s constantly learning.

The new network works tirelessly to unlock data from machines, sensors, and the network itself, turning info into insights that maximize productivity, improve quality, and prevent downtime.

It’s constantly adapting.

An automated network helps you keep pace with customer and market needs, ensuring continuous high-performance IT and OT services and increasing agility while lowering operational costs.

It’s constantly protecting.

The new network is always searching for threats within your facilities and enterprise, even in encrypted traffic. Protect your IoT devices, production data, and intellectual property with an intelligent network.

Find out how ready your network
is for the digital era.

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Explore Cisco DNA for Manufacturing

Insights and analytics

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

Automation and assurance

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

Security and compliance

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


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

Cisco DNA-ready infrastructure

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

Cisco DNA products for manufacturing

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

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

Featured technologies

Automate and centrally manage your network

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

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.

Start your journey today

Improve results across your factory floor with our Cisco DNA services.

News and events

Why IIOT projects fail

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

Is your network digital-ready?

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

Gartner Magic Quadrant

Learn why Cisco is a leader for best enterprise on-premises and cloud-based access.

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