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Industrial Networking

Cisco’s Connected Factory solutions boost performance with a secure industrial network backbone.

Create an end-to-end network architecture

Use the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to connect business systems with automation and control. Leverage our tested, validated designs to optimize industrial network performance.

Factory Network

Connect automation and control systems to IT systems with a converged, standards-based industrial Ethernet network.

Factory Wireless

Create a unified, highly secure wireless network, and improve communications on the plant floor.

Factory Security

Protect plant assets and production integrity with our suite of industrial security products, technologies, and services.

We can help you...

Bring your factory to the future

See how the experts at IDC recommend approaching your digital manufacturing and IIoT projects. (PDF - 579 KB)

Build an industrial network architecture

Use our Connected Factory map as a guide for your industrial network. (PDF - 5.1 MB )

Assess your security strategy

Find out how many boxes you can check and see if you have defense-in-depth security. (PDF - 58.1 KB)

Digital manufacturing front-runners

Toolmaker improves productivity

Cisco and AeroScout help Stanley Black & Decker manage manufacturing complexity and cut costs.

Automaker improves ROI

See how General Motors standardized its operations and got a 166 percent return on investment.

Aluminum smelter boosts efficiency

Cisco and Rockwell Automation help Emirates Aluminum optimize plant production.

Bring IT and OT teams together

Connecting IT and OT with digital manufacturing projects can save money and boost efficiency.

Accelerate digital transformation and ROI

Our comprehensive consulting services for the Cisco Connected Factory help you plan, design, build, optimize, and manage your solution.

Marcegaglia's factory of the future

The investment we had to make was aimed at completing the transformation of Marcegaglia into a connected factory by adopting a unified network for the company and the plants that could enable process re-engineering from an Internet of Things perspective all the way along a totally computerized supply chain.

Livio Bonatti, Network Infrastructure Manager at Marcegaglia