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Digital Manufacturing

The factory of the future is already here.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

The road to smart manufacturing

Manufacturers are improving business operations with the power of industrial security and industrial Ethernet.

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.

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

Read At A Glance Learn more about Cisco DNA

Cisco DNA for Manufacturing

We can help you get network-wide insights for smarter operations.

Hear from our customers

"To enable uninterrupted communication … it is essential to have a fast, reliable, and high- performance architecture, as well as the right network devices for an industrial environment like ours. Cisco’s Connected Factory has laid the foundations for increasingly advanced and effective automation."

Livio Bonatti, Network Infrastructure Manager, Marcegaglia

I need to...

Connect my factory

Reduce downtime, increase productivity, and maintain industry compliance.

Secure my factory

Unify industrial security for IT and OT applications.

Connect my workers

Accelerate innovation across teams.

Digitise your operations

Visualise your digital factory

Use our interactive maps to plan your IoT project with industrial networking best practices.

Design for the future

Find out how an automaker implemented a state-of-the-art plant. (PDF - 579 KB)

Track resources and people

Harness the power of industrial networking to work for you. (PDF - 356 KB)

The future is IoT

Insights on smart manufacturing from the IDC Directions conference.

Smart food manufacturing

A burned-down Spanish factory is transformed into a digital masterpiece.

Optimising production

Prevent delays. Locate parts and people quickly. 

The factory of tomorrow, today

Security, safety, and risk are growing concerns for your operation. Where do you begin?