Cisco Strategic Alliance

Integrated Solutions to Bring Success

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Rockwell Automation and Cisco are committed to help your business performance by bridging technical and cultural gaps between production and business systems. Digitalization requires the connection of isolated systems and processes to support modern IIoT technologies. Rockwell Automation and Cisco leverage best practices from operations and information technology with jointly developed resources, products, and training.

Improve Your Network Infrastructure 

We understand common industrial business challenges like limited visibility across OT/IT networks, under-utilized production capacity, assets and workforces, and slow time to repair. Together, Rockwell Automation and Cisco deliver solutions like Converged Plantwide Ethernet (CPwE) validated architectures for efficient design and secure deployment of industrial network infrastructure foundational to your digital transformation.


Use our interactive CPwE tool to find out what problems CPwE can help you solve and what impactful business benefits you can expect.

Leading Digital Transformation for The Connected Enterprise

Cisco and Rockwell Automation are leading innovation with industrial networking and security solutions for a simplified, future-ready converged network architecture with designs, products and services that connect production systems to business systems.

Enable business agility

Increases connectivity and interoperability to securely connect disparate and leverage data sources.

Optimize production yield

Drives greater efficiencies by connecting operational and business systems for end-to-end visibility.

Minimize risk

Protects physical and network assets, intellectual property, and system data.

28% of manufacturing organizations reported a loss of revenue due to security attacks in the last year.

Expertise in Every Industry

Rockwell Automation and Cisco have combined expertise to meet your unique industrial challenges with proven, repeatable and scalable solutions.

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Increase efficiency, create flexibility and get to market faster with connectivity to relevant, real-time information.

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Food & Beverage

Leverage smart manufacturing to improve yield, mitigate security risks and drive productivity with connectivity to relevant, real-time information.

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Optimize safe, secure operations and throughput across your connected mine with the right visibility into your operations.

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Dependable, modern solutions that meet regulatory compliance, drive efficiency and gain public trust.

Validated Architecture Design

Converged Plant-wide Ethernet Design

For plants to become information-driven, they need a strong foundation of a single industrial network architecture. It is crucial to send data to the right place, at the right time, and in the right context. A network infrastructure that is built on standard Ethernet and IP enables the flow of data across your global enterprise. Accelerate network convergence with design guidance and best practices to deploy scalable, robust, secure, safe, and future-ready industrial network architectures.

Risks to the bottom line include the unpredictable maintenance costs of an aging infrastructure and the growing number of industrial IoT devices, estimated to reach 3.2 billion by 2020.

Secure Converged Network Infrastructure

Get the Most Out of Your Industrial Architecture

Streamline, secure, and connect isolated assets and systems throughout your value chain by modernizing your infrastructure to harness real-time operations data and IoT technologies. Jointly developed products and services from Cisco and Rockwell Automation offer open, industry-standard network technologies with real-time control and information. Applications include discrete, continuous process, batch, safety, drive, motion, and high availability use-cases.

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