We continuously publish whitepapers to provide awareness on network and security capabilities. These whitepapers explain the industrial-focused CPwE architectures that are tested and validated as part of the design guides referenced above. The whitepapers often combine Rockwell Automation and Cisco expertise to accurately address convergence between industrial and enterprise networks.
CPwE Design Guides
View tested and validated reference architectures to help you design and implement your network.
Modernizing from ControlNet to EtherNet/IP
February 5, 2020
ControlNet® protocol has been a reliable network solution for IACS for the past 25 years. Moving forward, customers can better optimize their asset utilization using EtherNet/IP™ protocol.
License-based Protection Versus a Software Solution
December 5, 2018
Explore why a hardware root of trust Licensed-based Protection is a higher level of security and can keep your valuable property safer than just keys and/or a password.
The Connected Mine Whitepaper
April 1, 2016
Seamless connectivity and information sharing can improve business performance, increase yield, and reduce safety risks.
Guidance for Selecting Cables for EtherNet/IP
January 30, 2009
Designed to help the user select cabling based on the application, environmental conditions, and mechanical requirements.