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.
View tested and validated reference architectures to help you design and implement your network.
See our use cases for designing and deploying Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP) technology with redundant network infrastructure across plant-wide IACS applications.
See our use cases for designing and deploying IEEE 1588 PTP and CIP Sync technology throughout a plant-wide network infrastructure.
See our use cases for designing and deploying DLR technology across OEM and plant-wide IACS applications.
This white paper outlines several network security use cases for plant-wide industrial automation and control system (IACS) network infrastructure.
Learn how to achieve a resilient, scalable network infrastructure designed to optimize plant-wide IACS application and network performance.
Outlines several security and mobility architecture use cases for designing and deploying mobile devices, with FactoryTalk® software applications.
Use cases to design and deploy end-to-end connectivity with FactoryTalk® software from the machine, to the enterprise, to the cloud level in a CPwE.
Use cases to design and deploy Stratix® 2500 lightly managed ethernet switches within OEM applications and CPwE architectures.
Learn how to design, deploy and manage Stratix 5950 industrial firewalls in a plant-wide industrial network.
Outlines the concepts, requirements, technology and design considerations for Location Based Services (LBS) within the Converged Plantwide Ethernet Unified Wireless LAN architectures.
Seamless connectivity and information sharing can improve business performance, increase yield, and reduce safety risks.
Design considerations to the design and deployment of a holistic resilient plant-wide network architecture.
Read about key industrial automation application requirements to help migration within the CPwE architecture framework.
Learn how Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) helps support centrally managed secure computer access to the network.
Learn how Network Address Translation can help you save time by virtualizing IP addresses.
Design and implementation guidance to achieve the real-time communication, reliability, and resiliency requirements of the industrial control system
General considerations to design and deploy a holistic defense-in-depth industrial security policy to help secure networked Industrial Automation and Control System assets.
Recommendations for segmenting business networks from plant-wide networks by using an Industrial Demilitarized Zone
With cyber security and network performance at the forefront, follow a plan to help ensure the best industrial network design for your plant.
Designed to help the user select cabling based on the application, environmental conditions, and mechanical requirements.