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Cisco Industrial Network Director

Get full visibility and control of your industrial network

Purpose built for managing industrial networks, the Cisco Industrial Network Director is designed to help operations teams gain full visibility of network and automation devices in the context of the automation process and provides improved system availability and performance, leading to increased overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

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Features and Capabilities

Cisco Industrial Network Director is an easy-to-adopt network management system for industrial automation networks. Industrial Network Director is specifically designed to help operations teams manage automation by providing full visibility and control of the Industrial Ethernet infrastructure in the context of the automation process.

It offers:

  • Purpose-built user experiences for non–IT operations personnel
  • Lightweight platform that is easily installed on windows operating system
  • A common framework for operations and IT personnel to manage and maintain the industrial network and quickly recover from unplanned downtime
  • Integrated topology of automation and networking assets for complete plant floor asset visibility
  • Comprehensive RESTful APIs for integration with automation applications and control systems

Specifications at a Glance

  • Industrial network assets discovery customized for automation and control environments
  • Automation endpoint discovery using Common Industrial Protocol (CIP) and PROFINET industrial protocols
  • High-performance topology framework that provides an interactive experience in visualizing connectivity between automation and networking assets
  • Optimized alarm management with real-time alerts of network events and reporting of effects to automation assets to simplify troubleshooting issues
  • Real-time monitoring of device metrics, traffic statistics, and network infrastructure status for improved network health, performance, and uptime
  • Role-based access control with customizable permission mapping to restrict system access to authorized users on a per-feature basis
  • Detailed audit trails for operational visibility of network changes, additions, and modifications
  • Zoom-in capabilities from network to single device alarm
  • Integration with Cisco Active Advisor, a free cloud-based service providing essential network lifecycle information to make sure security and product updates are current
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Download Cisco Industrial Network Director and try it for free for a 90-day evaluation period.

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