Cisco: Cisco Catalyst IE9300 Rugged Switches Overview

We are excited to start the calendar year with the announcement of a new addition to Cisco’s industrial network switch portfolio.

Introducing the Cisco Catalyst IE9300 Rugged Series Switches designed to solve the most pressing problems in industrial networks:

  • Industrial operations are difficult to secure: Cybersecurity threats are growing and evolving, but most networks are flat, unsegmented Layer 2 domains with weak security controls. Often customers do not have visibility into what is connected to their network.
  • Complex to deploy and manage: Multiple providers and networks are the norm, each with disparate tools. Much of it is manual with multiple touchpoints and multiple steps.
  • Slower troubleshooting: Poor network visibility, prolonged outages due to reactive troubleshooting, resulting in lost productivity and financial loss.

These issues create an opportunity for Cisco partners to build on their customer commitments with essential features and technologies for comprehensive and effective IT/OT infrastructure deployments. Partners benefit from the following innovations:

  1. The IE9300 has 8 times more density than the next industrial switch, and it’s the first in the industrial space to support true backplane stacking. StackWise Virtual (SV) – powered by Cisco’s UADP ASIC – combines multiple switches into a single logical network entity from a network control plane and management perspective. In addition, Cisco Catalyst IE9300 Rugged Series switches are the cornerstone of SD-Access.
  2. For your customers who have deployed Cisco technologies in their enterprise infrastructure this switch perfectly complements these investments by taking advantage of the automation, management and security solutions currently in place in the company’s infrastructure.

  3. The IE 9300 provides your customers with the latest technology to protect critical control systems, scale high-performance systems over a fiber-based LAN, and meet the most stringent regulatory compliance requirements. Particularly well positioned for utility, road, oil and gas, and rail infrastructure that depends on fiber for long-haul connectivity and the use of non-conductive materials in deployments.

Here are additional resources to help you effectively position this product to your customers:

  • Learn more about advanced technologies and solutions IE9300 – UADP 2.0 is the second generation of UADP ASIC – see our FAQ.

  • See the Catalyst 9300 Stackwise System Architecture white paper.

Look for an email that was sent earlier on January 10 providing details on how you can participate in our Cisco kickoff event. The email contained information about a webcast event you can attend, as well as registration links for upcoming partner training in early March.

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