Cisco Industrial Ethernet 5000 Series Switches

Scalable aggregation for Industrial environments

The Industrial Ethernet (IE) 5000 Series, built to withstand extreme environments, delivers highly secure aggregation and industry-leading convergence and resiliency. These switches can improve uptime, performance, and safety of industrial systems and equipment in factories, utility substations, oil and gas fields, connected cities and more.

The end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for this product have been announced. A Cisco Catalyst IE9300 Rugged Series switch is recommended as a replacement.

See Catalyst IE9300 Rugged Series      Read announcement

Features and benefits

Superior bandwidth and performance

Easily scale your network to handle high-bandwidth applications. IE 5000 offers line rate Layer 2 and Layer 3, all Gigabit Ethernet, and up to 10 Gigabit SFP/SFP+ uplinks, horizontal stacking and up to 12 ports of PoE+ per switch for scaling industrial applications and delivering highperformance.

Reduced downtime

The IE 5000 offers high-availability technologies for robustness, resiliency and redundancy that ensure network availability for continuous operations and reliable access to data and control systems.

Lower costs with greater operational efficiency

Simplify operations with zero-touch deployment, zero-config replacement, powerful network management tools for configuration and monitoring such as Cisco Industrial Network Director for OT environments and DNA-Center for the Extended Enterprise.

Improved security

Network-wide cybersecurity delivers extensive visibility and control, and allows you to enforce security policies across the network. The IE 5000 can function as a Software-Defined Access extended node, and supports Cisco TrustSec and other advanced security features.

Easy IT integration and management

Manage IE 5000 switches with Cisco IOS Software features to help ensure smooth IT integration and security policy consistency. Other features include Extended Enterprise capability with Cisco Catalyst Center management and support for the Software-Defined Access Extension for IoT.

"Industrial Ethernet switches play a pivotal role in connectivity-enabled business transformation initiatives. Cisco has emerged as the leading global manufacturer of Industrial Ethernet Switches and continues to lead the market in adoption of new value-added network infrastructure developments."

Chantal Polsonetti, Vice President, ARC Advisory Group

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The IE 5000 Series offers superior bandwidth and capacity and comes in two options.


  • 4 x 1/10 Gbps SFP/SFP+
  • 12 x 100/1000 Mbps SFP
  • 12 x 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE/PoE+


  • 4 x 1 Gbps SFP
  • 12 x 100/1000 Mbps SFP
  • 12 x 10/100/1000 Mbps PoE/PoE+

Use cases

Oil and Gas

Boost production and optimize operational efficiency from the refinery to the well. Improve worker safety, supply chain integrity and regulatory compliance. Lower costs through IT and OT automation. Monitor and manage remote assets with real-time insights and reduce risk.

Warehouses and Distribution centers

Extend your enterprise network to warehouses and distribution centers, and gain operational visibility by connecting to operational, security and surveillance systems. Centrally manage these networks as part of the enterprise network and reduce OpEx.


Transform the grid with multi-application networks for protection, remote diagnostics, and maintenance. Reduce risks by securing access and control systems, meet regulations, and improve cybersecurity and incident response.



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