Why Cisco for Mining

The Top 6 Reasons
Mining Companies
Turn to Cisco



We’re a trusted
leader in industrial networking and automation.


An intuitive network from Cisco, as well as its easy-to-use management tools, can streamline your operations and reduce downtime and costs. We support the top industrial automation and control system protocols and our Industrial Automation in Mining Environments solution and other relevant product technologies are an essential foundation to securely connect and digitize mining production environments for significantly improved business operational outcomes.

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Industrial Automation Mining AAG Industrial Automation in Mining Environments
IT and OT


We understand IT and OT (and their convergence).

IT and OT convergence is transforming mining in ways previously not imagined. One result is that all facets of the industry are investing in digital technology. As a leader in enterprise and industrial networking, Cisco is uniquely positioned to help unite IT and operations for digitization initiatives that save money, increase safety and security, and improve operations.

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How do OT and IT Differ? Connect IT and OT


OT security requires more than just segmentation.


Mining operations are a rich target for Cyberattacks, given the expanded attack surface across connected assets. Processing plants also risk physical damage, facility downtime, and breaches of confidential data and intellectual property. Cisco industrial security will help you not only segment the OT environment, but also detect suspicious traffic flows, policy violations, and compromised devices. As a result, you can reduce risks across all traffic—both unencrypted and encrypted—by understanding how, when, where, and why users and devices connect to your network.

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Industrial threat defense Securing Industrial Networks


We know the unique challenges of industrial wireless—and can solve them.

If you do it right, a Wi-Fi network in the plant or field can help you reduce operating costs, enable mobility, increase safety, and make crucial real-time decisions. Cisco technology is designed to withstand the rugged above- and below-ground environments common in mining. Our wireless solutions can help you securely and reliably connect machines and people—and strategically combine.

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Outdoor and industrial wireless Wireless Networks for Underground Mines


We’ll partner with you to solve problems holistically.


Cisco Services offers mining customers a premier consulting and technical support ecosystem that can help you more quickly realize the value of your technology investments. Whether you want to better anticipate industry changes, implement your technology, or secure your site and reduce your risk, our services teams can help you make the most of your connected solutions.

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Cisco customer experience


You can leverage our ecosystem of industrial partners.

By working with Cisco, you’re also gaining access to a large ecosystem of industrial partners. We work closely with software providers, systems integrators, and industry technology vendors to deliver complete solutions and business outcomes for manufacturing customers. By offering manufacturing-focused solutions such as edge computing, our partners can help you connect legacy equipment to Ethernet networks for communications and real-time insights.

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Cisco partner ecosystem Sandvik and Cisco Digital Mine Solution

When positioning your mining operations for the digital future, you need a comprehensive and trusted architecture—for collaboration, remote operations, predictive maintenance and performance optimization.

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