The Cisco Industrial Ethernet (IE) switching portfolio includes ruggedized, secure, easy-to-use switches built for extending the enterprise to harsh, industrial environments. They provide secure connectivity across challenging environments and industries such as manufacturing, utilities, transportation, oil and gas, mining, and smart cities. These Cisco switches offer best-in-class Cisco IOS or Cisco IOS XE Software with advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, along with industrial protocol support, such as PROFINET and EtherNet/IP to support industries digital transformation. IE switches are available with a robust security feature set, including software-based segmentation and flow visibility for security-threat detection, and isolation. Scaling is easy with many management options. Enable intent-based networking to the Internet of Things (IoT) edge with Cisco Software-Defined Access (SD-Access), and easily manage IoT network with the same tools that manage the IT network, such as Cisco DNA Center. Choose from other management options such as Cisco Industrial Network Director, purpose-built for managing industrial networks, or the included web management tool, which simplifies configuration and reduces time and cost of deployment.