Transportation organizations require digital infrastructure as rugged and unyielding as the terrain they traverse. One that not only performs but enables innovation and expands landscapes. Cisco is a trusted partner in this space and has worked with over 32,000 transportation customers across 169 countries.

So, why do transportation operators choose Cisco to help them achieve their business objectives? Here are the top reasons why.

Breathe new life into your transportation systems.

Virtually everything we do relies on transportation. Cisco is moving the industry forward by developing technologies that can be integrated into both existing and new infrastructure to create safer, more efficient, sustainable, accessible, and equitable mobility. Cisco has long been a fixture in the transportation landscape— and our expanded portfolio offers practical, forward-thinking solutions for every mode of transportation.

Trains, planes, automobiles, and shipping containers. They all move fast — and we think their network should, too.

From roadway safety to trackside maintenance and from airport ground operations to port automation, transportation systems depend on a strong, secure network. Passengers, employees — and continued operations all rely on it. That’s why at Cisco, we offer intent-based networking built on the Cisco® Digital Network Architecture. Cisco DNA delivers a network edge that serves as a first line of defense, opens a wealth of knowledge to granular data insights and brings automation that helps handle the art of more.

We understand the “build once, use many times” mentality.

With constantly changing technology being the new norm, there’s an endless frontier to explore and master. Cisco Validated Designs (CVD) provide the technologies, features, and applications that build the foundation for connected transportation priorities. Our dedication to comprehensive testing gives customers the confidence to deploy their own solution and our validated designs are guaranteed to work as specified, minimizing risk and meeting performance expectations as promised.

We know cybersecurity is mission critical. So, we build it into everything we make.

Attacks on transportation infrastructure can have serious and destabilizing effects. Expanding networks for transportation can expose thousands of endpoints that attackers can potentially take advantage of. It is imperative that transportation organizations reduce their vulnerability to growing cyber threats and proactively build assurance in the security of new and emerging technologies. Cisco’s deep portfolio offers the industry’s most comprehensive advanced threat protection across the broadest set of attack vectors. We help build cyber resiliency into networks, allowing our customers to stay agile enough to adapt and innovate.

We believe that we’re stronger and better together.

The pursuit of digital innovation involves a great number of moving parts. Much as they do in an orchestra, the moving parts must work together in harmony to create their masterpiece. Our trusted ecosystem of partners that keep us in tune. We work extensively with integrators that contribute unmatched industry expertise and advisors that help us build the technology solutions that matter for you.

Our metric for success puts people first. Always.

Intelligent transportation is increasingly recognized as foundational infrastructure for connecting people, communities, and nations. But for us, modern digital infrastructure is about connecting intersections for an easier drive to see those Friday night lights or a safer first step off the street curb with children in tow. It’s getting job seekers on the right public transit routes for that on-time arrival to the interview of a lifetime. It’s providing a safe, touchless passenger experience through an airport for new grandparents traveling to meet their first grandchild.  Technology is only as powerful as those who wield it. And Cisco can help you build that bridge to solve, create, move, and inspire.


Between the future of transportation and the digital infrastructure that connects it, there’s a bridge.

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Laura Perek

Global Industry Lead, Transportation

Industry Solutions Group