Rockwell Automation Offers More Functionality on the Plant Floor, Releases New, Fully Managed Switches

MILWAUKEE, September 12, 2023 — Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, today announced the release of a new line of Stratix switches that offer increased functionality. Stratix 5200 switches are easier to set up, configure and offer enhanced security features.

New Allen‑Bradley® Stratix 5200 fully managed switches offer various hardware configurations and features. These options give machine builders more value and flexibility. Key features include:

  • Expansion of higher port speed options with all gig SKUs
  • Redundant and resilient architecture options that support fully managed and high performance switch tiers
  • Simplified portfolio and switch selection that is streamlined for fully managed and high performance

“Stratix 5200 switches offer Layer 2 access switching, base or full firmware, and 6, 10, or 20 port options,” said Doug Weber, business manager, Rockwell Automation. “Customers can use these switches for a wide range of industrial applications and can improve productivity through a new web-based graphical user interface (GUI).”

Stratix 5200 managed switches are based on the Cisco® IOS® XE platform that includes a new graphical web user interface for improved performance, enhanced troubleshooting tools, fundamental disaster recovery features and customizable dashboards. They also align with Cisco Cyber Vision Sensor options and tie into Cisco TrustSec software for a defined segmentation approach. In addition, they offer fundamental protection against counterfeit hardware and software risks and additional encryption options.

The Stratix 5200 switch includes a robust set of switching features to support a wide range of architectures and complies with international standards, such as IEC 62443-4-2 for cybersecurity, offers port security, and access control lists.

Choosing a switch co-developed by Rockwell Automation and Cisco allows your operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) professionals to leverage tools and technology that is familiar to them. By helping to provide optimized integration, you can experience easier commissioning and actionable diagnostics.


About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 28,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit


Source: Rockwell Automation