Home » Computer & Software » Hardware » Cisco Drives Security in Modernizing the Connected Grid
Ihren XING-Kontakten zeigen

Cisco Drives Security in Modernizing the Connected Grid

SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwired) — 05/07/13 — The core mission of utilities, as well as their regulatory mandate, is to provide safe and reliable power. Today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced expanded solutions and services to help utilities enhance grid operations with greater levels of automation and security and changing regulatory requirements. Cisco-s strong security knowledge and history combines a security strategy that addresses both the physical and cyber security layers, coupled with utility specific service offerings for the electric grid based on Cisco-s Connected Grid Security Architecture. Cisco also extended its hardened network solutions for substations to allow utilities better visibility and management of the grid.

is a blueprint that simplifies policy administration, strengthens security controls and gives business more flexibility and increased visibility into operations.

Layered Security Architecture

A converged security strategy is created across wired and wireless infrastructures where the communication network serves as a platform tool to detect, control, alert and mitigate against threats.

Context-aware policies are enforced across the entire utility infrastructure network to meet rapidly evolving regulatory requirements and correlate directly with potential threats and business rules.

is used for real-time insight into the global threat environment for proactive notifications.

Physical Security Solutions

Integrated video surveillance, physical access control tools including card readers and sensor networks, for monitoring the status and location of assets and users.

Cisco Services for Grid Security assists utilities in defining security requirements, developing future-state grid security architectures, coordinating the deployment and integration of security solutions, and delivering ongoing optimization and managed services.

helps bridge the gap that further transitions utilities to a fully IP-enabled grid

Compact and cost-effective Ethernet switches bring more reliable protection and control applications in power substations.

Six models are available with 4 port, 8 port, and 16 port configurations.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet uplinks distribute IEC 61850 protection communications over station bus and process bus rings.

Power utilities can enable the IEEE 1588 power profile for precise timing.

Investment protection is delivered for hitless protocol support of standards such as IEC-62439 Parallel Redundant Protocol (PRP) and High Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR).

Additional support for RS-232 serial communications to its ASR-903 platform provides flexible and interoperable SCADA communications across the WAN.

14 Asynchronous RS-232 ports facilitate connectivity to substation devices that require serial communication.

Transport of legacy serial SCADA protocols across IP and MPLS networks using raw socket feature.

Easy integration of legacy serial-based devices with IP-enabled devices by adding to the flexible set of connectivity options on the ASR 900 series.

Utilities can learn about Cisco tested and validated designs to optimize network through use cases in validating and documenting system architecture, configurations, and performance with both Cisco and third-party equipment.

“Enhancements to our Connected Grid portfolio continue to reinforce Cisco-s vision of an IP-enabled grid — one that transforms the way energy is produced and distributed. Through our architectural approach via the GridBlocks reference model, we are addressing top-of-mind utility concerns around security and automation. Cisco-s new offerings extend our end-to-end value proposition by delivering greater visibility and control of grid assets, particularly for mission critical, low latency communications. These solutions improve grid state awareness and ultimately reduce cost of ownership from managing multiple networks.”

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. To learn more about solutions for utilities, please visit . For ongoing news, please go to .

Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco-s trademarks can be found at . Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.

Bessie Wang
+1 408 646 0667

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Blogverzeichnis - Blog Verzeichnis bloggerei.de Blog Top Liste - by TopBlogs.de Bloggeramt.de blogoscoop