IEC 62351 is a standard developed to handle the security of TC 57 series of protocols including IEC 60870–5 series, IEC 60870–6 series, IEC 61850 series, IEC 61970 series & IEC 61968 series.
The different security objectives include the authentication of data transfer through digital signatures, prevention of eavesdropping and playback as well as spoofing, and intrusion detection.
IPsec (IP for “Internet Protocol” and sec for “secure”) is a group of protocols to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and authentication of data communications over an IP network.
IPsec is commonly used as a base for VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), encrypting the IP packets and authenticating the source where the packets come from.
Terminal Access Controller Access-Control System Plus (TACACS+) is a protocol developed by Cisco to handle authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) services and was released as an open standard beginning in 1993.
It is an extension of its predecessor TACACS, encrypting the full content of each packet and provides granular control (command by command authorization) whilst operating over TCP.
OpenVPN is a virtual private network (VPN) protocol and software for both client and server applications.
It implements techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities enabling peer authentication using pre-shared secret keys, certificates or usernames/passwords.
Public key infrastructure (PKI) refers to a range of technologies for authenticating users and devices in order to secure the digital transfer of information for a range of network activities such as e‑commerce, internet banking and confidential email.
It includes a set of roles, policies, hardware, software and procedures needed to create, manage, distribute, use, store and revoke digital certificates and manage public-key encryption.
iGrid Solutions and Applications
Automation with IEC 61850
The IEC 61850 standard is enabling new oportunities for vendor interoperability and advanced substation automation. Find out how you can take advantage of IEC 61850 with easy-to-use and adaptable solutions for a simple migration or retrofit.
HV Substation Automation
Powerful substation automation systems often handle numerous communication protocols and media within one network, which can result in expensive and complex projects. Avoid these problems with interoperable technology and smart configuration tools.
MV Distribution Grid Automation
It is often difficult to find the exact solution you need in a MV application, leading to higher costs than necessary. With our scalable and adaptable solutions you will be able to only pay for what you really need, without comprimising on quality or security.
Photovoltaic Power Station
Using an open and scalable SCADA system to monitor and control a PV plant comes with many benefits on several levels. Find out how advanced communication technology affects PV operation, maintenance, system design, investment security, profits…
As communication networks grow in complexity, “plug and play” promises become harder to keep. Interoperable protocol converters and software solutions with state-of-the-art capabilities and funcitonalities can be the bridge to all the functions and flexibility your network needs.
Generation Dispatch Control Center
With a generation dispatch enter you can automatically control the generation of all power plants and make direct bids for ancillary services on one platform. Check out the most efficient communication path between generation sites, grid operators and the power market.
A single device that collects, processes, transfers smart meter data and load curves from several meters in different protocols via serial or Ethernet, whilst providing advanced automation functions? Adaptable designs and a full communication protocol suite make it possible.
Switchgear & Transformers
Sometimes you have preferred gear for a project or it has already been installed, but it is lacking the communication capabilities to provide the automation functions you are looking for. With our software core iGComms any device can be as smart as you want it to be.