RuggedCom introduced a new NERC (North American Electric Reliability Council) CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Cyber Security solution at the 2007 DistribuTECH show in San Diego. RuggedCom Gauntlet, designed specifically for the electric utility industry, is a 100% NERC-CIP-compliant solution that provides an electronic security perimeter for effective cyber attack protection. All communication to substation devices is authenticated, controlled, and logged to prevent and detect unauthorized entry attempts. Also included are extensive reporting tools and the unique “Auto-Audit” feature that provides an easy “one-click” function that compiles all NERC-CIP required documents into a single report.
RuggedCom Gauntlet provides secure remote access to critical substation assets, with up-to-date support for the latest regulatory requirements, and gives public utilities a present-day solution that accommodates future security and regulatory audit requirements. RuggedCom Gauntlet offers a number of unique features including:
- Secure both dial-up and IP communications
- Robust multilayered security
- Forced certificate & password expiration
- Centralized administration
- Distributed architecture
- Comprehensive, centralized logging
- Extensive reporting capabilities
- Auto Audit reporting
- Protocol agnostic
- Remotely upgradeable
- Substation hardened hardware
- Renowned product quality
- Responsive technical support
RuggedCom Gantlet is a collaborative effort between RuggedCom and Teltone, a leading provider of enterprise communication solutions for the electric utility industry.