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Landis+Gyr and SafeNet Integrate Luna Hardware Security Module into Gridstream Architecture

Landis+Gyr and SafeNet have signed a reseller agreement to integrate SafeNet’s Luna Hardware Security Module (HSM) into Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream end-to-end security architecture, creating a highly secure environment to exchange and store utilities’ sensitive cryptographic keys in a trusted hardware device.

As part of its multi-tiered security strategy, Landis+Gyr is implementing SafeNet HSMs to protect the cryptographic keys used to secure data exchange between smart meters and the head-end system in the Gridstream RF network. The Luna HSM complies with the highest security standards, such as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL 4+, and provides utilities with a validated and tamper-resistant hardware solution that supports overall smart grid security.

“This relationship with SafeNet aligns with our vision of security compliance, and enhances the maturity of the Gridstream security solution by providing a trustworthy and efficient solution for our utility customers to manage security throughout the network,” said Michelle Mindala-Freeman, vice president of marketing and product management at Landis+Gyr.

Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream RF technology uses a radio mesh network to communicate with meters and distribution devices, such as monitors and switches. This technology is currently being deployed to millions of residential and commercial sites across the United States.

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