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Cyber Security for Power Utilities

As cyber-attacks have the potential to severely impact power grids, multi-layered protection is vital for securing the smart grid end-to-end. Compliance to regulations – i.e. NERC CIP, as well as standards that include NIST, IEC, and ISO, and preparing for security audits are forcing extensive changes in the overall utility security framework.

Nokia Smart Grid Communications solution is designed and tested with end-to-end security in mind. These solutions bring together best-in-class technology and services from Nokia’s certified security professionals to keep the grid secure.

Multi-layered, defense-in-depth cyber security solutions for operational communications let you combine the capabilities of several of the following award-winning Nokia product, solution and services portfolios to address your specific needs:

Encryption for data confidentiality and authentication:

Secure IP/MPLS networks with Network Group Encryption, Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) networks using L1 encryption with the 1830 Photonic Service Switch and microwave radio links with Wavence.

Protect industry (OT) specific devices:

With limited or no security capabilities using NetGuard Endpoint Security solution.

Unify identity access control:

Single sign-on with centralized policy management, to address regulatory audit compliance and simplify user access with NetGuard Identity Access Manager.

Data analytics to address security threats:

Integrate and correlate data from existing security systems into a single dashboard to automate and guide responses to threats with NetGuard Security Management Center.

Automate audit and analysis of network parameters:

Prevent service degradations and automate reporting for regulatory compliance with NetGuard Audit Compliance Manager.

Assess security posture:

Identify requirements and develop a layered defense-in-depth approach leveraging standards and best practices with Bell Labs Consulting and ensure against cyberattacks with Nokia Managed Security services.

Pre-tested solutions:

End-to-end cyber security capabilities of Nokia’s Smart Grid Communication Solutions are validated through use cases and pre-testing prior to its release in the Nokia Energy Innovation Center.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Nokia cyber security encryption solution for utilities with new product innovation award. Read about the award