Elster, Industrial Defender team to deliver smart grid security

San Diego, February 2, 2011 — Elster and Industrial Defender today announced a technology partnership for cyber security and compliance with Elster's EnergyAxis advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) smart grid solution.

This announcement was made in San Diego at the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, a leading annual smart grid and transmission and distribution event.

Industrial Defender's capabilities add to the robust security already embedded in EnergyAxis 7.5. Enhancements include advanced security intrusion detection and prevention at the end-point, server, perimeter and network levels, and high-availability centralized applications for monitoring, analysis, records management and compliance reporting.

The integration comprises the entire EnergyAxis solution. It also includes meters, networking devices, meter data management (MDM) servers, distribution automation (DA) servers, workstations and other devices.

While EnergyAxis 7.5 already has secure technologies, including individual key management, the added Industrial Defender capabilities now support comprehensive situational awareness and security process automation across an entire AMI and DA infrastructure.

The partnership integrates security technologies into EnergyAxis, and creates a focused sales and service solution offering from Elster. This combination offers utilities a complete and accountable single source for reliable and compliant intelligent metering and distribution automation requirements.

For more information about this integrated solution, visit Elster's booth No. 901 at DistribuTECH

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