Pullman, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- July 12, 2010 - The SEL-3025 SCADA Shield has been introduced by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. as the latest addition to its security solutions lineup.

The SEL-3025 economically adds strong access controls to serial and modem communications links without disturbing existing configurations or equipment upgrades. This new product utilizes powerful AES 128/256 and SHA-1/256 to encrypt and authenticate byte-oriented serial communications links with the Secure SCADA Communications Protocol (SSCP). With its remote management functionality and wide range of application support, the SEL-3025 is flexible and easy to use.

Users can also do the following with the SEL-3025:

  • Remotely manage, monitor, and configure the SEL-3025 from a web browser with Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) supporting X.509 server-side certificates through the Ethernet port, or manage remote units over the secured serial link.
  • Upgrade existing engineering access to cryptosecure links with the ability to uniquely identify the person accessing the link. Identity-based access and individual accountability support NERC CIP compliance by logging and tracking access with strong user-based access controls.
  • Cryptographically secure all point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, and many-to-many network topologies and use models. The SEL-3025 features high speed data rates, up to 115,200 bps, and supports Syslog protocol for centralized logging.

The SEL-3025 rounds out SEL’s established cryptographic product line by offering a solution that authenticates and encrypts all serial data communications. The SEL-3025 supports NERC-CIP require¬ments with centralized logging, individual authentication, and remote management features. This new product is ideally suited for engineering access and SCADA applications. The SEL-3025 complements the SEL-3021-1, which is designed for real-time protection and heavily loaded SCADA lines.