Greater cybersecurity for satellite & SCADA

By | September 9th, 2015|Blog|

Two markets that rely on Uplogix out-of-band management are playing catch-up when it comes to network security compared to many other industries. It's not that satellite and SCADA networks don't care about security, it's just that for a long time they've been physically isolated from much of the danger. That time has definitely passed. The World [...]

Continuing concerns over industrial networks

By | April 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

It's not a new topic, but SCADA and other industrial control networks continue to be integrated into IP networks and utilize old computing platforms (Windows XP) for management of the programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that actually control industrial equipment. There are a number of well-known espionage examples of PLCs being exploited with malware, like the [...]

When an “air gap” isn’t enough

By | January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The remote nature of offshore drilling platforms used to ensure the safety of their networks from the world wide web with three W's of another sort: a physical barrier of waves, wind and water. On-board, the "air gap" between vessel control systems, process control systems and data networks is shrinking as these become increasingly linked [...]

Local Management required for M2M device networking critical to smart grid

By | August 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

A recent report by Greentech Media puts the global smart grid market at $400 billion by 2020. The success of this market depends on strong networks connecting aggregation points for M2M devices in the field to data and operation centers. The large number and distributed nature of these networks will require secure automation like Uplogix [...]

Case Study: Local management along a long and lonely pipeline

By | February 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Uplogix helps secure and simplify management of the network that controls the transportation of energy for millions in North America Enbridge operates the largest and most complex liquids pipeline system in the world For over 60 years, Enbridge has operated pipeline systems. Today, millions of people across North America rely on energy transported by Enbridge [...]

Best practices for connecting to machine-to-machine applications

By | September 13th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Many M2M monitoring applications run in remote locations on low power, increasingly with a satellite or cellular communications link. An increasing number of IT applications are missing one key component: the user. From monitoring product distribution in the energy industry to autonomous machines that humans interact with daily like cash machines to healthcare devices that [...]

The Power of Local Management for the Energy Industry

By | October 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

The networking challenges in the Energy business rival those of any other industry. Combine vast distances between sites, large amounts of data and truly critical requirements for uptime and security with the fact that much of the infrastructure is years and decades old, and it's clear why Uplogix has found wide adoption in Energy. Our [...]

Smarter grid requires more interoperability of SCADA and IP networks

By | October 18th, 2011|Uncategorized|

An article in the current issue of the IEEE newsletter, Smart Grid, describes the importance of network interoperability as a key to success to creating the smarter grid of the future. "As information technology (IT) and operations technology (OT) converge in the smarter grid of the future, network interoperability will be the starting point and [...]