Uplogix Solutions for the Energy Industry
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Uplogix increases uptime and decreases support costs in hybrid networks. By locally monitoring both SCADA devices like RTUs and traditional IP devices like routers and switches, and responding automatically to device issues, Uplogix customers save OPEX by reducing the number of truck rolls. In remote locations such as offshore platforms or unmanned pipeline substations, a truck roll might mean hours of 4×4 driving or actually taking a helicopter at great expense, and possibly danger.
Automation in energy networks diagnoses and fixes common problems within minutes without IT personnel involvement. If the situation requires human involvement, Uplogix local management integrates secure out-of-band access to remote sites for a fast, easy connection to remote devices for technicians even when the network is down. These out-of-band connections are available using a variety of methods including dial-up, cellular and low earth orbit (LEO) satellite.
Secure out-of-band access and automation for SCADA and hybrid networks
Uplogix enhances network security and serves as a common management platform for administrators supporting pipelines on land and sea:
- Access Security | Secure out-of-band access for SCADA and hybrid remote networks and communications devices through Uplogix to track user sessions for compliance and reporting.
- Optimized Monitoring | Local management of devices allows for detailed monitoring with minimal network traffic. Data sent upstream to tools in the NOC is compressed and encrypted.
- Heterogeneous Devices | From SCADA and networking gear to connectivity over dial-up, cellular and LEO satellite, Uplogix is a single management interface for diverse deployments.
Evolving compliance standards such as the NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) and FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Electric Reliability standards, are placing additional pressures on IT departments to ensure that the systems they manage are not only reliable, but also secure from unauthorized access. A complete audit trail of all changes made to the IT infrastructure as well as real-time detection and remediation of compliance breaches are increasingly required.
Delivering over 12 billion barrels of crude oil over the last decade takes a highly reliable network – wherever the pipeline may lead
Operating the largest and most complex liquids pipeline system in the world requires an extensive information network. Uplogix provides secure out-of-band access and reduces the number of support truck rolls.