Cyber security is a major concern for power utilities to ensure the integrity of the power grid. With the increasing introduction of Ethernet-based communication, secure data exchange, and protection of mission-critical information calls for robust communication systems including tools that enable power utilities to detect and respond to threats before any damage is done. To secure cyberspace borders in industrial environments Hitachi ABB Power Grids offers the multi-port industrial firewall AFF660/665 with enhanced security features, added redundancy options, and faster link speeds.
AFF660/665 comes with a high-performance option over GbE WAN connections combined with enhanced security solutions that comply with utility and industrial standards. A range of up to 6 ports offers flexible communication with high link speeds over Fast Ethernet and Gigabit, which saves space and costs. Various redundancy options, combined with faster link speeds, provide enhanced network security with a minimum of network downtime. Thanks to the robust design and high operating temperature range AFF660/665 is ide¬ally suited for industrial environments. Furthermore, the firewall is fully compliant to the IEEE 1686 cyber security standard.