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Top Utility Chooses SUBNET Technology to Address NERC CIP Compliance

SUBNET Solutions Inc. | December 12, 2011

One of North America's leading smart grid utilities has selected SUBNET's Unified IED Access Control Security solution to further promote substation cyber-security. The utility is now the 9th utility to integrate SUBNET’s NERC CIP technology of the 12 largest North American utilities listed by Fortune Magazine.

SUBNET Solutions Inc. ("SUBNET"), a leading utility industry provider of secure, real-time data acquisition, automation and cyber security solutions, has entered into an agreement with a top North American utility. The deal will facilitate NERC CIP compliance by integrating SUBNET's PowerSYSTEM Center product - an IED access control security solution.

SUBNET's PowerSYSTEM Center enables the utility to securely manage its large install base of disparate intelligent electronic devices (IEDs), including meters, relays and RTUs that have been deployed across its entire transmission and distribution system. Many T&D companies across the continent have already installed the system for IED access control which supports both remote and local access of IEDs. Other functions supported include archiving and relaying event files, managing device passwords, asset monitoring and interfacing with data historians.

Utilizing Microsoft's advanced SQL Server 2008 technology, SUBNET, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, provides the utility with a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies. SUBNET coupled with Microsoft technology provides the utility with high levels of performance, availability and security.

"The reason more and more utilities are turning to SUBNET technology is we offer a comprehensive solution to help address many NERC CIP requirements," said Ameen Hamdon, President of SUBNET. "Our IED access and password management solution is designed to work seamlessly with multi-vendor IEDs. It provides enhanced security capabilities in substation devices, including legacy devices, which defers the need to replace older IEDs."

Using SUBNET technology, the utility is establishing a comprehensive IED access and password management solution, enabling users to effortlessly maintain passwords to meet NERC CIP requirements. The solution will also address both local IED access control and remote IED access control. SUBNET's IED password management solution will not only enable the utility to automate password updates, but will also manage the workflow process for device passwords that must be changed manually. SUBNET’s technology is a complete, all-in-one password management solution.

SUBNET is working with the utility to install its unified IED access control security solution, which provides simple, effortless and secure remote access to field IEDs. The solution helps the utility comply with legislated cyber security policies, including NERC CIP standards.


SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a global software solutions provider for electrical utilities. SUBNET focuses on Making Power Grids More Intelligent®. Founded in 1992, SUBNET is an industry leader providing intelligent solutions that securely connect real time electrical utility field information with utility business systems to enable Smart Grid solutions. Over 200 utilities worldwide rely on SUBNET software to safely manage and monitor thousands of substations. SUBNET is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Cisco Developer Network Connected Energy Partner. Visit for more information.

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