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Encore Networks to Participate in Department of Energy’s Lemnos Interoperable Security Program Demo

U.S. Department of Energy Funded Lemnos Project Will be Demonstrated at the Electric Power Research Institute Smart Grid Substation Lab in Knoxville Tennessee August 9 – 11

Chantilly, VA - July 20, 2011 – Encore Networks today announced participation in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE) Lemnos Interoperable Security Program Demonstration to be held at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Smart Grid Substation lab in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 9-11. The ultimate goal of the Lemnos Project is to foster interoperability between multiple industry vendor products utilized within the utility control systems environments.

The Lemnos Interoperable Security Program is a multi-year funded project under the DoE’s Cyber Security for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research and Development Program. The concept is for vendors to develop control systems security products using an agreed-upon set of unified capabilities and operational requirements. This allows energy asset owners to better evaluate product functions and to purchase products from different vendors knowing they will be interoperable.

“The Department of Energy is taking steps in securing the control systems within the utilities industry by encouraging relationships and communications between utilities and vendors,” said Scott Burk, Encore Networks Director of Sales. “The result is that these lab and field tested products from various vendors create more reliable, clearly defined, and interoperable security devices for a true Smart Grid.”

Encore will demonstrate both the BANDIT-2™ and BANDIT-3™ substation hardened IP+Legacy routers which provide innovative secure VPN solutions for wireless and terrestrial networks supporting both legacy SCADA devices and Internet Protocol (IP) routing standards. The BANDIT™ supports all variants of the SCADA protocol, both bit- and byte-oriented, with encryption of all traffic and complete remote management capabilities ensuring secure system data and SCADA network connections

Mr. Burk continued, “Having already successfully participated in preliminary testing sessions this summer, we are excited about our continued involvement in the Lemnos Program which culminates in this important public industry forum showcasing our products ability to effectively operate and be interchangeable with devices from other vendors.”

For more information on the U.S. Department of Energy Lemnos Interoperable Security Program visit http://www.oe.energy.gov/DocumentsandMedia/FS_Lemnos_0508_FINAL.pdf
and http://www.oe.energy.gov/1126.htm

For more information about the Encore Networks line of rugged and commercial grade routers, visit www.encorenetworks.com or e-mail info@encorenetworks.com or call 703-318-4325.

About Encore Networks
Encore Networks www.encorenetworks.comis a leader in secure, IP+Legacy Virtual Private Network (VPN) routers for converged and broadband solutions for M2M, SCADA, Smart Grid and industrial applications. Encore's environmentally and electrical immunity hardened (rugged) routers use innovative VPN and security solutions for wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks that support both legacy devices and Internet Protocol (IP) routing standards. Encore's BANDIT™ Family of rugged routers are SCADA, Smart Grid and AMR/AMI enabled and designed for mission critical applications in harsh environments with wide temperature ranges found in utility substations, industrial plant floors, railroad wayside stations, transportation, construction sites and point-of-sale infrastructures. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

About U.S. Department of Energy Lemnos Program
The Lemnos Interoperable Security Program is a public-private partnership funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE). The Lemnos Program, lead by EnerNex www.enernex.com, works in collaboration with the DoE NSTB (National SCADA Test Bed) Program and focuses on creating a security interoperability framework for communications supporting the energy sector control systems. The project identifies basic cyber security functions based on utility needs and then selects open source solutions, namely Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFCs, to support these functions. Once identified, a specific set of capabilities and requirements for each RFC are defined which is suitable for the electric utility control system environment and their effectiveness is then verified with comprehensive testing.

Encore Networks Contact:
Scott Burk
Director of Sales
703-318-4385
sburk@encorenetworks.com

Media Contact:
Tony Crane
Encore Networks
703-318-4366
tcrane@encorenetworks.com

 
   
 
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