SDN News

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May 13, 2024

The SEL-2731 and SEL-2741 Ethernet Switches have exceeded requirements to receive IEC 61850 validation from KEMA Labs, a third-party certifier of grid equipment. The new certifications prove environmental ruggedness and the ability to support network protection signals.

Apr 8, 2024

A recently published National Security Agency (NSA) cybersecurity information sheet recognizes the foundational role of software-defined networking (SDN) in achieving zero-trust maturity throughout the network environment.

Apr 1, 2024

A major release for the SEL-5056 Flow Controller will add central deployment capabilities and broader scalability for managing large software-defined networks.

Feb 29, 2024

We recently released the SEL-2731 Ethernet Switch. It is the world’s first OT switch that allows users to choose either RSTP-based control plane technology or OT SDN-based control plane technology and easily convert between them—giving users an easy migration path to SDN.

Nov 10, 2023

Learn how a utility fully automated OT SDN switch configuration at a new substation.

May 19, 2023

The latest SEL-5056 Software-Defined Network Flow Controller software release addresses the most-requested enhancements: (1) simplified replacement of any host or switch that has failed and (2) automated circuit provisioning of asymmetric VLAN-tagged circuits.

Mar 20, 2023

OT SDN possesses the security controls described in proposed cybersecurity requirements for LANs operating in high- and medium-impact bulk electric systems.

Feb 8, 2023

In the latest SDN News release, SEL introduces the SEL-2741 Ethernet Switch to its operational technology (OT) software-defined networking (SDN) switch portfolio. This premium 19-inch, 1U rack-mount switch builds on the success of the SEL-2740S Software-Defined Network Switch.

Jan 26, 2023

The latest updates to the SEL-5056 Flow Controller allow you to import IEC 61850 and Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC) connection services files for streamlined network communication configuration—saving time and resources and improving accuracy.

Jun 24, 2022

SEL recently released a new version of SEL-5056 Software-Defined Network Flow Controller, which includes improvements like traffic taps, cryptographically protected topology management, and better automated naming. New firmware for the SEL-2740S and SEL-2742S Software-Defined Network Switches is also available.

Nov 16, 2021

In the latest SDN news release, the SEL-5056 Software-Defined Network Flow Controller is now available as a no-cost application on the SEL Blueframe platform. SEL collaborates with industry leaders Juniper Networks and Dragos to release the Converged Industrial Edge (CIE). OT SDN also became certified on the U.S. Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) Approved Products List (APL).

May 10, 2021

SEL software-defined networking (SDN) products are now validated to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1. New port modules and security configuration options make it easier to integrate SEL SDN solutions with existing equipment and security policies.

Mar 8, 2021

With SEL-5056 Software-Defined Network Flow Controller Version 2.4, there are several enhancements to automated circuit provisioning, called Logical Connections. The update also integrates the use of hard timeouts into the Logical Connection circuit provisioning, includes expanded automated multicast circuit provisioning, provides an update to the Learn & Lock functionality, and more.

Mar 8, 2021

The SEL-2740S and SEL-2742S Software-Defined Network Switches now support Simple Network Management Protocol Version 3 (SNMPv3) and expand the MIB support beyond the ifMIB to include the system description, up time, contact status, name, location, firmware version, serial number, power supply status, and Ethernet module status.

Oct 19, 2020

SEL has released the SEL-2742S Software-Defined Network Switch, a 12-port software-defined networking (SDN) Ethernet switch. This addition to our SDN portfolio provides utilities and industrial operations with a choice of surface or DIN-rail mounting.

Aug 6, 2020

Firmware Version R105 for the SEL-2740S simplifies commissioning and adoption. You can now commission and adopt the switch on any port.

Aug 6, 2020

This application provides situational awareness by showing exactly what traffic is allowed on the network. It also provides the data needed to support compliance to NERC CIP-007-6 R1.

Aug 6, 2020

This flow controller release provides new features and improvements to existing features. Complete release notes can be found in the product manual.

Mar 4, 2020

Learn & Lock is the first extension available for the SEL-5056. It is an optional software module for the SEL-5056.

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