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Partnerships and Product Development

SEL partners with utilities, national laboratories, and networking and cybersecurity companies across the United States to identify, design, test, and bring to market new solutions for protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

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Current Partnerships

Ambassador Project

This U.S. Department of Energy CEDS partnership will develop security orchestration for a software-defined networking (SDN) flow controller, creating a single integrated management ecosystem for IT, operational technology (OT), and intrusion detection systems. The solution will reduce cybersecurity risks, lower operational expenses, and enhance situational awareness for utility providers and industrial operations.

Partners: Juniper Networks, Dragos, Inc.

SEL and Dragos Detect and Respond to Cyber Threats

SEL and Dragos, Inc., have designed an innovative solution that combines products from both companies to provide frontline monitoring and defense against cyber attacks aimed at industrial control systems.

Products Developed Via CEDS Cybersecurity Partnerships

As a participant in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Innovation for Increasing Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) program, our cybersecurity and product development teams and their project partners have brought several improved cybersecurity solutions to market.

The solutions we have developed through the CEDS program are integrated in several SEL products.

Lemnos Interoperability Security Project

The interoperability framework that resulted from this project is commercially available in the SEL-3620 Ethernet Security Gateway.

This framework uses widely available security functions and protocols, such as IPsec (to form a secure communications channel) and Syslog (to exchange security log messages). Using this model, security appliances from two or more different vendors can clearly and securely exchange information, helping to better protect the entire system.

Partners: EnerNex, Tennessee Valley Authority, Sandia National Laboratories

SDN Project

The technology developed in this project is commercially available as the SEL SDN product suite.

The world’s first control system-focused SDN flow controller allows utilities and industries to centrally manage their LANs more securely, providing real-time awareness of cyber activity and rerouting network traffic in response to cyber intrusions.

Partners: Ameren, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Exe-GUARD Whitelist Antivirus for Control Systems Project

Exe-GUARD is commercially available in the SEL-3610 Port Server, SEL-3620 Ethernet Security Gateway, and SEL-3622 Security Gateway.

This whitelist antivirus solution for control systems establishes a security baseline and automatically searches for and denies deviations from that baseline. Exe-GUARD can be integrated with substation-hardened computers and communications processors, minimizing the need for frequent decommissioning, security patches, and signature updates.

Partners: Dominion Virginia Power, Sandia National Laboratories

Padlock Project

The padlock technology is commercially available as an integrated feature in the SEL-3622 Security Gateway.

This project involved developing a low-power, small-sized dongle (or plug-in device) that provides strong authentication, logging, alarming, and secure communications for IEDs in the field operating at the distribution level.

Partners: Tennessee Valley Authority, Sandia National Laboratories

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Unbeatable Support

SEL support teams are stationed in regional offices around the world and staffed with application engineers who are experts in our products and in power system applications.

Technical support for SEL-manufactured devices is always free. No matter how often you need to call or how long your SEL products have been in service, you’ll reach an SEL expert who can provide the service and support you need.

Our cybersecurity team is always ready with the information and resources needed to keep your OT networks and critical systems secure and working effectively. Cyber services support contracts can include incident response, audits, system hardening, and more, depending on your anticipated needs.