Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
GE’s Universal Relay platform promises advanced security tools supporting NERC
By Anthony Capkun
December 17, 2012 – Available now from GE, the latest version of the Universal Relay (UR) platform promises advanced security tools that support NERC’s (North American Electric Reliability Corp.) recent changes to its Critical Infrastructure Protection plan. To help secure the grid against the threat of cyber-attacks, this platform’s features include Radius for authorization, authentication and accounting and Syslog for standard reporting of cyber-security related events. With support for three independent networks, utilities can segregate mission-critical services from maintenance and troubleshooting tasks. To reduce configuration and wiring time, the UR supports emerging industry standards, including IEC 61850-90-5 and IEEE 1588.