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Security, Safety and Privacy

Comprehensive protection for consumers and the utility


Privacy and security should be at the core of design. Elster calls this concept ‘security by design’ and ‘privacy by design.’ It is easier to build in security versus trying to incorporate at a later stage.


Security


Elster’s comprehensive security protects your network and keeps utility and customer data safe from intrusion... and we do it better than anyone else in the industry. Security features are built into the end devices, the communications networks, the gatekeepers/concentrators and the network management system. Data is protected while residing in the end and network devices as well as during LAN and WAN transmission. Additional information and system security is provided at the system head end, where user activity is also monitored and recorded for auditing and Sarbanes Oxley compliance where applicable.


Safety


Elster meters and communicating modules are designed and built to the highest safety standards to protect consumers and utility staff. With 175 years of experience partnering with utilities, Elster understands what it means to make utility grade equipment.


Privacy


Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) are an overarching approach that begins at the meter, continuing throughout how the data is communicated, how the data is saved, how long it is stored and so forth. European nations are leading the way in this area, requiring utilities to perform data protection impact assessments and Elster is supporting this process throughout.

Contact Elster for a detailed review of how our solutions provide the most comprehensive security, safety, and privacy available today for your Smart Grid initiatives. 

 

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