IT security in public utility process network
Benefits for Pfalzwerke Netz AG
Pfalzwerke Netz AG is the leading energy supplier of the Palatinate and the Saar-Palatinate district. The grid area has a size of about 6,000 km² and comprises about 15,000 km circuit length, 62 transformer stations and 3,758 secondary substations.
The prego services GmbH is IT service provider of Pfalzwerke Netz AG for many years.
A whole bundle of requirements was to be fulfilled:
Guidelines provide the framework:
Pfalzwerke Netz AG wants to use both, own and public telecommunication networks. The following routers are used for control and monitoring purposes:
Public data networks
All routers share the capability for industrial use, like minimum failure rates of the devices, DIN rail mounting and long-term availability for example.
“The benefits of our state-of-the-art network infrastructure, which is able to exceed today’s security standards, are essential for a smooth operation.”
Pfalzwerke Netz AG
“We monitor the whole IT infrastructure permanently. The reliable devices of INSYS icom make an important contribution, in particular when realising the security processes.”
Peter Schreieck, Project Manager
prego services GmbH