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SimplifySmartGrid withSOAGateways

UseaSOAGatewaytoSimplifySmartGridDataIntegration&AccessControl
DeployindustryleadingSOAintegrationtechnologytoensuresmartgridsecurityandcompliance

TheMovetoSmartGrid
Recently,theenergyandutilitiesindustryhasbeentransformingitselftocapitalizeonthe opportunitiespresentedbysmartgridtechnology.Thedigitalandwirelesscapabilitiesofsmartmeters bringthepromiseofgreaterefficiency,reliabilityandvisibilityintotheoperationofthepowergrid. However,theyalsointroducevulnerabilities,risksandcompliancechallengesassociatedwith processing,integratingandsharingdataacrossinternalsilosandapplications.

TheRoleofSOAGatewaysinSmartGrid
Smartmetersgeneraterealtimedata,usingproprietaryprotocolsthatneedtobetransformedinto formatsunderstoodbydifferentinternalapplications.Dataneedstobeenrichedorredactedtomeet governancerulesandroutedathighspeedacrossdisparateinformationandapplicationsilos.Accessto dataneedstobetightlycontrolledandcensoredbasedonarequestorsentitlements,inorderto satisfyregulatoryrequirements. AllthesetaskscanbesatisfiedathighdatavolumesbySOAGatewaysableto: 1. 2. Easeintegrationthroughtranslationofnetworkprotocolsanddataformats Protectconnectivitythroughaccesscontrol,encryptionanddigitalsignatures

3. Optimizetrafficflowwithhighthroughput,highconcurrencymessageprocessing Belowarethreeusecasesthatillustratehowthesevaluepointsareapplicabletoenergyandutilities companiesembarkingonsmartgridinitiatives.

UseCase1GatingSmartMeterData
ASOAGatewaycanbedeployedasmeterdatasentry pointintoenterpriseITsystems.Machinetomachine (M2M)datacollectorscanconnecttotheGatewayover lightweightandsecurechannels.TheGatewaywillthen transformandtransmitdatatotheenterprisesystemsin therequiredformats. Immediate Benefits
Savesintegrationcostsfordevelopment Supportsthesecuritymodelfor smartmeters Scalestohandleincreasedtraffic Allowsacentralizedaccesspointfor detectingandfilteringmeterevents, tohelpimprovegridreliabilityand exceptionhandling

LongTerm Benefits

UseCase2GateInternalAccesstoData
TheGatewaycanalsobeusedtoprotectaccessto keyenterprisesystemsthatareusedbyCSR, employeeandpartnerchannelsfrominsideand outsideenterpriseboundaries.

Immediate Benefits LongTerm Benefits


Rolebased,multichannelaccesscontrol enforcesenterprisesecuritypoliciesusing existingsecurityinfrastructure Loosecouplingoffrontendsystemscutscost onmigrationoflegacybusinesssupportsystems (e.g.billing,monitoring)tonew,smartgrid awaresystemsandprocesses

UseCase3SimplifyIntegration&Mediation
Additionally,theGatewaycanprovideasimple configurationdrivenapproachtotranslating, routingandintegratingdataacrossdifferent applicationsilos.

Immediate Benefits LongTerm Benefits


Reducescodingandprofessionalservicescosts Improvesrepeatabilityandintegrationagility

Layer7sSecureSpanSOAGatewaySimplifyingSmartGridInitiatives
EnergyandutilitiescompanieshavealreadystartedtotakeadvantageofSOAGatewaysinsmartgrid patterns.Layer7sSecureSpanSOAGatewayistheindustryleaderandoffersunparalleledsmartgrid functionality.TheSecureSpanGatewayhasbeenusedsimultaneouslyinalloftheabovescenarios. TheSecureSpanGatewaycanbedeployedintheDMZorinsidetheenterprise,asaphysicalappliance oravirtualmachine,onpremiseorintheCloud.ThisflexibilitymeansthatSecureSpancansupportall Gatewayneedsandmaximizesmartgridbenefitsforcompaniesacrosstheenergyandutilitiessector.

KeyFeatures
Governance&Security
SOAGovernance Identity&Message LevelSecurity

Runtimeenforcementofgovernancepolicies CentralizedSLAenforcement Identitybasedaccesstoservices/operations Managementofcrossdomainsecurity

Transportandprotocolmediation Servicevirtualization Advancedcryptography XMLcontentfilteringandthreatprotection

Mediation&Translation
SupportforKey Standards/Protocols
SupportedstandardsincludeXML,SOAP,REST,AJAX,OAuth,XPath,XSLT,WSDL,XMLSchema,LDAP, SAML,FIPS1402,Kerberos,W3CXMLSignature,SSL/TLS,HTTP/HTTPS,MQSeries,TibcoEMS,FTP, WSSecurity,WSTrust,WSFederationandXACML

Management&Integration
AssetManagement
Operationsconsole Policymigration Servicesreporting APIpublication Optionaldevelopermanagementportal Disasterrecovery ManagementAPIforintegrationwithexisting thirdpartymanagementtools SecurityandOAuthbasedaccesscontrol Usagemetricsandreporting

APIManagement

FormFactors
Hardware Software Virtual&Cloud

Activeactiveclusterable,mirroredhotswappabledrives,multicore1Userver Solaris10forx86andNiagara,SUSELinux,RedHatLinux4.0/5.0 VMware/ESX(VMwareReadycertified)

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