Thales understands the demands of critical SCADA networks and, with that in mind, has designed a straight forward yet complete security solution that addresses all relevant aspects of an effective security policy without adversely impacting operational processes and performance.
The Datacryptor® SA is a cost-effective security solution designed to protect legacy Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems that monitor and control the production, distribution, and delivery of essential ser vice s and commodities such as electricity, gas, and water; or control pipelines or railroads.
The Thales Datacryptor SA is the first commercially available product for SCADA networks which are. SCADA networks are vulnerable to cyber attacks that can result in serious disruptions to the availability and reliability of these vital services and the Nation's economy. The new SCADA encryption module addresses all relevant aspects of an effective security policy without adversely impacting operational processes and performance.
The Datacryptor SA security solution includes all administrative tools needed to configure system components, key management services, and issuance of access control tokens to authorized service personnel. Supporting multi-drop, point-to-point and mixed-mode (secured and non-secured) network configurations using serial asynchronous communication, the Datacryptor SA solution can be deployed in a variety of operational scenarios compatible with industry-standard communications from 300 bps through 115.2Kbps and protocols such as MODBUS and DNP.
Since SCADA systems typically have useful lives of over 15 years, retrofit solutions like the Datacryptor SA will play a key role in addressing cyber security concerns of existing SCADA systems without affecting the control system infrastructure in place, and without causing disruption to the system's performance. Thales continues to show its technology leadership in the encryption market.