Cisco delivers an end-to-end, IP-based secure communications infrastructure for the smart grid from generation to businesses and homes.
Cisco Smart Grid solutions help utilities:
· Optimize grid efficiency through better correlation of power supply and demand
· Reduce energy network outages and disruptions
· Increase the resiliency and security of the power system
· Increase environmental sustainability
To help utilities and other organizations in the energy industry efficiently meet the demands of energy generation, distribution, storage, and consumption Cisco Smart Grid solutions bridge multiple technologies:
· Network Security Products
Smart grids require layered defense mechanisms to detect and mitigate threats.
· Physical Security Products
Physical security solutions include video surveillance cameras, electronic access control, and emergency response.
· Professional Services
Cisco and partners deliver grid security solutions, help define requirements, develop grid architecture, coordinate deployment and integration, and deliver ongoing services.
Transmission and Distribution Automation: Cisco 3200 Series Rugged Integrated Services Routers and Cisco Industrial Ethernet 3000 (IE 3000) Series Switches provide rugged, easy-to-use, secure infrastructure for the harsh environments of the smart grid.
The Cisco data center portfolio helps utilities use sophisticated data collection techniques and storage solutions for power grid analysis and optimization.