ISaGRAF supplies software to CSE-Semaphore | Automation.com

ISaGRAF supplies software to CSE-Semaphore

May 8, 2009 - ISaGRAF announced that ISaGRAF 5 is the software of choice for CSE-Semaphore’s Kingfisher series of Advanced RTUs, which are now available with Secure DNP3 Authentication.

Secure DNP3 authentication provides protection between master stations (i.e. control servers, HMIs) and remote stations (i.e. RTUs, PLCs) by verifying that both the master station and remote station are who they claim to be, to prevent attacks such as hijacking, spoofing, etc. Authentication ensures that messages arriving at the remote station come from the master station or another legitimate element in the SCADA system. The Keyed Hash Message Authentication Code (HMAC) protocol used in the authentication process validates data integrity by using 3 components, including a shared key that only the sender and intended recipient have, so that only they calculate or authenticate the HMAC.

Secure DNP3 protocol authentication is one of several features in Semaphore's security initiative for its Kingfisher product line, which includes the Kingfisher PLUS+™ and G30 models. The Kingfisher PLUS+ and G30 Series both fully embed the ISaGRAF 5 control software environment, making them the first RTUs to support both the IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 standards.

The ability to apply the IEC 61499 standard is a powerful feature that will change the way applications with multiple resources and projects are designed and managed. With ISaGRAF 5, Kingfisher PLUS+ and G30 RTU users have the ability to utilize the IEC 61499 standard to easily create distributed control applications. Function blocks for applications such as AGA flow calculations are provided in the comprehensive function block library.

About ISaGRAF 5
ISaGRAF 5 is the world’s first commercially-available IEC 61499 automation software. It offers unparalleled functionality and benefits by incorporating both the IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499 standards. Using ISaGRAF 5, any field device manufacturer has the ability to turn their equipment into an IEC 61499 product. For example, intelligent flow meters can act as a regulator and control a valve while being part of an integrated distributed control system.

About the Kingfisher PLUS+ and G30 RTU
The Kingfisher RTUs provide many advanced SCADA system solutions features, including intelligent I/O and redundant configurations, as well as IEC 61131-3- and IEC 61499-compliant programming provided by the fully embedded ISaGRAF 5 control software environment.

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