The NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards provide guidance to
those responsible for critical infrastructure assets, to increase security and reliability from both a physical and
electronic access perspective.
Wireless for NERC Compliance
When capital budgets are tight, compliance with regulatory standards is often difficult to justify. An integrated
wireless application network enables easy, economic compliance with NERC requirements. Many power facilities have
already realized the benefits of a wireless application network and case studies show that wireless systems can be
installed in less than 10% of the time of wired systems – with only about 5-10% of the operational impact on the organization.
Your Wireless is Always on with Apprion for NERC Compliance
Apprion's ION System with IONosphere enables an open, reliable wireless application infrastructure with network
management, communications and security to meet the cyber security section requirements of the NERC CIP and reduce
the chances of electronic intrusion. IONosphere is an industrial network appliance and a common network management
system that provides alarms/alerts, intrusion detection functionality, plus a physical device deployment database – and
accompanying visualization tool – that is easy to use plus audit-compliant.
Easily and cost-effectively meet compliance requirements with ION Wireless Applications:
- ION Wireless Video Monitoring– Monitor all plant activity from a safe location with remote visibility via wireless IP-enabled cameras.
- ION Wireless Communications Application- Wireless voice communication for start and dismissal, broadcasting messages to specific teams or individuals, and general broadcast communications of critical safety and security information and process control signaling.
- ION Wireless Security Application- Secures the wireless network with intrusion detection, security scans, and real-time alarms and alerts.