Landis+Gyr and SafeNet announced they have signed a reseller agreement to integrate SafeNet’s Luna Hardware Security Module (HSM) into Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream™ end-to-end security architecture, creating a highly secure environment to exchange and store utilities’ sensitive cryptographic keys in a trusted hardware device.
As part of its multi-tiered security strategy, Landis+Gyr is implementing SafeNet HSMs to protect the cryptographic keys used to secure data exchange between smart meters and the head-end system in the Gridstream RF network. The Luna HSM complies with the highest security standards, such as Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 and Common Criteria EAL 4+, and provides utilities with a validated and tamper-resistant hardware solution that supports overall smart grid security.
“This relationship with SafeNet aligns with our vision of security compliance, and enhances the maturity of the Gridstream security solution by providing a trustworthy and efficient solution for our utility customers to manage security throughout the network,” said Michelle Mindala-Freeman, vice president of marketing and product management at Landis+Gyr.
Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream RF technology uses a powerful radio mesh network to communicate with meters and distribution devices, such as monitors and switches. This technology is currently being deployed to millions of residential and commercial sites across the United States.
“SafeNet HSMs are a part of a cost-effective security solution that scales for distributed smart grid deployments. HSMs protect what is most valuable to the Advanced Metering infrastructure, ensuring privacy and uninterrupted usage,” said Mark Yakabuski, director, product management, SafeNet. “Together, Landis+Gyr and SafeNet offer a solution that increases customer satisfaction and complies with national standards.”
Landis+Gyr is the leading provider of integrated energy management solutions tailored to energy company needs. With a global presence and a reputation for quality and innovation, Landis+Gyr is unique in its ability to deliver true end-to-end advanced metering solutions. Today, the Company offers the broadest portfolio of products and services in the electricity metering industry, and is paving the way for the next generation of smart grid. With annualized sales of more than US$1.25 billion, Landis+Gyr operates in over 30 countries across five continents, and employs nearly 5,000 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better.
About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet (safenet-inc.com) is a global leader in information security. SafeNet protects its customers’ most valuable assets, including identities, transactions, communications, data and software licensing, throughout the data lifecycle. More than 25,000 customers across both commercial enterprises and government agencies and in over 100 countries trust their information security needs to SafeNet.