Energa selects Nexus Smart ID to protect critical infrastructure
Energa Operator SA, a leading distributor of electricity and part of Orlen Group, one of the largest oil refiner, petrol retailer and energy companies in Poland, selected Nexus Smart ID to provide a proven security solution that could support their workplace devices and secure Energa's Advanced Metering Infrastructure for their SmartGrid deployment.
In order to strengthen internal security, measures for establishing trust and encryption were needed. Implementing the Smart ID Corporate PKI enabled Energa Operator SA to give their employees access to email signing and encryption (with smart cards and soft tokens), disk encryption, windows login and much more. Nexus’ platform was chosen due to criteria such as flexibility, scalability and stability. Smart ID Corporate PKI ensures organizations have technology that enables strong authentication, data confidentiality, integrity and digital signatures. Nexus was able to provide a reliable foundation for certificate-based identities.
Alongside protection for employees, the Energa team will utilize the Nexus PKI to protect their corporate desktop system. This will allow the management of trusted identities for mobile devices, mobile applications, printers, networks and more.
Energa needed a multi-faceted solution that could not only support their internal IT needs but also secure its SmartGrid project. Energa required the integration of various SmartMeter manufacturers, PKI CA and sub-CA segmentation for separated environments, the ability to set up test scenarios for different SmartMeter providers and different certificate issuance procedures for both, automatic and manual issuance for routers, data concentrators and direct load controller devices. Selecting the Smart ID IoT PKI ensures Energa end-to-end security and the ability to issue certificate-based, cryptographically secure and unforgeable identities.
Nexus Smart ID is a proven solution for organizations needing to support their workforce, workplace devices, as well as IoT applications using one platform. The full Nexus solution was implemented by Nexus technology partner, Esysco.