ABB and GlobaLogix partner to provide SCADA solution
ZURICH -- ABB has partnered with GlobaLogix to provide a new SCADA Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, based on ABB’s SCADAvantage product.
GlobaLogix has built a highly-secure and redundant cloud-based infrastructure to host ABB’s SCADA platform. The infrastructure provides access to 53 data centers in North America, with 2,048-bit encryption that exceeds current U.S. Department of Defense standards. The infrastructure also complies with the most stringent Tier 4 data center standards from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for mission critical computer systems. The standard requires fully-redundant subsystems and compartmentalized security zones.
Additional security is provided by Citrix authentication installed on each of the client’s laptops, desktops and tablets that provide access to the cloud-hosted SCADA system. Field operators can optionally be provided with password-protected web access to read-only data and key information, to reduce exposure to malicious attacks and prevent operator errors.
The platform also supports the plug-in of optional applications that are purpose-built for upstream and midstream operations. From artificial lift to pipeline contract management and leak detection, applications can be enabled and configured with alarms and callout notifications within the cloud framework.