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61850_benefits

Some major IEC-61850 security, cost reduction, and operational benefits



Benefit
Area
From 61850 Feature
Easier definition, CIP documentation, and enforcement of access control policy
Security
Named objects rather than numbered points
Simple LAN connections replace complex point-to-point wiring in substations
Cost reduction
Use of routable protocols
Significant increase in quality of available information
Operational
Object models
Defense-in-depth possible using conventional security tools
Security
Use of routable protocols
Simplified system management
Cost reduction
Named objects rather than numbered points
Better integration with corporate systems
Operational
Support for increased use of XML technology