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IT security for critical infrastructure with versiondog

 IT security for critical infrastructure with versiondog  - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Database Management & Storage
  • Functional Applications - Remote Monitoring & Control Systems
  • Sensors - Level Sensors
  • Sensors - Pressure Sensors
Applicable Industries
  • Utilities
Applicable Functions
  • Business Operation
Use Cases
  • Remote Control
  • Water Utility Management
The Customer
The German partner water associations Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband
About The Customer
When the Emschergenossenschaft was founded in 1899, it was the first German water association. A whole series of water associations modelled on it were to follow, including the Lippeverband in 1926. The two have worked in close cooperation from the very b
The Challenge

Flood prevention and sewerage are highly mechanised and automated services that utilise the latest high-performance computerised controllers and IT networks. For a growing number of public water authorities, the versiondog data management system from AUVESY has significantly improved the process of keeping track of the associated data. Although the primary purpose of versiondog is usually to provide change and data management, it is also helping German water authorities fulfil the requirements of the country's IT Security Act 2015, especially with regard to ICS systems.

The Solution

People do not tend think of sewerage services as being particularly high-tech, but that is far from the reality. The German partner water associations Emschergenossenschaft and Lippeverband (EGLV) operate 59 sewage treatment plants, 344 pumping stations and 411 drain and rainwater treatment facilities and detention basins. Most of them incorporate automated systems that are networked to allow remote monitoring and control. Since 2009, all control devices used in EGLV facilites are managed by versiondog. Currently, their total number of automated control device projects is around 3,500. Add to that the parameter data and settings of numerous frequency converters, pressure sensors and level sensors and that brings the total number of versiondog components in use at EGLV to around 5,000.

Data Collected
Backup, Facility Management, Water Flow Rate
Operational Impact
  • [Data Management - Data Security]
    IT Security for critical infrastructures is a must to fulfil the new IT-law from 2015 in Germany. Backups for automation devices have to be created to recover data, if nessecary.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Due to the secure aging of automated devices a data management system has to archive data from 20years ago and 20 years to come. It improves the way, data can be managed and optimises maintenance time radically.

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