Eaton updates UPS network cybersecurity card range

The Gigabit Network Card has been equipped with a raft of new features and connectivity protocols

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Power management company Eaton has enhanced the capabilities of its Gigabit Network Card.

The card, the industry’s first Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) connectivity device to meet the UL 2900-2-2 cybersecurity standard, has been updated to enable the same protective benefits as Eaton’s 3-phase Eaton 93PM, Eaton 93PS, Eaton 91PS, and Eaton 9PHD UPSs.

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Until now, the Gigabit Network Card had only supported single-phase UPSs.

It has also been equipped with a raft of new features and connectivity protocols to support large data centres and industrial applications, including stronger encryption, configurable password policies, signed firmware packages, and the use of signed digital certificates.

Remote and centralised authentication through LDAP/Active Directory and Radius has also been added.

“There has been a phenomenal industry response to Eaton’s Gigabit Network card since it launched a little over six months ago,” said Ashraf Yehia, Managing Director at Eaton Middle East.

“The cards address a major need for advanced security protection of connected UPS networks.

"The latest additions mean IT and facility managers can now use the same network cards across both single-phase and 3-phase UPSs, which enables easier management and monitoring and ultimately more effective cybersecurity.”

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