CONES: COnverged NEtworks for SCADA
Network architecture, Network management, SCADA, Software
CONES (COnverged NEtworks for SCADA), developed by ITI researchers Erich Heine, Klara Nahrstedt, and Tim Yardley, is a real-time middleware toolkit aimed at supporting converged SCADA networks. CONES provides 1) host-based process management, 2) network resource management, and 3) host-based network resource management. These capabilities collectively provide a basis for convergence of SCADA networks while ensuring that isolation and timeliness properties of all SCADA applications (e.g., protection, monitoring, and maintenance) are supported as per the requirements of those applications. CONES provides an architecture, an advanced prototype implementation, and extensive experimentation results to demonstrate the feasibility of CONES.