Industrially Hardened Security Appliance

The BANDIT 3™, the latest addition to the Encore’s BANDIT™ (Broadband Access Network Device for Intelligent Termination™) family, is an industrially hardened cyber security appliance with integrated router, firewall, terminal server, serial to IP converter, legacy protocol conversion, and VPN functionality. Ideally suited for electric, gas, oil and water utilities, AMI/AMR, transportation, green energy, and traffic control system applications, the BANDIT 3™ ensures system data and SCADA network connections directly to the Internet, secure Wide Area Network (WAN) and/or Local Area Network (LAN), or commercial cellular data IP services.

Cyber security is an urgent issue in industries where advanced automation and communications networks have mission critical applications and high reliability is of paramount importance. These industries have mandated industry specific requirements to ensure their data networking and cyber assets are reliable and secure. The BANDIT 3™ has the necessary features to comply with the most stringent security requirements.

The BANDIT 3™ supports up to 6 serial RS232 ports, integrated four port fully managed Ethernet switch, selectable power supplies and redundancy options, and an optional integrated V.92 modem. In addition, the BANDIT 3™ supports two expansion slots supporting optional digital connectivity modules such as Fiber, Ethernet DMZ, T1/E1 CSU/DSUs, 56/64K CSU/DSU, MPLS, or 4 wire E&M, allowing for connectivity to microwave, satellite, IP, Frame Relay/MPLS services, analog radio and/or cellular connectivity modules allowing connectivity to public carrier secure cellular data services. Supported cellular interfaces include CDMA 1X/EVDO Rev A and GSM GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA.

Summary Points

  • Industrial hardened cyber security appliance
  • IP Sec with DES, 3DES and AES (256)
  • Manageability (Monitoring and Configuration)
  • Provides connectivity over any network (MPLS/Frame Relay or IP network to include Fiber, Ethernet, VSAT)
  • Cellular connectivity options - 3G, LTE Only, XLTE w/ 3G Fallback
  • Up to 6 serial ports for legacy traffic support
  • Alarm Ports
  • Legacy protocol support - serial and IP conversion

Application Example:

BANDIT III Application Example


Specifications subject to change without notice

Printable BANDIT 3™ Data Sheet