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IESO Protects Ontario's Power Grid With TippingPoint IPS

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Executive Summary

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) works at the heart of Ontario's power system, connecting more than 300 participants, including generators that produce electricity; transmitters that send it across the province; retailers that buy and sell it; industries and businesses that use it in large quantities and local distribution companies that deliver it to people's homes. The IESO manages electricity between these participants, balancing supply and demand to ensure reliable operation of the provincial electricity grid. Every five minutes, the IESO forecasts consumption throughout the province and collects the best offers from generators to provide the required amount of electricity. The IESO implemented the TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System to help identify traffic coming into the network and ensure that malware and viruses weren't getting in.

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