SOURCE: Invensys Process Systems

December 12, 2007 11:50 ET

Invensys Process Systems Teams With Integralis to Deliver 24/7 Managed Security Services Globally

FOXBORO, MA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Invensys Process Systems, a leading provider of process control network security, announced today that it will offer 24/7 global network security monitoring and management through a partnership with Integralis, a leading global provider of managed security services. This unique collaboration between a major process control vendor and a major IT services provider demonstrates the growing importance of combining process engineering and IT expertise in warding off cyber threats to refineries, public utilities, pharmaceutical plants and other process industries.

"The process industries have a growing need to protect their production assets from cyber threats, but doing so requires a blend of production management and IT Security skills that few companies can afford to maintain on site. In partnering with one of the world's largest managed security service providers, Invensys is demonstrating a high level commitment to providing comprehensive cyber security protection to its customers," said Bob Mick, vice president of emerging technologies at the ARC Advisory group.

The Invensys portfolio of cyber security services includes customized assessments, architecture design, implementation and management. Examples of customized services include site and vulnerability assessments, policy requirement drafting, security architecture and policy development, modernization of existing technology and continuous management, review, testing and optimization.

Integralis extends the Invensys portfolio by providing managed security services through a global network of fully redundant Security Operations Centers (SOCs). Integralis provides managed security services around best of breed perimeter security, content security, threat & vulnerability management and secure authentication devices. After Invensys consultants design and implement a program, the customer can leverage Integralis' network of global centers, staffed 24/7 by security experts with all the tools and information to provide ongoing management and apprise them of threats.

"Such close collaboration with the consulting and planning services of Invensys makes 24/7 security management very affordable and highly effective. The Invensys emphasis on threat prevention keeps the actual amount of threat detection and management to a minimum, but if suspicious activity does get through, we have cyber security specialists on the case 24 hours a day, and advanced tools and processes," said Robin Mayo, Integralis President, Americas.

Husky Energy of Saskatchewan, Canada is among the first companies to avail itself of the combined security service. Invensys will provide Husky with assessment, design, implementation and real-time management of Husky's plant and production networks, and Integralis will provide full remote management of security devices, all required changes and updates, and 24/7/365 monitoring to aid in prevention, detection and removal of cyber threats.

For more information about the Invensys global cyber security programs contact Doug Clifton at Invensys Process Systems, 214-206-8413 or send email to doug.clifton@ips.invensys.com.

About Integralis

Integralis is a leading global security solutions provider. A publicly traded company (listed in the Prime Standard of the German stock exchange, ticker symbol AAGN, ISIN DE0005155030) with a total of 17 branches and about 450 employees across Europe, the United States and the Middle East, Integralis' full range of security solutions encompasses strategic IT security consulting, audits, risk management, the definition of security policies, implementation and configuration of high-quality third-party products as well as comprehensive support right up to 24/7 managed security service.

The Company's satisfied customers include small and mid-size companies, multinationals as well as large public-sector bodies. Further information on Integralis is available on the Internet at www.us.integralis.com.

About Invensys

Invensys Process Systems (www.ips.invensys.com) is the world leader in industrial asset performance management, a strategy designed to help today's industrial enterprises to effectively balance the availability and utilization of their production assets to match changing business requirements. Invensys Process Systems encompasses industry-leading brands such as InFusion, Foxboro, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, and Avantis and provides advanced products, services, and solutions to industrial facilities around the world. These include many of the world's largest upstream operations, refineries, chemical plants, gas plants, LNG plants, power plants, mineral processing plants, and pulp and paper mills.

The Invensys Group (www.invensys.com) is headquartered in London and is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with approximately 30,000 employees working in 60 countries.

Invensys, Foxboro, I/A Series, Triconex, SimSci-Esscor, Wonderware, and Avantis are trademarks of Invensys plc, its subsidiaries, or affiliates. All other brands and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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