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Industrial Defender

April 16, 2008 08:30 ET

Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges Industrial Defender as Market Leader in Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Protection

Industrial Defender Selected as Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year for Global Risk Management in Process Control and SCADA

FOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2008) - Industrial Defender, Inc., the global leader in Cyber Risk Protection™, today announced that it is the recipient of the 2008 Global Risk Management Process Control & SCADA Company of the Year Award by Frost & Sullivan, a leading global growth consulting company.

The Award is in recognition of Industrial Defender's integrated Defense in Depth™ cyber security technology and services solution, which is the result of 17 years of industry expertise and knowledge of the real time process control and SCADA environment. This comprehensive Defense in Depth™ approach enables efficient assessment, mitigation and management of cyber security risk within the critical infrastructure domain.

"Protecting critical infrastructure assets like electricity, water and transportation from the prying web of hackers, malicious and non-malicious users and terrorists has become a top priority for critical infrastructure plant asset owners and operators all over the world," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager Shibu S.L. "Industrial Defender is the leading vendor in the industry, with a comprehensive offering of network security professional services, technology and managed security services specifically targeting the process control and SCADA market."

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated unparalleled excellence within its industry in the areas of business development, competitive strategy, customer satisfaction, outstanding management, consistent growth, and a positive social and economic impact to the community. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

"It is personally rewarding to be acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan for our innovation, dedication and commitment to the company strategy that we architected," said Brian M. Ahern, President and CEO, Industrial Defender. "It is even more rewarding to receive such high praise and support for this award from our many global customers and partners."

Industrial Defender has completed more than 80 process control/SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 1,900 cyber security technology deployments and more than 3,000 mission-critical RTAP SCADA deployments. The company also provides managed security services for 160 process control plants in 21 countries. Industrial Defender protects over 25 percent of the United Kingdom's power generation, Europe's longest metro line and over 10,000 miles of oil and gas pipeline in North America.

For more information on the Industrial Defender products and services, please visit http://www.industrialdefender.com.

About Industrial Defender, Inc.

Industrial Defender, Inc., the global leader in Cyber Risk Protection™, is the first company to offer a completely integrated Defense in Depth™ cyber security solution designed to protect the real-time process control and SCADA environment in a flexible and cost effective platform. This comprehensive Cyber Risk Protection™ Lifecycle solution enables the efficient assessment, mitigation and management of cyber security risk within the critical infrastructure network domain.

Formerly known as Verano, Inc., Industrial Defender is a privately held company with over 17 years of real-time process control and SCADA industry experience and more than 6 years of industrial cyber security experience. Industrial Defender has completed more than 80 process control / SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 1,900 global technology deployments in securing critical infrastructure systems, more than 3,000 mission critical SCADA deployments and provides managed security services for 160 process control plants in 21 countries.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Global Growth Consulting Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company's Growth Partnership Services, Growth Consulting and Career Best Practices empower clients to create a growth focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.awards.frost.com.

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