SOURCE: Industrial Defender

Industrial Defender

October 14, 2008 08:30 ET

Industrial Defender Announces GSA Approval

Professional Security Services Enhance Federal Critical Infrastructure Cyber Security Efforts

FOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Industrial Defender, Inc., the global leader in Cyber Risk Protection™, today announced the Company has obtained approval from the United States General Services Administration (GSA) under contract 35F-0617U to provide Professional Security Services for critical infrastructure industrial control systems to the Federal Government.

Industrial Defender Professional Security Services are the trusted Risk Assessment solution for critical infrastructure industrial control systems. It is part of the comprehensive Cyber Risk Protection Lifecycle solution which enables the efficient assessment, mitigation and management of cyber security risk within the critical infrastructure network domain. The Company's comprehensive, non-invasive risk assessment practice maximizes operational reliability and availability by uncovering system vulnerabilities before they become disruptive to the operation.

"With the passage of regulatory compliance mandates including NERC CIP for the bulk electric system in North America and CFATS for United States chemical facilities, regulations have underscored the growing interest in securing the nation's mission critical industrial control systems and SCADA network environments," said Brian M. Ahern, President and CEO, Industrial Defender. "Receiving GSA approval enables the federal government to leverage Industrial Defender's depth of knowledge and expertise in industrial control systems/SCADA vulnerabilities and strategies for risk mitigation."

Founded in 1949, the GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets. Providing a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, one of the GSA's primary charters is to supply expert technology solutions to allow federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

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 industrial control system 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 industrial control system and SCADA industry experience, and more than 6 years of industrial cyber security experience -- recently recognized by Frost and Sullivan's 2008 Company of the Year Award. Industrial Defender has completed more than 100 process control / SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 3,000 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. www.industrialdefender.com

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