SOURCE: Industrial Defender

Industrial Defender

May 30, 2008 08:30 ET

Industrial Defender Continues to Enable Process Control and SCADA Cyber Security

Expands Partner Ecosystem to Address Convergence and Compliance Challenges, Bolstering Industrial Cyber Security Protection

FOXBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2008) - Industrial Defender, Inc., the global leader in Cyber Risk Protection™, today announced that its Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program is experiencing increased global traction, signing industry-leading partners Bow Networks, GarrettCom Inc., Innominate Security Technologies AG, and Teltone Corporation. The Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program allows technology providers focused on the industrial control systems and SCADA market to collaborate on enhancing their technology offerings, providing end customers with comprehensive integrated cyber security solutions.

The need for global real-time business intelligence is a key driver behind the requirement for connectivity between traditional enterprise IT and industrial control system networks. This convergence is exposing industrial control system plant networks to a significant increase in cyber security threats and vulnerabilities. With the addition of Bow Networks, GarrettCom, Innominate Security Technologies AG, and Teltone Corporation to the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program, customers will have the opportunity to fortify their critical infrastructure with industry-leading solutions from Industrial Defender and the Industrial Defender Enabled partner ecosystem.

"Companies are increasingly dependent on access to real-time data in order to drive faster time-to-revenue through the use of business intelligence systems," said Geoff Turner, Senior Analyst, Forrester. "To acquire this real-time data access, connectivity into the heart of critical infrastructure process control and SCADA networks is required. The resulting proliferation of IT business system integration into these sensitive control systems is significantly increasing the cyber security threat within the critical infrastructure domain. Customers will benefit from an integrated, purpose built, defense-in-depth solution with granular visibility of the network ecosystem through a single pane of glass, which will maximize their cyber security protection."

As an Industrial Defender Enabled Partner, technology providers complete a comprehensive technology validation process that will enable a partner device to be monitored by the Industrial Defender Security Event Management (SEM) console, enhancing the cyber security posture of the industrial control system/SCADA network. Customers who purchase an Industrial Defender SEM console can monitor all Industrial Defender Enabled devices on the industrial control system/SCADA network. Industrial Defender Enabled partners also benefit from opportunities to participate in co-marketing and demand-generation programs.

For a tighter level of integration, technology vendors can become an Industrial Defender Enabled Premier Partner, which delivers a more extensive technology integration of partner devices, including integrated device monitoring and management by the Industrial Defender SEM console, co-development, co-marketing, demand-generation and solution-selling by combining Industrial Defender's cyber security technology, network security professional services and managed security services with industry-leading premier partner technologies. Fortinet, the global leader in Unified Threat Management (UTM) security systems and RuggedCom, an industry leading provider of rugged communications networking solutions designed for mission-critical applications in harsh environments, are the inaugural members of the Industrial Defender Enabled Premier Partner Program.

By leveraging the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program, Bow Networks, GarrettCom, Innominate Security Technologies AG, and Teltone Corporation will also have the opportunity to take advantage of Industrial Defender's industrial cyber security and compliance expertise to provide end customers with industry leading solutions for power, oil and gas, transportation, water, and chemical sectors. Industrial Defender works closely with partners and customers to identify "best practices" for implementing solutions that meet the stringent compliance requirements including the mandatory North American NERC-CIP compliance standards for the bulk electric power system. Customers who purchase an Industrial Defender SEM console benefit from an integrated platform agnostic solution that enables the creation of a unified security strategy for the industrial control system and SCADA environment.

"Whether driven by compliance or security requirements, the demand for comprehensive and robust process control and SCADA cyber security protection is increasing," said Brian M. Ahern, President and CEO, Industrial Defender. "As market leaders and industry pioneers, we need to be able to share our expertise and technology to help our partners and end customers achieve their cyber security objectives to ensure that our global critical infrastructure remains fortified against internal and external cyber security threats and vulnerabilities. Through the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program, we are able to combine our technology and domain expertise with industry leading best-in-class technology solutions to address a host of compliance and security challenges."

Through its partner program, Industrial Defender enables participants and customers to tap into more than 17 years of process control and SCADA industry experience and more than six years of industrial cyber security experience to fortify partner devices against cyber security threats and vulnerabilities. That combined with its expertise in specific vertical industries, ultimately delivers a deeper level of cyber security protection for customers using real-time process control/SCADA systems. By collaborating with Industrial Defender, technology vendors can take advantage of the Company's market expertise to fortify their products with enhanced cyber security protection.

For more information on the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program or the Company's products and services, please visit 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 -- recently recognized by Frost and Sullivan's 2008 Company of the Year Award. Industrial Defender has completed more than 90 process control / SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 1,950 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.

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