Cloud Security Authors: Mehdi Daoudi, Kevin Jackson, Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Cloud Security

News Feed Item

Industrial Defender Launches Fourth Generation Technology Suite to Enhance Defense-in-Depth(TM) Cyber Security Protection for Industrial Control and SCADA Systems

Expands Cyber Security Technology Offering to Improve Protection and Compliance Management of NERC CIP Critical Cyber Assets

FOXBOROUGH, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/13/09 --


  • Industrial Defender, the global leader in Cyber Risk Protection(TM), today announces the availability of its Fourth Generation Technology Suite, offering the industry's most comprehensive cyber security solution for industrial control and SCADA systems. This latest version of the Industrial Defender technology suite includes major enhancements to all cyber security defense layers, offering the industry's first and only Defense-in-Depth(TM) cyber security protection solution for electric power generation, energy management control centers and transmission substations. The Fourth Generation Technology Suite also provides industry-leading cyber security protection for other critical infrastructure industries, including the oil and gas, water, transportation and chemical sectors.

  • With this release, North American electric providers now have a comprehensive security event management (SEM), secure authentication, access control and compliance management solution. Enhancements include a single repository for monitoring, collecting, aggregating, reporting and archiving data to assist bulk electricity asset owners and operators with meeting the approaching NERC CIP compliance deadlines.

  • Access Manager 4 is a secure remote access and authentication solution which provides centralized and decentralized access topologies, and is hardware and protocol agnostic for easy deployment. Access Manager is fully integrated into the Industrial Defender SEM console for consolidated reporting, centralized monitoring, management and access control. Key features include:

    • Secure access and authentication for electric power substations and remote sites;
    • Comprehensive AutoAudit(TM) reporting to support NERC CIP compliance requirements;
    • Centralized and decentralized support for user authorization and authentication; and,
    • Active Directory support for single point administration and group management.

  • SEM 4 enhances the ability of process control SCADA system users to collect, alert and analyze security log data to simplify compliance and quickly respond to high risk security events. Key features include:

    • Enhanced third-party device monitoring support, including Cisco firewalls and switches;
    • Support for GarrettCom routers and Bow Networks Crossbow IED servers; and,
    • Access Manager data sharing for consolidated reporting of all critical cyber asset data for NERC CIP auditing.

  • Compliance Manager provides data collection and archiving of auditable events and configuration settings from DCS, SCADA, HMI workstations, electronic security perimeter devices and other critical cyber assets. Key features include:

    • Enhanced audit reporting through automated interpretation of log events;
    • Built-in report templates for critical infrastructure compliance regulations including NERC CIP; and,
    • Ad-hoc reporting capabilities for custom report generation.

  • Additional features of the Fourth Generation Technology Suite include new Network Intrusion Detection Sensors (NIDS), Host Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) enhancements, Industrial Security Rules, IEC 60870-5-104 and ODVA Ethernet/IP(TM) (CIP) protocol support, as well as a new Guard 110 UTM/Firewall, which is used to establish Electronic Security Perimeter (ESP) protection.

  • The Obama administration has made some very positive movements in securing the nation's critical infrastructure. Recently introduced cyber security legislation by Congress, including the bills proposed by Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), the Critical Electric Infrastructure Protection Act proposed by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), as well as the Bulk Power System Protection Act proposed by Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif), all underscore the need for greater cyber security protection of the United States' critical infrastructure operating systems.


  • "Our customers and partners continue to voice the need for critical infrastructure cyber security solutions to secure their critical cyber assets, while also meeting stringent compliance regulations," said Brian M. Ahern, President and CEO, Industrial Defender. "The release of the Industrial Defender Fourth Generation Technology Suite demonstrates our aggressive technology investment strategy to provide industry-leading security and compliance solutions for critical infrastructures."

  • "There are fundamental changes occurring in the modernization of the United States critical infrastructure (e.g. utility, energy, chemical, transportation), and the key areas of reliability and security. There are similar changes under consideration in other parts of the world," noted Earl Perkins, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc. "In the particular field of cyber security, there is significant momentum and growth in the market for solution providers, and Gartner believes these solutions will play a vital role in protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring the reliability needed by citizens and business alike."

Brian Ahern headshot
NERC Strengthened Cyber Security Standards
April 7th NERC Letter from Mike Assante
Critical Electric Power Protection Act
Industrial Defender Company Logo
NERC Timeline for Compliance
Rockefeller-Snowe Cyber Security Legislation
Bulk Power System Protection Act

About Industrial Defender

Industrial Defender, Inc., the global leader in Cyber Risk Protection(TM), is the first company to offer a completely integrated Defense-in-Depth(TM) 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(TM) lifecycle solution enables the efficient assessment, mitigation and management of cyber security risk within the critical infrastructure network domain. Industrial Defender is a privately held company with over 18 years of industrial control system and SCADA industry experience, and more than 7 years of industrial cyber security experience -- recognized by Frost and Sullivan's for the 2008 Company of the Year Award. Industrial Defender has completed more than 100 process control / SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 9,000 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.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine


Todd Nicholson
Industrial Defender
Email Contact

Meredith Robertson
SHIFT Communications
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
"Cloud Academy is an enterprise training platform for the cloud, specifically public clouds. We offer guided learning experiences on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and all the surrounding methodologies and technologies that you need to know and your teams need to know in order to leverage the full benefits of the cloud," explained Alex Brower, VP of Marketing at Cloud Academy, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clar...
"MobiDev is a software development company and we do complex, custom software development for everybody from entrepreneurs to large enterprises," explained Alan Winters, U.S. Head of Business Development at MobiDev, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
"There's plenty of bandwidth out there but it's never in the right place. So what Cedexis does is uses data to work out the best pathways to get data from the origin to the person who wants to get it," explained Simon Jones, Evangelist and Head of Marketing at Cedexis, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Conventi...
WebRTC is great technology to build your own communication tools. It will be even more exciting experience it with advanced devices, such as a 360 Camera, 360 microphone, and a depth sensor camera. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Masashi Ganeko, a manager at INFOCOM Corporation, introduced two experimental projects from his team and what they learned from them. "Shotoku Tamago" uses the robot audition software HARK to track speakers in 360 video of a remote party. "Virtual Teleport" uses a multip...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Carl J. Levine, Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1, will objectively discuss how DNS is used to solve Digital Transformation challenges in large SaaS applications, CDNs, AdTech platforms, and other demanding use cases. Carl J. Levine is the Senior Technical Evangelist for NS1. A veteran of the Internet Infrastructure space, he has over a decade of experience with startups, networking protocols and Internet infrastructure, combined with the unique ability to it...
Gemini is Yahoo’s native and search advertising platform. To ensure the quality of a complex distributed system that spans multiple products and components and across various desktop websites and mobile app and web experiences – both Yahoo owned and operated and third-party syndication (supply), with complex interaction with more than a billion users and numerous advertisers globally (demand) – it becomes imperative to automate a set of end-to-end tests 24x7 to detect bugs and regression. In th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
It is of utmost importance for the future success of WebRTC to ensure that interoperability is operational between web browsers and any WebRTC-compliant client. To be guaranteed as operational and effective, interoperability must be tested extensively by establishing WebRTC data and media connections between different web browsers running on different devices and operating systems. In his session at WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, Dr. Alex Gouaillard, CEO and Founder of CoSMo Software, presented ...
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
An increasing number of companies are creating products that combine data with analytical capabilities. Running interactive queries on Big Data requires complex architectures to store and query data effectively, typically involving data streams, an choosing efficient file format/database and multiple independent systems that are tied together through custom-engineered pipelines. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Tomer Levi, a senior software engineer at Intel’s Advanced Analytics gr...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things’). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing? IoT is not about the devices, it’s about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. In his session at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo | DXWor...
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader Sergey Grebnov provided an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...