ABB AND INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER CREATE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER SECURE AUTOMATION SYSTEM SOLUTIONS
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts, USA., November 4, 2010
Partnership offerings provide cyber security and compliance automation for Smart Grid, advanced energy management, power generation and process control systems
Industrial Defender Inc., headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA and ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced a global Strategic Partnership agreement. The partnership is focused on providing highly secure, reliable and regulation-compliant automation solutions for the Smart Grid, power generation, and other critical process control industries.
"As the world's power systems become more dependent on IT–based control systems for their safety and reliability, new cyber security standards are emerging," said Jens Birgersson, Head of ABB's Network Management business unit. "Collaboration with an industry leader like Industrial Defender will help ABB to offer our customers purpose-built solutions to protect the integrity of their automation systems."
Under the terms of the non-exclusive partnership agreement, ABB will distribute Industrial Defender's cyber security and compliance solutions.
"ABB is a global leader in both power systems and process automation, the exact areas in which Industrial Defender has for eight years focused our combined control systems and cyber security expertise to create sector-specific Defense in Depth and compliance automation products and services," said Brian Ahern, president and CEO of Industrial Defender. "This partnership allows global customers the opportunity to integrate best in class solutions from two market leaders to address the urgent and growing market concern for securing critical industrial infrastructure."
ABB (http://www.abb.com/) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.
Industrial Defender, Inc.
Industrial Defender, the global leader in Automation System Security Management, provides a suite of integrated products and services dedicated to assuring the availability, reliability and security of critical infrastructure. Primary areas of focus include Defense-in-Depth™ security technology integration and Compliance Sustainability via security process automation. In business more than 18 years, and with more than 7 years of dedicated cyber security experience, Industrial Defender has completed more than 100 process control/SCADA cyber security assessments, more than 10,000 global technology deployments securing critical infrastructure systems, more than 3,000 mission critical SCADA deployments and provides managed security services for 170 process control plants in 21 countries. Privately held, the company is headquartered in Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA.
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