INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER RANKED #1 VENDOR FOR SMART GRID CYBER SECURITY BY PIKE RESEARCH
Pike Pulse Report Assesses Smart Grid Cyber Security Threat Management Vendors
Foxborough, MA, January 25, 2012 - In a new report announced yesterday by Pike Research, Industrial Defender tops the Leaders quadrant for Smart Grid cyber security, scoring highest on both strategy and execution in this rapidly growing market.
The Pike Pulse Report: Smart Grid Cyber Security Threat Management evaluates 15 of the leading cyber security threat management vendors in the smart grid market and rates them on 12 criteria for strategy and execution, including vision, go-to-market strategy, partnerships, product strategy and roadmap, technical innovation, geographic reach, market share, sales and marketing, product performance and features, product portfolio, control system focus, and staying power. Industrial Defender came out on top.
According to Pike Research, "The highest-scoring company in this Pike Pulse report, Industrial Defender, has a detailed suite of industrial control system (ICS)-specific offerings for network security, event management, correlation, and compliance. Unlike most of the companies pioneering this field, Industrial Defender has good political capital with utilities' operations teams. To date, the company has been the strongest innovator in developing solutions that are specific to smart grid cyber security."
"This positive, independent, evaluation from Pike Research validates our commitment to the unique needs of this market. We have pursued a strategic direction that offers specific solutions to address the growing complexity and increasingly hostile threat environment faced by our customers. Industrial Defender is proud to be recognized as the leader," said Brian Ahern, CEO of Industrial Defender, Inc. "In fact, we continue to lead the market by listening carefully to our 300-plus customers who see their challenges extending beyond security into compliance and change management. We will strive to meet their needs to reduce unplanned outages and lower operational costs by building solutions that unify security, compliance and change management. Our newest solution, announced yesterday, Automation Systems Manager, is an example of how we lead this market through continued innovation and customer focus."
Automation Systems Manager (ASM) is a first-of-its-kind software platform that enables customers to take a unified approach to security, compliance and change management in their industrial control systems. ASM integrates asset management, event management, configuration change management, policy compliance, endpoint security, and reporting. To learn more about ASM, click here, or see it live at the SANS SCADA and Process Control Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For a personalized demonstration, event attendees should visit the Industrial Defender booth on the show floor.
About Industrial Defender
Industrial Defender is the global leader in automation systems management. For more than a decade, the company has successfully developed and delivered solutions for operators of industrial control systems. With deep domain expertise built in, Industrial Defender products enable customers to ensure the availability and reliability of their key industrial processes. Leveraging the industry's first unified platform for security, compliance and change management, Industrial Defender solutions enable customers to reduce costs and risks, and enhance operational excellence. Over 350 companies in 21 countries rely on Industrial Defender technology to monitor, manage and protect their operations and processes.
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