TELVENT PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER
Partnership will leverage comprehensive, real-time data to unify cyber security, compliance and change management activities
September 12, 2012– Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it has partnered with Industrial Defender to expand its cyber security capabilities within Telvent's key utility solutions. Headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., Industrial Defender is a global leader in security, compliance and change management solutions for industrial control systems (ICS).
According to Telvent Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, "Through this partnership, our customers will gain a fully customizable solution of operational and cyber security capabilities. Customers will be able to rely on the most efficient and comprehensive solution on the market to help address the issues around heterogeneous networks, interconnectivity, field devices and regulations."
Industrial Defender's flagship product, Automation Systems Manager (ASM), will leverage the data collected and analyzed by Telvent's technology to provide a single, unified view that allows utilities and companies in other critical infrastructure sectors to better monitor, manage and protect their control systems. The integration of the two solutions will enable these organizations to accelerate threat detection and analysis, improve decision making, maximize uptime and enhance predictive maintenance planning.
"Industrial Defender is proud to have been selected by Telvent to provide innovative solutions for security, compliance and change management to their customers and prospects," said Brian Ahern, CEO of Industrial Defender. "With ever-increasing threats against critical infrastructure and operational technologies, an increasingly changing regulatory environment, and anticipated exponential growth in intelligent field devices, our combined strengths will give Telvent's customers the advanced technologies and expertise they need to improve their operational effectiveness quickly, safely and securely."
Specifically, operators now will have the ability to accurately identify changes that have been made to the system, who made the changes, and why they were made. ASM automatically detects new devices connecting to the network; allowing for faster decision making as to whether a change is planned and properly authorized, or potentially malicious. Furthermore, ASM generates reports to meet regulatory requirements, such as NERC CIP, eliminating the need for additional staffing resources. The platform is compatible across multiple vendor systems, including legacy systems, providing a flexible, adaptable tool to meet operational needs. Telvent's highly-secure data and distribution management solutions will be certified and fully integrated with Industrial Defender's ASM solution.
The new solution is especially suited for Telvent customers that operate in the infrastructure sectors, such as water, electric, transportation, and oil & gas. The single view of real-time data on the network combined with the enhanced security detection capabilities provides a solution unique to the market and critical for a 21st century enterprise.
Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world's leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors.
About Industrial Defender
Industrial Defender is the global leader in automation system 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 400 companies in 25 countries rely on Industrial Defender technology to monitor, manage and protect their operations and processes.
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