2012-11-06 - Partnership deepens; ABB customers gain added capabilities to thwart cyber risks
Foxborough, MA -
Industrial Defender the leading provider of security, compliance and change management for automation systems announced today that its Automation Systems Manager (ASM) Monitor solution has been tested and verified for use with the ABB 800xA control system. Implementing Industrial Defender compliments ABB 800xA by enabling customers to lower the risk of unplanned outages and reduce both operational costs and complexity.
“As a result of our strategic partnership with ABB, Industrial Defender is proud to share the news that after exhaustive testing, ABB has verified Industrial Defender on ABB 800xA control system.” said Brian Ahern CEO of Industrial Defender. “Customers considering deployment of Industrial Defender solutions, can now do so with the confidence it will not impact system performance and receives the full support of ABB.”
The Industrial Defender ASM solution integrates asset management, event management, configuration change management, policy compliance, endpoint security, and reporting into one powerful solution. ABB customers gain enhanced capabilities with Industrial Defender technologies that reduce their exposures to cyber risk, ease their compliance challenge, and more effectively manage change in their operational technology environments. With a unified view across their heterogeneous operations environment, ABB customers can leverage their existing investments while improving their overall automation systems management.
According to ABB’s Tobias Becker, head of ABB’s Control Technologies business, “Control system security is a critically important issue for our customers; this additional capability enhances 800xA’s strong system security foundation. Industrial Defender’s ASM Monitor solution provides expanded situational awareness with security event monitoring centrally across all plant systems and assets that will give our customers even more security protection for their system.”
Industrial Defender ASM technologies are available to ABB customers through a strategic partnership giving ABB customers confidence that Industrial Defender technologies have been robustly tested and verified for safe and effective use on their ABB technology platforms. Customers interested in learning more can contact their ABB sales person or Industrial Defender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and a laser-focus on industrial control systems, 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 21 countries rely on Industrial Defender technology to monitor, manage and protect their operations and processes.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.
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