Schneider Electric Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities with Certification of Industrial Defender

Schneider Electric enhances control system security, compliance and change management for OASyS DNA 7.5 platform and Oil & Gas application suite.

ROCKVILLE, Md.--()--Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, announced today that it has tested and certified Industrial Defender’s Automation Systems Manager™ (ASM) for use on its OASyS DNA 7.5 SCADA systems and Oil & Gas application suite, expanding cybersecurity capabilities within Schneider Electric’s key critical infrastructure solutions. Headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., Industrial Defender is the leading provider of security, compliance and change management for industrial control systems. Since 2012, Schneider Electric has worked in partnership with Industrial Defender as part of an ongoing effort to enable customers to safely and securely manage critical infrastructure.

Industrial Defender’s ASM solutions feature a suite of applications including asset management, event monitoring, configuration management, policy management, and comprehensive reporting capabilities. Deployment of Industrial Defender’s ASM on OASyS systems lowers the risk of unplanned outages, improves operational efficiency, automates compliance reporting, and reduces cybersecurity risk.

According to Travis Richardson, Senior Vice President Strategy, Global Solutions, Schneider Electric, “Combining Industrial Defender’s ASM solution with our industry-leading technologies provides our customers in the infrastructure sectors real-time data with enhanced cybersecurity, compliance and change management capabilities. Our customers will now 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.”

“As a result of our strategic partnership with Schneider Electric, Industrial Defender is proud to share the news that after comprehensive testing, Schneider Electric has certified Industrial Defender on its OASyS DNA systems,” said Brian M. Ahern, CEO of Industrial Defender. “As leaders in Oil & Gas, Electric, Water and Transportation sectors, the combined expertise and technology innovations from both Schneider Electric and Industrial Defender provide customers a new method to more effectively and efficiently manage change and compliance within their OASyS DNA 7.5 operations, while enhancing their cybersecurity posture. With the completion of certification, Schneider Electric customers can be confident that they can gain the benefits of Industrial Defender technology and continue to meet their system integrity, reliability, and performance needs backed by the full support of Schneider Electric.”

The ASM solution is available through a strategic partnership between Schneider Electric and Industrial Defender. The platform is compatible across multiple vendor systems, including legacy systems, providing a flexible, adaptable tool to meet operational needs. Schneider Electric’s highly-secure data and distribution management solutions will be certified and fully integrated with Industrial Defender’s offering.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion Euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy. www.schneider-electric.com

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 more than 400 customers in 25 countries 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 while enhancing operational excellence.

Contacts

Industrial Defender
Kim Legelis, 508-718-6700
klegelis@industrialdefender.com
or
Schneider Electric
Tunheim
Lauren Manix, 952-851-7239
lmanix@tunheim.com

Contacts

Industrial Defender
Kim Legelis, 508-718-6700
klegelis@industrialdefender.com
or
Schneider Electric
Tunheim
Lauren Manix, 952-851-7239
lmanix@tunheim.com