In a move to offer cybersecurity solutions to the utility market, energy management multinational Schneider Electric and McAfee, part of Intel, have formed a partnership.

Schneider Electric customers will be able to add whitelisting capabilities – where only tested and approved applications are allowed to run – onto existing SCADA and energy management solutions.

The software aims to strengthen utilities’ operations technology by allowing them to monitor and manage changes to their systems to prevent malicious or accidental modifications as well as execution of unauthorized code and many common malware on their systems.

The two companies claim these capabilities will protect critical systems from zero-day attacks, reduce in-field breakage, and keep systems and devices compliant with security standards through patch cycles.

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