Madrid, Spain and Foxborough, MA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — September 17, 2012 – Telvent GIT, S.A. has entered into a partnership with Industrial Defender to expand its cybersecurity capabilities within Telvent’s key utility and critical infrastructure solutions.
Industrial Defender’s flagship product, Automation Systems Manager (ASM), will leverage the data collected and analyzed by Telvent technologies to provide a single, unified view that allows critical infrastructure sectors to better monitor, manage and protect their control systems. The integration of the two solutions will help to improve the speed of decision making and problem detection, while maximizing uptime and improving maintenance planning.
The partnership will allow customers to improve operational effectiveness. Specifically, operators will have the ability to determine changes to the system, who made them and why. ASM automatically detects new devices connecting to the network, allowing for faster decision making as to whether a change is planned 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 data and distribution management solutions will be certified and fully integrated with Industrial Defender’s offering.
“Through this partnership, our customers will gain a fully customizable solution of operational and cybersecurity capabilities,” said Telvent chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez. “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.”