Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced that it has partnered with Industrial Defender to expand its cybersecurity capabilities within Telvent's key utility and critical infrastructure solutions. Headquartered in Foxborough, Mass., Industrial Defender is a global leader in security, compliance and change management solutions for industrial control systems (ICS).
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.
Telvent's partnership with Industrial Defender allows customers to improve operational effectiveness. Specifically, operators now 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 highly-secure data and distribution management solutions will be certified and fully integrated with Industrial Defender's offering.
According to Telvent Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, "Through this partnership, our customers will gain a fully customizable solution of operational and cybersecurity 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."
The new solution is especially suited for Telvent customers that operate in the infrastructure sectors, such as water, electric, transportation, and oil & gas. Real-time data combined with enhanced security detection capabilities, provides a unique solution critical for a 21st century enterprise.