Industrial Defender Ranked As Leader In Smart Grid Security By Independent Market Analyst

  Industrial Defender Ranked As Leader In Smart Grid Security By Independent
  Market Analyst

 Report Recognizes Company’s Technology Leadership & Customer Satisfaction in
                           Rapidly Changing Market

Business Wire

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- January 16, 2013

In a new report announced by independent market analyst firm, Ovum©,
Industrial Defender was rated as a market leader offering the most
comprehensive solutions in Smart Grid security. The Company was ranked highly
for its innovative technology solutions, deep understanding of the operational
and business needs of utilities, and strong customer satisfaction in this

According to Ovum, “With high scores for market impact, customer satisfaction,
and technology, and a focus on the utility industry, Industrial Defender is
rated a leader in smart grid security. The vendor has an impressive array of
technology capabilities, particularly in monitoring security and compliance
for operational, non-IT components of the grid and in securing legacy SCADA
systems. Industrial Defender's customer satisfaction scores demonstrate its
appeal to utilities and its success in establishing strong relationships with
its customers.”

The recognition from Ovum adds to the Company’s #1 ranking from Pike Research
for its expertise in Smart Grid cyber security in a report published last
year. These acknowledgements are a result of Industrial Defender’s unique
position in the market, with more than a decade of expertise in managing
operation systems for industrial control systems. With a strong focus on
customer service, the Company continuously offers innovative solutions,
including the first-of-its-kind software platform, Automation Systems Manager
(ASM) that enables customers to take a unified approach to security,
compliance and change management in their industrial control systems. Also,
through its strategic partnerships and strong OEM agreements with companies
such as ABB, GE, and Schneider Electric, Industrial Defender has been able to
ensure its products’ ongoing reliability and compatibility to address
utilities' unique operational requirements.

“There is no ignoring the fact that today’s operational environments are
increasingly complex. Utilities face an escalating threat environment combined
with more stringent compliance requirements. At Industrial Defender, we have
taken a highly-focused approach to addressing the needs of this market, and as
suchhave been recognized for our leadership in smart grid security,” said
Brian M.Ahern, President and CEO of Industrial Defender. “Building on our
momentum from 2012, we will continue to develop innovative solutions which
focus on security, compliance and change management, and which address the
challenges faced by our customers, further proving why we have earned our
leadership role in this market.”

To download a summary of the Ovum report, click here.

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 built in, 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 25 countries
rely on Industrial Defender technology to monitor, manage and protect their
operations and processes.

For more information, visit Industrial Defender’s website, connect on LinkedIn
and follow Industrial Defender on Twitter.


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Kim Legelis, 508-718-6700
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