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Schneider Electric Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities with Certification of Industrial Defender

  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.

Business Wire

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- February 26, 2014

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.

Contact:

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