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Schneider Electric Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities by Partnering with McAfee

  Schneider Electric Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities by Partnering with
  McAfee

Partnership will allow customers to strengthen security and lower costs thanks
to dynamic whitelisting capabilities

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. & RUEIL-MALMAISON, France -- March 18, 2014

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, and McAfee,
part of Intel Security, partner to provide cybersecurity solutions for the
utility and critical infrastructure market. This collaboration will enable
Schneider Electric customers to add tested and certified application
whitelisting capabilities in the management of core offerings of water, oil &
gas, electric networks and transportation infrastructures. This will
strengthen customers’ Operations Technology (OT) security and lower ownership
costs without significantly impacting the performance of critical solutions.
The supported portfolio of products includes leading SCADA and energy
management solutions.

The partnership with McAfee will allow Schneider Electric customers to combine
dynamic whitelisting capabilities and change control technology to ensure that
only trusted applications run on critical infrastructure systems. This
includes being able to monitor and manage changes to mitigate malicious or
accidental system modifications, preventing execution of unauthorized code and
many common malware on their systems. These capabilities protect critical
systems from zero-day attacks, reduce in-field breakage, and keep systems and
devices compliant with security standards through patch cycles.

McAfee Embedded Control, Integrity Control & Application Control solutions
will increase the safety, availability and reliability of critical
infrastructure environments around the world. The combination of both
companies’ capabilities will enable customers to enforce change policy and
provide comprehensive and automated audit capabilities for Industrial Control
System environments.

“The expansion of our security offer to incorporate McAfee whitelisting
capabilities enables Schneider Electric to serve our customers more
effectively using a modern and secure critical infrastructure environment,”
said Cyril Perducat, Senior Vice President Software and Digital Services
Transformation, Global Solutions, Schneider Electric. “This partnership
represents an ongoing commitment by both companies in protecting
mission-critical communications and networking systems.”

“By combining expertise and technology innovations from both Schneider
Electric and McAfee, we will enhance the cybersecurity posture of critical
infrastructure customers by providing dynamic whitelisting and ensuring that
only approved applications will run, preventing unauthorized changes and
access,” said Tom Moore, vice president of worldwide embedded security at
McAfee.

Learn more about our Cybersecurity offer

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 150,000 plus employees achieved
sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help
individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
www.schneider-electric.com

About McAfee
McAfee, part of Intel Security and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corp.
(NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to
safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive
and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile
devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative
approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence
network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe.
http://www.mcafee.com

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Contact:

Schneider Electric
Drew Henry, 952-851-7228
dhenry@tunheim.com
www.schneider-electric.com
or
McAfee
Erica Coleman, 408-346-5624
Erica_Coleman@McAfee.com
www.mcafee.com
 
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