Verano acquires SCADA security and integration firm

Mansfield, MA, Jan. 24, 2006 — Verano Inc., a provider of security and SCADA solutions for mission-critical industries, announced it has acquired PlantData Technologies, a SCADA security, IT services and industrial automation firm headquartered in Houston, TX.

Remaining an independent subsidiary of Verano, PlantData Technologies is expected to compliment all aspects of Verano’s business from its security solution, Industrial Defender, to its mission-critical SCADA platform and integration services, offering customers a one-stop-shop for real-time control and security needs.

PlantData works with customers such as ExxonMobil Chemical, National Oilwell Varco, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Seneca Resources Corp. In conducting network security assessments, PlantData gains a first-hand view of the actual issues plant operators encounter. In most cases, their cyber assessment teams can detect weaknesses and identify security threats before they are even known to exist.

Verano recently announced advancements to its Industrial Defender product, incorporating two years of market research and customer feedback. Verano’s Industrial Defender V2.0 features enhanced security agents, customizable reporting and analysis, and increased scalability intended specifically for power transmission and distribution, water distribution and treatment, gas and liquid pipelines, mass transit systems and power generation companies.

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