Mansfield, MA, Nov. 1, 2005 — Verano Inc., a provider of security and SCADA solutions for mission-critical industries, introduced Industrial Defender V2.0, the latest version of its Industrial Defender security appliance suite, initially introduced in June 2003. 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.
Due to the possibility of catastrophic consequences on economic and public safety, the issue of cyber attack is reaching a new height of concern at national, industry and corporate levels. A lapse in SCADA and DCS network security can potentially cause interruption of revenue generation, sweeping blackouts, water resource shortages and interference of major transportation systems. Growing concern for cybersecurity threats, NERC standards and the recently signed energy bill are driving companies responsible for critical infrastructure to implement greater levels of network security at the real-time control level. Verano’s Industrial Defender V2.0 enables customers to prepare for such shifts by providing all the necessary layers of cybersecurity monitoring, protection and reporting in one integrated solution.
Based on two years of extensive customer feedback, requests and market observations, Verano designed Industrial Defender V2.0 based on customer feedback and market observations to protect the control environment against all forms of cyber attack including viruses, worms, Trojans, hackers, application exploits, rogue systems, resource starvation and unauthorized use.
This layered approach consists of security monitoring of multi-vendor control system critical metrics, as well as perimeter protection and network monitoring to detect and prevent internal and external threats. The solution also features FERC/NERC CIP compliance enablement.