Smart Grid Cyber Security Helps Industrial Defender To Ranked No.1

  • Posted on: 25 January 2012
  • By: chw staff

In a new report announced by Pike Research, Industrial Defender tops the Leaders quadrant for Smart Grid cyber security, scoring highest on both strategy and execution in this rapidly growing market.  The Pike Pulse Report: Smart Grid Cyber Security Threat Management evaluates 15 of the leading cyber security threat management vendors in the smart grid market and rates them on 12 criteria for strategy and execution, including vision, go-to-market strategy, partnerships, product strategy and roadmap, technical innovation, geographic reach, market share, sales and marketing, product performance and features, product portfolio, control system focus, and staying power. Industrial Defender came out on top.

According to Pike Research, "The highest-scoring company in this Pike Pulse report, Industrial Defender, has a detailed suite of industrial control system (ICS)-specific offerings for network security, event management, correlation, and compliance. Unlike most of the companies pioneering this field, Industrial Defender has good political capital with utilities' operations teams. To date, the company has been the strongest innovator in developing solutions that are specific to smart grid cyber security."

"This positive, independent, evaluation from Pike Research validates our commitment to the unique needs of this market. We have pursued a strategic direction that offers specific solutions to address the growing complexity and increasingly hostile threat environment faced by our customers. Industrial Defender is proud to be recognized as the leader," said Brian Ahern, CEO of Industrial Defender, Inc.

Automation Systems Manager (ASM) is a first-of-its-kind software platform that enables customers to take a unified approach to security, compliance and change management in their industrial control systems. ASM integrates asset management, event management, configuration change management, policy compliance, endpoint security, and reporting.