Strategic offering with McAfee solutions enhances control system protection
AUSTIN, TEXAS â€“ Emerson Process Management has joined forces with Intel® Security, part of Intel, to enhance and strengthen its integrated cybersecurity solution to better secure the DeltaVâ„˘ distributed control system (DCS). This increased layer of cyber protection is designed to help safeguard critical assets and data.
This strategic relationship reinforces Emerson's commitment to protecting infrastructure throughout the plant lifecycle and addresses the market demand for consistent, proven industrial cybersecurity.
The DeltaV DCS has long incorporated built-for-purpose control system firewalls and network switches that provide easy-to-configure security and protection features to help system networks remain available, reliable, and more secure.
"Through our global network of experts, we follow 'defense in depth' layered security practices designed to both comply with emerging cybersecurity standards and combat new, emerging, and complex threats," said Sean Sims, vice president of Emerson's Lifecycle Services. "Taking the next step to expand our offerings and deliver enhanced control system protection means our customers experience increased protection without sacrificing availability."
The new solutions provide efficient compliance measures and instant intelligence for changing threat environments, along with the power of real-time visibility and centralized management through a single platform.
"Through our partnership, we are able to provide a portfolio of technologies designed to address the increasing cybersecurity threat landscape to industrial control systems," said Tom Moore, vice president, Embedded Sales at Intel Security. "By combining our industry expertise, Emerson is able to serve their customers more efficiently, increasing their security posture and availability."
Emerson is certifying supported releases of the DeltaV DCS and AMS Suite asset management to offer Intel® Security's Anti-Virus, Network Monitoring, and Application Whitelisting solutions. Additionally, Emerson will offer Intel Security's Security Information Event Management (SIEM) solution to perform monitoring and the McAfee® ePolicy® Orchestrator for streamlined and centralized security management. This enhanced portfolio of cybersecurity solutions hardens endpoints, improves security visibility, as well as availability and reliability of the control systems.
This collaboration was enabled by LOGIIC- an industry consortium of oil and gas companies who brought together leading control system manufacturers and security vendors to increase host security while not compromising system availability.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, water and wastewater treatment, mining and metals, food and beverage, life sciences and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include Bettisâ„˘, DeltaVâ„˘, Fisherâ„˘, Micro Motionâ„˘, Ovationâ„˘ and Rosemountâ„˘.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit Emerson.com.
About Intel Security
McAfee Labs is now part of Intel Security. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security is combining the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. The mission of Intel Security is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. www.intelsecurity.com.
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The LOGIIC program is an ongoing collaboration of oil and natural gas companies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. LOGIIC undertakes collaborative research and development projects to improve the level of cybersecurity in critical systems of interest to the oil and natural gas sector. The objective is to promote the interests of the sector while maintaining impartiality, the independence of the participants, and vendor neutrality. A detailed report of the project referenced for application whitelisting can be found at http://www.automationfederation.org/filestore/af/logiic/LOGIIC%20Project%203%20AWL%20Report.pdf
Jocelyn Sexton, Emerson Process Management
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