,

Rkneal Partners With Tripwire

Rkneal to integrate Tripwire Enterprise into the Verve Security Center to help customers achieve NERC CIP compliance

Rkneal, Inc., a leader in industrial automation and cyber security for the energy and power industries, has officially announced a technology partnership and solution integration with Tripwire, Inc., a leading provider of end point protection and response, security and compliance solutions used by over 9,000 organizations, including more than half of the Fortune 500.

The partnership is part of the Tripwire NERC Alliance Network program. The NERC Alliance Network has been designed to foster collaboration on critical infrastructure compliance and security solutions that help companies efficiently and effectively achieve NERC CIP compliance. The alliance includes solution providers whose offerings meet Tripwire’s high standards for technology.

The integration between Tripwire Enterprise® and the Rkneal Verve Security Center will provide mutual energy customers with automated software solutions to continuously monitor system changes and deploy a defense in depth strategy to protect mission critical assets.

“Many of our customers have been using Tripwire for years, so the decision to integrate Tripwire Enterprise into the Verve Security Center allows us to leverage their current infrastructure,” said Adam Brewer, Director of Business Development. “The fact that both our organizations have been assisting with NERC CIP compliance since the standards emerged was also a huge plus.”

The Verve Security Center is a vendor agnostic security suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change & configuration management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection and backup management technologies into a unified management console. Each layer of Verve was carefully designed to detect, prevent and respond to ICS cyber attacks. At the same time, it automates internal and regulatory compliance reporting.

Tripwire Enterprise is a security configuration management (SCM) suite that provides fully integrated solutions for policy, file integrity and remediation management. Tripwire Enterprise helps IT security, compliance, and IT operations teams rapidly build a strong foundation of security throughout their IT infrastructure by reducing the attack surface, increasing system integrity and delivering continuous compliance. Tripwire Enterprise integrates with a wide range of enterprise applications making it possible for organizations to quickly detect and respond to cyber attacks.

###

About Rkneal

Rkneal is a world-class engineering firm specializing in industrial control systems (ICS), cyber security and technical services. Our extensive ICS background eventually led to the development of our flagship product, the Verve Security Center. Verve is a centralized security suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability scans, intrusion detection and backup management technologies into a unified management console. The plug and play feature of Verve works across the heterogeneous control system environment and supports multiple DCS, PLC and SCADA platforms.

About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading provider of end point protection and response, security and compliance solutions that enable enterprises, service providers and government agencies to confidently detect, prevent and respond to cyber security threats. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business-context and enable security automation through enterprise integration. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class security solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring vulnerability management and log intelligence. Learn more at www.tripwire.com, get security news, trends and insights at http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/ or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.

 

For media inquiries, contact:

Adam Brewer, Director of Business Development
sales@rkneal.com

,

DHS Report, Application Whitelisting And Patching Play A Crucial Role

Application whitelisting and patch management are just two of the technologies integrated into the Verve Security Center

According to a recent United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, application whitelisting and proper patch management mitigate 67 percent of “common exploitable weaknesses in “as-built” control systems.” The December 2015 report, “Seven Strategies to Defend Industrial Control Systems” highlights the rise in cyber attacks targeting U.S. critical infrastructure.

Of the 295 incidents reported to the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) last year, the reports cites 98 percent would have been prevented if system owners would have implemented their recommended strategies. As a result, the report details its top seven strategies to protect industrial control systems (ICS) from today’s modern attacks.

“This is the beauty behind the Verve Security Center,” said Adam Brewer, Director of Business Development. “Verve deploys a true defense in depth strategy. In addition to application whitelisting and patching, Verve consolidates antivirus, change management, security information & event management (SIEM), vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection and backup management technologies into a unified management console.”

Since 2009, Rkneal has deployed the Verve Security Center at multiple power plants and substations.

,

Rkneal New MSSP For AlienVault

Rkneal to integrate AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) platform into the Verve Security Center to help customers achieve NERC CIP compliance

Rkneal, Inc., a leader in industrial automation and cyber security for the energy and power industries, has announced it is now a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) for the AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) platform. Rkneal plans on integrating USM into their flagship product, the Verve Security Center, to help their customers in the power industry achieve NERC CIP compliance.

“More than ever before, our customers in the utilities industry are having to do more with less, so they need products that are easy to implement and maintain,” said Robert Bevis, Director of the Cyber Security Business Unit at Rkneal. “The essential security capabilities of the AlienVault USM platform easily integrate into Verve and provide another layer of threat detection as well as address our overall goal of streamlining compliance efforts.”

The Verve Security Center is a vendor agnostic security suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection and backup management technologies into a unified management console. Each layer of Verve was carefully designed to detect, prevent and respond to ICS cyber attacks. At the same time, it automates internal and regulatory compliance reporting.

“Our approach was never to develop our own proprietary technologies,” said Adam Brewer, Director of Business Development. “Instead, we wanted to leverage best of breed products so our security experts could apply over 20 years of ICS experience. Each selected technology has been tuned specifically for control system environments.”

AlienVault’s USM platform provides a reliable, highly flexible and scalable deployment model to help service providers quickly deploy and monitor customer environments with robust asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, behavioral monitoring, threat detection and security intelligence.

“Our technology combined with the ICS expertise of Rkneal provides a fast and cost-effective way for teams with limited security budgets to address their NERC CIP compliance needs,” said Mike LaPeters, VP of North Amercan Channel Sales. “Rkneal can now leverage AlienVault’s proven security and threat intelligence platform to help their customers reduce the time to detect and respond to today’s advanced threats.”

###

About Rkneal

Rkneal is a world-class engineering firm specializing in industrial control systems (ICS), cyber security and technical services. Our extensive ICS background eventually led to the development of our flagship product, the Verve Security Center. Verve is a centralized security suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability scans, intrusion detection and backup management technologies into a unified management console. The plug and play feature of Verve works across the heterogeneous control system environment and supports multiple DCS, PLC and SCADA platforms.

About AlienVault

AlienVault’s mission is to enable organizations with limited resources to accelerate and simplify their ability to detect and respond to the growing landscape of cyber threats. Our Unified Security Management (USM) platform provides all of the essential security controls required for complete security visibility, and is designed to enable any IT or security practitioner to benefit from results on day one. Powered by threat intelligence from AlienVault Labs and the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange—the world’s largest crowd-sourced threat data network — AlienVault USM delivers a unified, simple and affordable solution for threat detection, incident response and compliance management. AlienVault is a privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by Trident Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, GGV Capital, Intel Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, Adara Venture Partners, Top Tier Capital and Correlation Ventures.

 

For media inquiries, contact:

Adam Brewer, Director of Business Development
sales@rkneal.com