Rkneal Announces Strategic Investment By Connected Sensor Solutions

Partnership to Accelerate Growth Initiatives Across Industrial Control System and Cyber Security Business

Rkneal, Inc., a leader in industrial control systems (ICS) and cyber security and Connected Sensor Solutions LLC, a strategic investment and consulting firm advancing the next generation of industrial intelligence, today announced that Connected Sensor Solutions has made a strategic investment in Rkneal.

As part of the investment, Rkneal will continue to provide best-of-breed security solutions through their flagship product, the Verve Security Center, and continue to be a customer-driven engineering firm focusing on ICS and design. Over the past five years, Rkneal has experienced tremendous growth in the cyber security industry, due in large part to their primary focus on ICS in critical infrastructure sectors.

The Verve Security Center is currently being used by a number of Fortune 500 companies at an enterprise level to protect their ICS systems and provide NERC CIP automation. This effort will continue to accelerate as ICS security becomes an even larger priority for global companies.

“We believe that Rkneal is a highly attractive long-term investment opportunity,” said John Livingston, CEO at Connected Sensor Solutions. “They bring over 20 years of control system experience to the cyber security space. This allows them to address the unique differences between traditional IT environments and ICS environments. Furthermore, we firmly believe that Verve’s capability to support multiple ICS platforms, use of best-of-breed products, and innovation to make the security and regulatory processes simpler, and more user-friendly, is critical to deliver the security we all require.”

“Our focus has always been on customer service and regardless of our internal growth initiatives, customer service will always remain our number one priority,” said Robert Bevis, Director of the Cyber Security Business Unit at Rkneal. “We have an exciting future, and we look forward to making Rkneal the most recognizable name in ICS protection. Very few firms have the ability to be subject matter experts in both control systems and provide effective security solutions. It is usually one or the other, and most approach security from an IT perspective.”

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, backup management, compliance, workflow and document management into a unified solution. As new technology is released, Verve can easily integrate these new capabilities into our core product without rewriting underlying applications. This ultimately ensures that our customers have the latest security technologies.


About Rkneal

Rkneal is a world-class engineering firm specializing in industrial control systems (ICS), cyber security, and technical services. Our extensive ICS background led to the creation of the Verve Security Center – that works across the heterogeneous control system environment and supports multiple DCS, PLC and SCADA platforms in a single solution. The Verve Security Center has been protecting Fortune 500 companies for the past ten years. For more information, please email us at sales@rkneal.com, visit us at  rkneal.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.

Rkneal was represented by Adviseco, LLC, Scarsdale, New York. Contact: advisecoghc@gmail.com or (917) 543-6251.

About Connected Sensor Solutions

Connected Sensor Solutions is focused on investing and supporting companies innovating the next generation of industrial technologies.  The firm brings capital and capabilities to help accelerate the growth of promising technology companies.