Verve Security Center Unveils Version 8.0 to Enhance Ease of Use, Depth of Insight and Speed to Remediation for ICS Cyber Security

CHICAGOApril 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verve is pleased to announce the latest major release of the Verve Security Center, Version 8.0. Over the past decade, Verve’s engineering team worked closely with our clients and advisors to continuously improve the functionality of the platform. Version 8.0 significantly enhances the ease of use, depth of insight, and speed to remediation of cyber risks. Version 8.0 builds on Verve’s unique approach to integrated OT-IT security.

 

Read more about the latest Verve Security Center enhancements here.

Verve Industrial Enhances Partnership with VMware Carbon Black

CHICAGOMarch 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verve Industrial is proud to announce a strategic partnership to integrate VMware Carbon Black App Control into the Verve Security Center for stronger OT endpoint protection and management.

VMware Carbon Black App Control is an industry-leading application control product, used to lock down servers and critical systems, prevent unwanted changes and enable continuous compliance with regulatory mandates. Integration into the Verve Security Center (VSC) brings cyber awareness data for quick analysis of cyber threats in ICS environments.

 

See the integration in action in this demo video or read more about the VMware Carbon Black / Verve Industrial partnership.

Verve Industrial Protection Named Top Cybersecurity Solution in 2020

CHICAGOFeb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Verve Industrial Protection is thrilled to be recognized as a best-in-class OT cybersecurity solution in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. The Verve Security Center (VSC) received Gold Awards in each category it was nominated: ICS/SCADA, Vulnerability Management, Integrated Risk Management, and Security Management.

cybersecurity excellence gold winner 2020

Read the full press release to understand why the Verve Security Center was recognized as the best cyber security solution for these four categories.

Verve Industrial Protection Announces Partnership with MxD, the US DOD’s Hub for Manufacturing Cyber Security

Verve Industrial Protection announced they have partnered with MxD, the US Department of Defense Hub for Cyber Security in Manufacturing to help accelerate the maturity of cyber security across the manufacturing supply chain.

MxD is the result of a public-private partnership to advance the US position in digital manufacturing. Since 2017, the institute with funding from the DOD has developed an initial roadmap, begun pilots with several small and medium manufacturers, and leveraged its unique manufacturing testbed to further develop manufacturing cyber security.

Read more about the partnership between Verve Industrial and MxD here.

Verve Industrial Protection – Announces Release of Version 7.0 The Next Phase in the Evolution of Operational Technology Systems Management (OTSM)

CHICAGOApril 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Verve Industrial Protection, the global leader in operational technology (OT) cybersecurity, today announced the release of version 7.0 of its flagship product, the Verve Security Center (VSC).  This release is a reflection of growing client demand to:

  1. Integrate IT/OT cyber security, delivering similar IT system security management safely into OT environments.
  2. Reduce operational gaps between vulnerability/threat detection and remediation/response.
  3. Enable risk management and remediation prioritization by understanding an asset’s full risk context such as criticality and compensating controls.
  4. Reduce the time/cost of network segmentation efforts with empirical data on inventory, flows, and endpoint risks.
  5. Simplify and improve OT security by integrating operational data (DCS alarms, asset performance etc.) into a single, aggregated dashboard for ease of use and increased visibility.

Learn more about how VSC version 7.0 changes the OT vulnerability management landscape.

Verve Industrial Protection and Dexcent Inc Announce Strategic Partnership to Deliver Integrated Cybersecurity Solution throughout North America

Collaboration Will Strengthen the Delivery of Verve Security Center Throughout North America.

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA AND PADUCAH, KY, USA — April 25, 2018 — Cybersecurity is a technology-driven, people-enabled program, and increasing and then maintaining the overall security posture of the OT/ICS environment can be challenging. Because of this realization, Verve Industrial Protection and Dexcent Inc are investing in next-generation technology and skilled ICS cybersecurity expertise.

 

 

News Highlights

  • The Verve Security Center (VSC) platform provides an ICS-wide view of the real-time health of the OT/ICS cybersecurity environment including embedded equipment to HMIs and workstations and provides unrivalled situational awareness of the ICS cybersecurity posture. By safely combining comprehensive asset profiles with supporting security information from vulnerability scanning to patch, backup and change management, the VSC platform provides unparalleled visibility, management and measurement of OT/ICS security programs.
  • The VSC platform used at regulated and non-regulated companies has proven to be easily scalable, flexible and to provide a significant improvement in security and situational awareness. Using VSC, customers have been able to realize significant gains in their security posture by making wholesale improvements across the board from asset detection through to responding, reporting and taking corrective action.
  • Under the terms of the partnership, Dexcent can offer the Verve Security Center (VSC) platform to its customers to improve performance, security and manageability across their OT/ICS environment. The VSC platform, when combined with Dexcent’s team of cybersecurity and industrial infrastructure professionals, enhances our capabilities to provide customers with an offering to – Manage Every Experience That Matters. This includes field engineering support and maintenance, remote OT network management, remote OT server management, security compliance management, and vendor support.
  • Under the terms of the partnership, Verve grows its trusted team of ICS cybersecurity experts to provide customers with expertise locally available in Canada. Verve will continue to bring their significant experience in Designing for Defence for OT security programs and in Managed Asset Protection services for post-implementation support and maintenance of security programs.
  • In making this announcement, Verve and Dexcent are building on the best-in-class cybersecurity services that they have jointly delivered to their respective customers since 2017. Combined, they form a team of ~100 professionals to be an extension of your ICS operations.
  • The partnership will enable both companies to strengthen their respective ability to provide customers with unmatched skills, performance, and flexibility while reducing the overall total cost of ownership.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements relating to future plans, objectives, products, services and technologies and the expected demand for Verve or Dexcent products and services. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause Verve’s and Dexcent’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that could cause Verve’s or Dexcent’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and prices for Verve and Dexcent products and services, and other factors. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to as of the date hereof, and neither Verve nor Dexcent assumes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any future product, service, feature or related specification that may be referenced in this release is for information purposes only and is not a commitment to deliver any technology or enhancement. Each of Verve and Dexcent reserve the right to modify future product plans at any time.

About Dexcent
We provide a range of highly specialized engineering consulting services and solutions aimed specifically at optimizing industrial plant operations and business performance. Dexcent does this using in-depth knowledge and expertise in industrial analytics & information, cybersecurity & infrastructure, and process control systems.

Our solutions have a simple premise; each is engineered to:

  • empowerstakeholders within the organization with relevant and timely knowledge and information for improved decision-making;
  • enableour customers to achieve operational excellence;
  • protectand secure critical engineering and OT infrastructure; and
  • enhancethe capabilities of industrial systems.

The strength of our company is in our ability to leverage technology and assemble a strong team from within Dexcent, the customer, and other specialized service providers and partners to provide a solution that meets and exceeds your requirements.

About Verve Industrial Protection
Verve is the leading provider of cybersecurity for industrial control systems.  The company’s proprietary Verve Security Center integrates end point detection & response with robust network analysis to provide comprehensive cybersecurity orchestration.  Verve Security Center helps clients achieve rapid maturity increases against NIST, CSC20, NERC CIP, ISA99, ISO27001, and other industrial cybersecurity standards.

The company’s software is backed by 25+ years of industrial controls engineering experience to ensure ongoing low-cost maintenance & remediation support.

 

Verve Industrial Protection announces appointment of experienced NERC CIP auditor and ICS program expert Boyd Nation, as Director of Compliance Services

Chicago – Feb 24, 2018 – Verve Industrial Protection, the global leader in industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Boyd Nation as Director of Compliance Services.  He will be responsible for leading our compliance services in support of the Verve suite of solutions.

A 20+-year utility security and compliance veteran who has provided high-level compliance services and program leadership to major power companies like,Southern Company, Ameren, and Exelon along with a large number of smaller but important pieces of the Bulk Electric System, Nation has built several ICS security and compliance programs, turning siloed security tools and practices into a sustainable compliance program and significantly reducing risk.

“We are thrilled to have Boyd assume this role.  His depth of expertise in the ICS cybersecurity industry especially around compliance is a significant addition to our team.  We are committed to bringing our unique industrial control systems cybersecurity platform based solution to the global market. Boyd is the perfect person to lead this,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

Verve industrial Protection’s flagship product, the Verve Security Center, soon to release its fourth version, is a comprehensive platform to manage all critical elements of cybersecurity within the ICS environment. Its unique cross-vendor solution allows operation technology (OT) leaders to significantly reduce the costs and complexity of managing cyber defense across the enterprise from a single console.

“Verve Industrial is extremely well positioned to help industrial customers reduce complexity, capture investment and position themselves for highly accurate visibility and action into their security and compliance programs”, said Mr. Nation. “I am very excited to engage with our customers and channel partners that service this space to help bring clarity to an often chaotic topic while organizing and extending our available compliance services.  We will be building a world-class compliance service organization to complement Verve’s traditional strength across our software product line and engineering services expertise”.

About Verve Industrial Protection

Verve Industrial Protection is a world-class engineering firm specializing in ICS systems, cybersecurity and technical services. Verve Industrial Protection reinvented the ICS cybersecurity industry by fusing information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT) through the Verve Security Center.  For more information, please visit Verveindustrial.com, or follow us on LinkedIn.

Verve Industrial Protection announces appointment of experienced Cyber Security executive Jim Crowley, as Vice President Sales & Marketing

Chicago – September 11, 2017 – Verve Industrial Protection the global leader in industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, today announced the appointment of Jim Crowley as Vice President Sales and Marketing.  He will be responsible for revenue generation and new customer acquisition globally.

An information security veteran who previously held senior leadership positions at notable companies including ThreatStack, Imperva and Industrial Defender, Crowley has built several high performing sales operations, turning early stage software and service companies into successful market leaders.

“We are thrilled to have Jim join Verve.  His depth of expertise in the ICS cybersecurity industry is a significant addition to our team.  We are committed to bringing our unique industrial control systems cybersecurity software and services to the global market. Jim is the perfect person to lead this,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

Verve industrial Protection’s flagship product, the Verve Security Center, now in its third version, is a comprehensive platform to manage all critical elements of cybersecurity within the ICS environment. Its unique cross-vendor solution allows operation technology (OT) leaders to significantly reduce the costs and complexity of managing cyber defense across the enterprise from a single console.

“Verve Industrial is extremely well positioned to help industrial customers solve security automation, integration and compliance challenges”, said Mr. Crowley. “I am very excited to engage with our customers and channel partners that service the industrial control ecosystem”.

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About Verve Industrial Protection

Verve Industrial Protection is a world-class engineering firm specializing in ICS systems, cybersecurity and technical services. Verve Industrial Protection reinvented the ICS cybersecurity industry by fusing information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT) through the Verve Security Center.  For more information, please visit Verveindustrial.com, email info@verveindustrial.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

Leading Cyber Security Software Architect, Bill Easton, joins Verve Industrial Protection as Chief Technical Officer

Easton brings distinctive experience in end point protection and management

ST. LOUIS, MO and CHICAGO – July 5, 2017 – Verve Industrial Protection, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Easton as Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Easton will help Verve continue to establish its leadership position as the leading platform for ICS cybersecurity.

Mr. Easton joins Verve Industrial Protection from RES software, a leading provider of end point protection services where he was a leader of BigFix integration.  Mr. Easton is one of the leading innovators in how to integrate different types of end-point protection to simplify the security process for end users.

“We are excited to welcome Bill to our team.  Verve Security Center is the only ICS-focused cyber security solution that provides an integrated platform to simplify end-point and network protection. Bill’s deep expertise in integrating these capabilities will help us extend our differentiation in this arena,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

Mr. Easton will help continue to expand the capabilities of the Verve Security Center. Verve Security Center (VSC) 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.   VSC brings together threat intelligence into a single console so users can quickly and simply understand their security posture and compliance status.

“I am thrilled to join the Verve team.  The complexity of cyber security, especially in the ICS environment, requires that providers find a way to simplify solutions.  The Verve platform is one-of-a-kind.  The ability to bring together the full view of threats into an orchestrated platform is key to ensuring protection. I am excited to help continue to expand Verve’s leadership ,” said Mr. Easton.

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About Verve Industrial Protection:  Verve, formerly known as RKNeal Engineering, has been in the industrial controls engineering business for approximately 25 years. The company’s flagship software product is the Verve Security Center, an orchestration platform for ICS cyber security.  The company also offers industrial controls engineering and managed asset protection services to industrial clients.

 

For more information, please email us at sales@verveindustrial.com, visit us at verveindustrial.com

Leading energy sector executive, Jason Few, joins Verve Industrial Protection as Senior Advisor

Few brings deep perspective on the needs of energy companies relating to cyber security and industrial protection

St. LOUIS, MO and CHICAGO – MAY 16, 2017 – Verve Industrial Protection, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Few as Senior Advisor. Mr. Few will help Verve deepen its presence and product leadership in the energy sector.

Mr. Few is the former CEO of Continuum Energy, one the leading mid-stream natural gas providers in North America.  Prior to Continuum, Mr. Few served as President of Reliant Energy in Houston where he led the company’s retail operations.  He is deeply sensitive to the threats that energy companies face from both intentional and unintentional cyber risks. His expertise will help expand Verve’s capabilities in this critical arena.

“We are excited that Jason chose to join us as Senior Advisor.  His experience will help us continue to develop Verve for the critical needs of the energy sector in protecting their most critical assets.  Verve Security Center is the only ICS-focused cyber security solution that provides an integrated platform to simplify end-point and network protection. Jason’s C-level perspective will help us continue to make our solution as relevant for executives managing this critical area,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

“I am excited to join the Verve team as Senior Advisor.  I have looked at a range of the available cyber security products available for industrial control systems and none of them has the same C-level application and relevance as the Verve Security Center.  It’s ability to orchestrate information and threats across different cyber security tools is critical to ensuring the most important threats are addressed ,” said Mr.Few.

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About Verve Industrial Protection:  Verve, formerly known as RKNeal Engineering, has been in the industrial controls engineering business for approximately 25 years. The company’s flagship software product is the Verve Security Center.   Verve Security Center (VSC) 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.   VSC brings together threat intelligence into a single console so users can quickly and simply understand their security posture and compliance status The company also offers industrial controls engineering and managed asset protection services to industrial clients.

For more information, please email us at sales@rverveindustrial.com, visit us at verveindustrial.com