Verano and Counterpane form alliance to extend security offering to real-time control

By Control Engineering Staff March 9, 2006

Verano Inc. , a provider of security and SCADA solutions for mission-critical industries, and Counterpane Internet Security, a managed security company, have announced a strategic alliance to deliver a cyber security monitoring service to protect against vulnerabilities in the control environment. According to Verano, by adopting this offering, utilities can effectively comply with recent security standards implemented by NERC CIP.

Recent advancements to Verano’s Industrial Defender, such as enhanced security agents, customizable reporting, and increased scalability, combined with Counterpane’s expertise in data monitoring, is said to enable customers to achieve safe control systems and networks without compromising performance.

—David Greenfield, editorial director, Control Engineering