|[March 18, 2014]
Schneider Electric Expands Cybersecurity Capabilities by Partnering with McAfee
SANTA CLARA, Calif. & RUEIL-MALMAISON, France --(Business Wire)--
Schneider Electric (News - Alert), the global specialist in energy management, and
McAfee, part of Intel Security, partner to provide cybersecurity
solutions for the utility and critical infrastructure market. This
collaboration will enable Schneider Electric customers to add tested and
certified application whitelisting capabilities in the management of
core offerings of water, oil & gas, electric networks and transportation
infrastructures. This will strengthen customers' Operations Technology
(OT) security and lower ownership costs without significantly impacting
the performance of critical solutions. The supported portfolio of
products includes leading SCADA and energy management solutions.
The partnership with McAfee (News - Alert) will allow Schneider Electric customers to
combine dynamic whitelisting capabilities and change control technology
to ensure that only trusted applications run on critical infrastructure
systems. This includes being able to monitor and manage changes to
mitigate malicious or accidental system modifications, preventing
execution of unauthorized code and many common malware on their systems.
These capabilities protect critical systems from zero-day attacks,
reduce in-field breakage, and keep systems and devices compliant with
security standards through patch cycles.
McAfee Embedded Control, Integrity Control & Application Control
solutions will increase the safety, availability and reliability of
critical infrastructure environments around the world. The combination
of both companies' capabilities will enable customers to enforce change
policy and provide comprehensive and automated audit capabilities for
Industrial Control System environments.
"The expansion of ou security offer to incorporate McAfee whitelisting
capabilities enables Schneider Electric to serve our customers more
effectively using a modern and secure critical infrastructure
environment," said Cyril Perducat, Senior Vice President Software and
Digital Services Transformation, Global Solutions, Schneider Electric.
"This partnership represents an ongoing commitment by both companies in
protecting mission-critical communications and networking systems."
"By combining expertise and technology innovations from both Schneider
Electric and McAfee, we will enhance the cybersecurity posture of
critical infrastructure customers by providing dynamic whitelisting and
ensuring that only approved applications will run, preventing
unauthorized changes and access," said Tom Moore, vice president of
worldwide embedded security at McAfee.
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About Schneider Electric
global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100
countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across
multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities &
Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential
Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making
energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's
150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013,
through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make
the most of their energy.
McAfee, part of
Intel (News - Alert) Security and a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corp.
(NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector, and home users to
safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers
proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems,
networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security
Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security,
and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly
focused on keeping its customers safe.
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