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[January 16, 2013]

Industrial Defender Ranked As Leader In Smart Grid Security By Independent Market Analyst

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --(Business Wire)--

In a new report announced by independent market analyst firm, Ovum (News - Alert)©, Industrial Defender was rated as a market leader offering the most comprehensive solutions in Smart Grid security. The Company was ranked highly for its innovative technology solutions, deep understanding of the operational and business needs of utilities, and strong customer satisfaction in this market.

According to Ovum, "With high scores for market impact, customer satisfaction, and technology, and a focus on the utility industry, Industrial Defender is rated a leader in smart grid security. The vendor has an impressive array of technology capabilities, particularly in monitoring security and compliance for operational, non-IT components of the grid and in securing legacy SCADA systems. Industrial Defender's customer satisfaction scores demonstrate its appeal to utilities and its success in establishing strong relationships with its customers."

The recognition from Ovum adds to the Company's #1 ranking from Pike Research for its expertise in Smart Grid cyber security in a report published last year. These acknowledgements are a result of Industrial Defender's unique position in the market, with more than a decade of expertise in managing operation systems for industrial control systems. With a strong focus on customer service, the Company continuously offers innovative solutions, including the first-of-its-kind software platform, Automation Systems Manager (ASM (News - Alert)) that enables customers to take a unified approach to security, compliance and change management in their industrial control systems. Also, through its strategic partnerships and strong OEM agreements with companies such as ABB, GE, and Schneider Electric, Industrial Defender has been able to ensure its products' ongoing reliability and compatibility to address utilities' unique operational requirements.

"There is no ignoring the fact that today's operational environments are increasingly complex. Utilities face an escalating threat environment combined with more stringent compliance requirements. At Industrial Defender, we have taken a highly-focused approach to addressing the needs of this market, and as such have been recognized for our leadership in smart grid security," said Brian M. Ahern, President and CEO of Industrial Defender. "Building on our momentum from 2012, we will continue to develop innovative solutions which focus on security, compliance and change management, and which address the challenges faced by our customers, further proving why we have earned our leadership role in this market."

To download a summary of the Ovum report, click here.

About Industrial Defender

Industrial Defender is the global leader in automation system management. For more than a decade, the company has successfully developed and delivered solutions for operators of industrial control systems. With deep domain expertise built in, Industrial Defender products enable customers to ensure the availability and reliability of their key industrial processes. Leveraging the industry's first unified platform for security, compliance and change management, Industrial Defender solutions enable customers to reduce costs and risks, and enhance operational excellence. Over 400 companies in 25 countries rely on Industrial Defender technology to monitor, manage and protect their operations and processes.

For more information, visit Industrial Defender's website, connect on LinkedIn and follow Industrial Defender on Twitter.

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