IPS to use Achilles to test Foxboro and Triconex systems

  • March 10, 2009
  • Schneider Electric
  • News
March 10, 2009 – Wurldtech Security Technologies announced that Invensys Process Systems (IPS) selected the Achilles Satellite to enhance internal robustness testing best practices for their Ethernet-enabled safety and critical control solutions, demonstrating commitment to providing clients with secure and reliable control technology."Proactive security and robustness testing, which is an important aspect of our product development process, enables us to continuously improve the overall safety and reliability of our Foxboro and Triconex critical control solutions," said Ernie Rakaczky, Principal Security Architect for IPS. "We have come to rely on Wurldtech’s technology and cyber-risk expertise to help us diagnose cyber vulnerabilities and to continually test for new cyber threats during product development."IPS solutions help minimize downtime and improve the overall security, availability and integrity of global critical infrastructure. By integrating Achilles into established product development processes, IPS is reducing business risk for their clients by proactively identifying and remediating vulnerabilities in safety and critical control systems before they are deployed in real-time, high-availability environments."By utilizing Achilles technology, which is globally recognized as the leading robustness testing platform in the market, we are fully confident that our innovative solutions meet the level of safety and reliability our global clients demand and deserve," Rakaczky said.Developed specifically to address cyber security challenges unique to the industrial automation industry, Achilles has claimed the leadership mantle as the trusted solution for diagnosing known and unknown vulnerabilities in SCADA and process control systems and is now the most widely deployed robustness testing platform amongst global operators, systems integrators and vendors who supply and manage critical infrastructures such as the power grid, oil and gas, water and wastewater, telecommunications and transportation.About IPS (Invensys Process Systems)Invensys Process Systems (IPS), headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a global technology, software and consulting firm leading significant change in process manufacturing, plant optimization, business operations and enterprise performance. IPS clients are some of the world’s most important industrial organizations — companies that operate large oil refineries; plants that process chemicals, gas, LNG, power, pharmaceuticals and minerals; and pulp and paper mills. IPS solutions, used at more than 50,000 locations around the globe, include field devices and controls from Foxboro and Triconex, advanced applications from SimSci-Esscor, operations management from Avantis, and the world’s first truly open enterprise control system, InFusion.About Wurldtech Security Technologies, Inc.Wurldtech Security Technologies, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading provider of cyber-risk and compliance management solutions for industrial automation industries worldwide. Learn More

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