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Cooper Power Systems Joins Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program

Cooper Power Systems has joined the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program. This program allows technology providers focused on the industrial control systems and SCADA market to collaborate on expanding their technology offerings, providing end customers with comprehensive cyber security solutions.

Cooper Power Systems’ Cybectec solutions, with their security features, offer IED integration and remote access within a secure NERC CIP-compliant framework. By leveraging the Industrial Defender Enabled Partner Program, Cooper Power Systems will have the opportunity to take advantage of Industrial Defender’s NERC CIP compliance solutions.

“This partnership plays an important role in Cooper Power Systems’ NERC CIP compliance program,” said Benoit Masson, product line manager, Cooper Power Systems. “While we are bringing these capabilities to the corporate level, we are taking all the necessary actions to guarantee that our solutions meet and exceed the stringent NERC CIP requirements.”Cooper Power Systems’ solutions will go through a comprehensive technology validation process to be certified as “Industrial Defender Enabled.” This certification will allow monitoring of CPS’ solutions by the Industrial Defender Security Event Management (SEM) console, enhancing the cyber security posture of the SCADA network. Customers who purchase an Industrial Defender SEM console can monitor all Industrial Defender Enabled devices on the SCADA network from a single console device."NERC CIP compliance has emerged as a key factor in shoring up the bulk electric industry’s SCADA and cyber security network systems, but with a large number of legacy systems in place, it’s difficult to become compliant overnight,” said Brian M. Ahern, president and CEO, Industrial Defender. “This is why Industrial Defender is committed to sharing our expertise and technology to enable industry leading partners like Cooper Power Systems to seamlessly achieve their compliance and cyber security objectives. Because the threat landscape is dynamic and will continue to evolve, we need to work together to keep our nation’s critical infrastructure systems compliant and ultimately protected against both emerging and existing cyber security threats.”This program also creates value for Cooper Power Systems and Industry Defender, through integrated technology solutions, co-marketing and demand-generation programs. Partners can leverage Industrial Defender’s unique end-to-end Defense in Depth approach to cyber security, which includes network security professional services, cyber security technology, and managed security services.
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