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PAS Announces Patch Management Support for ICS Cybersecurity

New Cyber Integrity™ Release Enables Greater Security Around Control System Assets

November 05, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – November 5, 2015 – PAS Inc., the leading solution provider of process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability for the energy, power, and process industries announces the latest release of their ICS cybersecurity software, Cyber Integrity 5.0. With enhanced support for workflows and security policies, the software now automates a closed-loop patch management process and provides enhanced dashboard capabilities. Cyber Integrity helps companies better mitigate operational risk from malicious attacks or inadvertent control system changes through automated inventory management, patch management, change management, and backup and recovery.

“Patch management for today’s control systems lack critical capabilities required to help industrial organizations meet cybersecurity best practices and regulatory standards,” says Peter Reynolds, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group. “Among other issues, plants often have poor visibility into which assets require patching; lack integrated processes that drive testing, implementation, or mitigation; and cannot easily access auditable evidence of a patch management process. ARC supports the development of solutions such as PAS Cyber Integrity that are designed to address these types of patch management issues in mission-critical industrial environments.”

PAS Cyber Integrity hardens security for the most vulnerable assets in a plant – the industrial control systems. At the same time, it automates internal and regulatory compliance reporting while reducing associated efforts by up to 90 percent. Cyber Integrity works across the heterogeneous control environment found in plants providing enterprise scalability and performance. Cyber Integrity enables industrial companies to:

  • Gather and maintain an accurate inventory of IT and OT cyber assets,
  • Automate patch processes throughout the enterprise,
  • Monitor for unauthorized change to cyber asset configurations, and
  • Implement a program for system backup and recovery.

Cyber Integrity is a proven solution built upon the PAS Integrity platform, which today manages configurations for over 21,000 automation assets across more than 520 customers throughout the world. The latest release of Cyber Integrity also includes an entirely new dashboard that makes it easier for end users to process actionable information, as well as for management to quickly understand the state of ICS cybersecurity.

“The great contradiction within ICS cybersecurity is that the assets most valuable to plant operations and safety are often the most vulnerable,” says David Zahn, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager of the Cybersecurity Business Unit at PAS. “Inventory management and change management are essential components of a cybersecurity strategy that address this contradiction. By offering patch management within Cyber Integrity, we now provide cybersecurity and operations professionals the ability to identify, address, and audit a process that had traditionally fallen short. Along with our new dashboard, workflow, and policy capabilities, companies have everything they need to harden ICS cybersecurity and streamline compliance efforts.”

About PAS
PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability to the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. PAS solutions include industrial control system cybersecurity, automation asset management, alarm management, high performance HMI, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization. PAS solutions are installed in more than 1,100 facilities worldwide with more than 41,600 users. For more information, visit Connect with PAS on Twitter @PASGlobal or LinkedIn.