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PAS Launches Industrial Control System Configuration Baselines

New Cyber Integrity Release Eases Configuration Management Effort for More Secure, Production-Centric Endpoints

February 06, 2017

HOUSTON, TX – PAS, Inc. the leading solution provider of ICS cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the energy, power, and process industries, today announced the general availability of its latest Cyber Integrity™ software release. The product now includes industrial control system baselines allowing facilities to monitor more easily the configuration changes that impact security, compliance, governance, and operations. By focusing on the configuration data deemed most critical, Cyber Integrity’s enhanced baseline capabilities significantly reduce the time that engineering and cybersecurity personnel spend investigating and pinpointing configuration changes.

“The problem with managing change for proprietary industrial control systems is that the number of changes and resulting investigations can overwhelm any organization,” says Sid Snitkin, VP and GM of Enterprise Advisory Services at ARC Advisory Group. “Providing baseline capabilities that focus exclusively on security-related data monitoring is essential to operationalizing configuration management within the process control network. Doing so also helps companies better comply with NERC-CIP, NIST 800-82, IEC 62443, and other standards that require configuration management.”

Industrial process control facilities need baselines to secure both production- and IT-centric endpoints.  Spanning Level 0 through 3 of the Purdue Model, the newly released Cyber Integrity 5.5 provides the following baseline capabilities:

  • Intuitive baselines, preconfigured templates, and administration tools to simplify configuration management and expedite deployment,

  • Built-in baseline variance workflows, and

  • Complete audit and recovery functions.

PAS Cyber Integrity hardens security for the most mission-critical assets in a plant, the industrial control systems. Cyber Integrity works across the heterogeneous automation environment, providing enterprise scalability, performance, and platform independence. At the same time, it automates internal and regulatory compliance reporting while reducing associated efforts by up to 90 percent.

“Configuration management is an established IT security best practice,” says David Zahn, CMO and GM of the PAS Cybersecurity Business Unit. “For the proprietary industrial control systems that comprise 80 percent of the cyber assets in an industrial facility, it is difficult to manage configurations and reduce risk without addressing the sheer volume of change generated. Cyber Integrity now provides enhanced baseline capabilities that give companies the tools they need to focus only on the changes that matter most.”

PAS will showcase the new Cyber Integrity baseline capabilities at the ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida on February 6th to 8th in Booth #28.

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, IPL assurance, alarm management, high performance HMI™, boundary management, and control loop performance optimization. PAS solutions are installed in over 1,100 facilities worldwide in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit Connect with PAS on Twitter @PASGlobal or LinkedIn.

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