UTC Telecom and Technology Conference, CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Black & Veatch has published an evaluation of the Radiflow Intrusion Detection System, iSID in the context of an actual customer field pilot deployment. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) based in Anadarko, OK conducted a proof-of-concept deployment of the Radiflow IDS and Secure Gateway solutions with the goal of achieving NERC-CIP v6 "Low Impact Assets" compliance. The pilot deployment involved three substations and was evaluated by leading engineering consulting company Black & Veatch.
During the pilot period, iSID auto-learning capability was used to create visualization models of the deployment for the three substations. Those models serve both as a network visibility tool for operators and also as the baseline model for defining the firewall rules and for detecting abnormal network behavior in the OT (operational technology) network.
Upon concluding the pilot installation and collecting users' feedback, Black & Veatch reported that Radiflow's iSID provided "a much needed set of foundational features that effectively capture and display cybersecurity telemetry which our utility customers may find compelling." The report further concluded that iSID is able to "help customers increase their overall field network cybersecurity posture while bringing additional strong information collection capabilities to operations functions." Overall, the iSID received positive reviews in all of the essential criteria set for the test, in both field and lab evaluations.
"We are thrilled by the opportunity to work with WFEC on the upcoming challenge of protecting the low-impact assets. We are also very satisfied to see that the Black & Veatch evaluation report validates the effectiveness of Radiflow's technology and workflow," said Ilan Barda, CEO of Radiflow. "The first, essential step in protecting an OT network is creating a complete network visibility model of all devices, ports and traffic, which is then used to fend off all known threats. I'm glad to see more utilities and consultants in the industry adapting our vision."
"Black & Veatch's vendor independence means that Radiflow's iSID solution received a thorough and unbiased evaluation. Those findings will help Radiflow continue to help better secure critical infrastructure." said Mike Prescher, cybersecurity architect for Black & Veatch's Telecom business. "Radiflow's selection of Black & Veatch to provide field and lab product evaluation of their iSID solution validates our unique and deep knowledge of industrial and utility networks."
Ilan added that "in this early stage of the OT Security market it's a great value to get insights from a leading consultant such as Black & Veatch to validate our solution and further guide our development."
Radiflow is a leading provider of cyber security solutions for Industrial Control Systems (ICS). Radiflow's solution empowers operators of Industrial IoT automation systems to maintain visibility and control of their operational networks in a secure way. Radiflow's line of security solutions were designed especially for ICS systems, overcoming the shortcomings of traditional IT applications in industrial ICS settings.
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