HOUSTON, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PAS Global LLC, the leading solution provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity, process safety, and asset reliability in the energy, power, and process industries, was named the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Customer Value Award winner for its ICS cybersecurity software, Cyber Integrity™. Through customer interviews and competitive product evaluations, Cyber Integrity secured this prestigious annual award. Frost & Sullivan is a global analyst and consulting firm with coverage in the industrial control, Internet of Things (IoT), and cybersecurity sectors.
"In industrial facilities, you typically find an array of proprietary ICS that are difficult to inventory, which subsequently makes monitoring for change and vulnerabilities a security challenge," says Vikrant Gandhi, Industry Director at Frost & Sullivan. "As these systems have direct authority over process safety and production, there is unaddressed cybersecurity risk within a facility environment. PAS has architected its software to cover these systems, and its customers have testified to PAS' effectiveness in reducing security risk."
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 foundational ICS cybersecurity, 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. Cyber Integrity enables industrial companies to:
- Gather and maintain a complete, accurate inventory of traditional IT and proprietary OT cyber assets,
- Baseline and monitor for unauthorized change to cyber asset configurations,
- Automate a closed loop vulnerability and patch process throughout the enterprise, 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 hundreds of worldwide customers. PAS' technology solutions are used at over 1,100 industrial facilities including 13 of the top 15 chemical companies, 10 of the top 15 refining companies, and 5 of the top 15 power companies in the world.
"We are proud that Frost & Sullivan has recognized our unique ability to peer into proprietary ICS and secure a class of endpoints that is opaque to cybersecurity personnel today, yet comprises 80 percent of all the cyber assets in an industrial facility," says Eddie Habibi, founder and CEO of PAS Global, LLC. "The fact that PAS customer feedback elevated Cyber Integrity to win this award validates our ability to protect the endpoints that matter most and underscores our position within an industrial process defense in depth strategy."
PAS is a leading provider of software solutions for ICS cybersecurity, process safety, 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 www.pas.com. Connect with PAS on Twitter @PASGlobal or LinkedIn.