SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
McAfee and SUBNET Solutions Inc. (SUBNET) today announced that they have joined
together to offer the industry`s first unified substation security solution to
address the growing cyber security needs for electric utility substation
integration and automation systems. Using a combined solution of the Unified
Grid Intelligence products from SUBNET and the Security Connected for Critical
Infrastructure framework products from McAfee, a utility operator can now
implement an advanced substation integration and automation system that also
protects against cyber threats for meeting regulatory requirements such as NERC
The combined solution includes the SUBNET SubSTATION Server and SUBNET
PowerSYSTEM Center with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager, Intrusion Prevention
Systems, McAfee Deep Command and McAfee Application Control.
SUBNET SubSTATION Server provides utilities with a true multi-vendor substation
gateway solution that is able to interface with all major substation vendors`
intelligent electronic devices (IEDs). Integrating McAfee Application Control
and Network Intrusion Prevention with SubSTATION Server creates a comprehensive
unified solution that can integrate, automate and secure almost any utilities`
IED-based substations without requiring costly upgrades or replacement of
existing substation IEDs. McAfee Network Intrusion Prevention also provides
advanced threat prevention designed specifically for substation systems
The SUBNET PowerSYSTEM Center security solution for centralized IED Access
Control and IED Password Management, required for NERC CIP compliance, becomes a
comprehensive power system security solution with the combination of McAfee
Enterprise Security solutions. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager provides deep
security visibility for stronger attack detection and incident response,
including threats specific to substation integration and automation systems.
Using McAfee Deep Command and McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator software, an asset
owner can power on a substation computer to remotely update it out of band,
provide patches and security updates.
"Cyber security attacks on industrial automations are real and increasing.
According to, In the Dark, Center for Strategic and International Studies
(CSIS), February 2011 study, funded by McAfee, 85% of critical infrastructure
companies have experienced an intrusion," said David Hatchell, Director of
Industrial Control Systems and Energy at McAfee. "To protect the complexity and
diversity of electrical power delivery systems, a strong partnership is
necessary between the equipment manufacturer and the security vendor to increase
security while ensuring the safety and reliability of the systems.We are pleased
to be working with SUBNET to bring an advanced security solution to the
substation automation industry."
This offering is available from SUBNET on its SubSTATION Server Platform. More
information is available at the SUBNET booth #2325 at DistribuTECH.
SUBNET Solutions Inc. is an industry leading software solutions provider for
electrical utilities. SUBNET focuses on Making Power Grids More Intelligent.
Founded in 1992, SUBNET provides intelligent solutions that securely connect any
substation device over any communication network to any business intelligence
system. Over 200 utilities worldwide rely on SUBNET software to safely manage
and monitor thousands of substations. Visit http://www.SUBNET.com for more
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers
businesses, the public sector, and home users to safely experience the benefits
of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions
and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With
its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced
security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly
focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
Note: McAfee is a trademark or registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. in the
United States and other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the
property of others.
Jonelle Hester, 408-346-3855
Melinda Jenkins, 650-219-1823
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