Invensys picks Wurldtech for security testing

March 30, 2009

VANCOUVER, B.C., Canada – Wurldtech Security Technologies has announced that Invensys Process Systems (IPS) has selected the award-winning Achilles Satellite to enhance internal robustness testing best practices for its Ethernet-enabled safety and critical control solutions.

"Proactive security and robustness testing, which is an important aspect of our product development process, enables us to continuously improve the overall safety and reliability of our Foxboro and Triconex critical control solutions," said Ernie Rakaczky, principal security architect for IPS. "We have come to rely on Wurldtech’s technology and cyber-risk expertise to help us diagnose cyber vulnerabilities and to continually test for new cyber threats during product development."

By integrating Achilles into established product development processes, IPS is reducing business risk for its clients by proactively identifying and remediating vulnerabilities in safety and critical control systems before they are deployed in real-time, high-availability environments.

"By utilizing Achilles technology we are fully confident that our innovative solutions meet the level of safety and reliability our global clients demand and deserve," Rakaczky said.

Developed specifically to address cybersecurity challenges unique to the industrial automation industry, Achilles has claimed the leadership mantle as the trusted solution for diagnosing known and unknown vulnerabilities in SCADA and process control systems and is now the most widely deployed robustness testing platform amongst global operators, systems integrators and vendors who supply and manage critical infrastructures such as the power grid, oil and gas, water and wastewater, telecommunications and transportation.