SignaCert Announces Extended Coverage for NERC CIP Version 5
AUSTIN, TX — January 27, 2014 — SignaCert, the company that is revolutionizing IT operations and security with the “Power of Being Correct”™, announced today extended coverage for the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (“NERC”) Critical Infrastructure Protection (“CIP”) Reliability Standards, referred to as the “CIP Version 5 Reliability Standards”.
Because of the noise and accuracy issues of traditional compliance and file integrity monitoring (FIM) solutions, organizations have been put at greater risk and forced to demonstrate annual compliance via costly and infrequent manual audits. SignaCert Integrity, the only compliance and integrity monitoring solution that includes a database of more than four billion signatures of validated applications and files, rapidly identifies unauthorized changes that need immediate action by filtering out all systems that are correctly configured.
SignaCert Integrity verifies that systems are compliant with NERC standards, alerts when unauthorized changes are made to monitored systems, and generates reports that demonstrate historical NERC compliance. Integrity addresses CIP-005, CIP-007 and CIP-010.
“The SignaCert team has been passionately protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure for decades, ” said Toney Jennings, chief executive officer for SignaCert. “We are excited to have SignaCert Integrity’s correctness verification advantages extended to help utilities exceed NERC requirements, dramatically improve their overall security posture and improve profitability.”
IT complexity, scale, and rate of change make it extremely difficult to understand the true state of IT infrastructure at any point in time. Powered by patented technology such as the Global Trust Repository (GTR), a file and application whitelist database of unprecedented breadth and depth, SignaCert Integrity continuously compares IT elements against authenticated applications, gold images, and trusted standards. This ongoing appraisal allows for early surgical identification of issues that threaten infrastructure integrity (availability, security, compliance) and reduces the amount of unplanned work typically caused by delayed problem discovery.