Rkneal Bridging the Gap: Partners with Tripwire

By CIOReview | Monday, February 1, 2016

St. Louis, MO: In order to provide energy customers with automated software solutions to monitor system changes, and deploy in depth strategy to protect mission-critical assets, Rkneal a world-class engineering firm specializing in industrial control systems (ICS), cybersecurity and technical services has officially announced a technology partnership and solution integration with Tripwire, Inc., a leading provider of endpoint protection and response, security and compliance solutions.

The partnership has been solidified as per Tripwire's NERC Alliance Network program which has been designed to collaboratively bring companies together who offer high-quality energy sector and NERC-focused solutions, services, and technologies. The program seeks to foster collaboration on critical infrastructure compliance and security solutions that will help companies efficiently and effectively achieve NERC CIP compliance. Today, Renewal's portfolio has grown to encompass a wide collection of organizations, products and services and in addition to controls; the firm has specialized in NERC CIP compliance.

Rkneal will be integrating Tripwire Enterprise into the Verve Security Center to help customers achieve NERC CIP compliance. “Many of our customers have been using Tripwire for years, so the decision to integrate Tripwire Enterprise into the Verve Security Center allows us to leverage their current infrastructure,” said Adam Brewer, Director of Business Development, Rkneal. “The fact that both our organizations have been assisting with NERC CIP compliance since the standards emerged was also a huge plus.”

Rkneal’s extensive background in ICS systems led to the development of its flagship product, the Verve Security Center. The Verve Security Center is a vendor agnostic security suite that consolidates antivirus, application white listing, change and configuration management, security information and event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection and backup management technologies into a unified management console.

Tripwire Enterprise is a security configuration management (SCM) suite that provides fully integrated solutions for policy, file integrity and remediation management. Tripwire Enterprise helps IT security, compliance, and IT operations teams rapidly build a strong foundation of security throughout their IT infrastructure by reducing the attack surface, increasing system integrity and delivering continuous compliance. Tripwire Enterprise integrates with a wide range of enterprise applications making it possible for organizations to quickly detect and respond to cyber attacks.

Hopefully, the partnership between the two giants will bring greater benefits to customers in the power industry.