Savant Protection, a privately held vendor of innovative application whitelisting solutions, has recently shipped its Enforcer Version 5.1 solution to the market.
Enforcer 5.1 is application whitelisting solution that can be ideal for Industrial Control System (ICS) market. This solution can work in both remote and disconnected environments, and can cope up with the fast emerging requirements to protect critical infrastructure and industrial installations from zero day and targeted attacks.
Backed by patented application whitelisting technology, Enforcer's easily deployed and cost-effective agent blocks unauthorized actions on control systems and can prevent sophisticated attacks, such as zero-day attacks and advanced persistent threats that are designed to bypass other types of security solutions and proliferate.
"Proliferation of malware is a potentially catastrophic security issue that is of grave concern within critical infrastructure organizations such as power, oil and gas, transportation, and manufacturing," said Sid Snitkin, VP of Enterprise Advisory Services at ARC. "Application whitelisting is increasingly a 'must have' technology within the ICS and critical infrastructure market."
Savant Enforcer uses a distinctive approach and offers a fully functional agent that runs and can be locally or remotely administered over a secure connection addresses fundamental defense-in-depth requirements for the ICS space. In addition, Enforcer's patented "default deny" approach to security stops blocks the unknown zero day malware, advanced persistent threats and proliferation.
"With Savant Enforcer, operators of industrial control systems and critical infrastructures can immediately and cost-effectively improve their security profile while maintaining availability," said Pete Jenney, CTO of Resilient Machines, Inc. "Purpose built whitelisting systems such as Savant Enforcer, solve the problems of deployment in an 'always on' environment. In addition Savant Enforcer makes it impossible for malware to proliferate, moving from one machine to execute on another. Our tests within ICS CERT live fire war games proved Savant Enforcer's ability to stop targeted zero day attacks and prevent proliferation."
Savant officials said that they worked in conjunction with leading industrial systems providers and industry experts to bring the new version to the market.