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Schneider Electric offers cyber update services

Schneider Electric has introduced new cybersecurity protection services designed to help industrial customers manage and secure their connected plants. Cyber update services automatically distribute Schneider Electric’s qualified operating system patches and endpoint protections, reducing the risk of applying improper patches and updates.


November 1, 2016
By SP&T Staff

It also eliminates potentially unsecure sources of data from affecting plant and business operations.

“Not applying the correct industry patches when they are available, or applying the wrong patch, makes our customers’ systems and operations vulnerable to cyber attack,” said Nathalie Marcotte, senior vice-president, process automation services, Schneider Electric. “Our cyber update services provide a secure path for customers to automatically download tested and qualified Windows Operating System patches and anti-virus updates and then quickly apply them to their control and safety systems within a secure environment.”

She continued: “Because these services can mitigate systems risks, they can help our customers improve the safety of their operation while reducing downtime and other business disruptions. We believe it will have a positive impact on their overall business performance.”

The new services, which meet IEC62443 and other leading industry standards, automatically deliver third-party-tested operating system security patches and anti-virus endpoint protection updates via a fully secure, authenticated and encrypted Windows Software Update Server to a customers’ on-site server.

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The services enable customers to quickly and efficiently apply patches and updates across multiple sites on the same secure network, allowing them to manage multiple, disparate systems that are running various O/S software levels and versions.
“Improper cyber maintenance creates the greatest risk of a successful cyber attack,” said Marcotte. “As our customers transform their operations in the age of the IIoT, it is imperative to make managing cybersecurity easier and less time consuming. Our cyber update services future-proof many of our customers’ existing cybersecurity measures, equipping them to better defend themselves against the newest threats and vulnerabilities in an instant.”


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