Vancouver, BC, CANADA – March 18, 2009 – Wurldtech Security Technologies, a leading provider of cyber risk and compliance management solutions for industrial automation industries, announced today it has formed a strategic cooperative agreement with Matrikon™, the world’s leading OPC vendor. The scope of the alliance is to incorporate Wurldtech’s Achilles™ Satellite testing platform and certification program into MatrikonOPC’s industry leading OPC solutions to address the evolving cyber risks facing operators of real-time industrial automation systems.
By augmenting their existing reliability and security best practices with Wurldtech’s Achilles™ Satellite testing technology and certification methodologies, MatrikonOPC’s Achilles Certified OPC servers will offer operators a greater level of assurance against unintentional threats, safety failures, and protection against intentional cyber-security events.
“MatrikonOPC is dedicated to providing the most robust security available for our OPC products. Our goal is to protect our customers from cyber risk and minimize the downtime of real-time industrial control systems environments,” said Sean Leonard, VP of MatrikonOPC. “We have been very impressed with Wurldtech’s Achilles technology and the wide-spread adoption of their certification program over the past few years and believe our new Achilles Certified OPC servers will meet the evolving demands of industrial automation and control systems customers.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Wurldtech’s Achilles cyber risk technology will be used to enhance the reliability and security of MatrikonOPC’s OPC servers during the software development lifecycle. Wurldtech will develop test suites and a certification standard for MatrikonOPC’s OPC Tunneller and OPC Server for Triconex. With these test suites, Wurldtech will test the protocols and provide the data required by MatrikonOPC to enhance the security of these products. Once the development work is complete, Wurldtech will certify the products as Achilles Level 1 Certified.
“The world’s largest suppliers of critical control systems now know that they must build security into their products and develop new comprehensive approaches that integrate the right technology, test methodologies and best practices specific to industrial cyber risk management,” said Tyler Williams, CEO and President of Wurldtech Security Technologies, Inc. “We are extremely excited to partner with industry leader MatrikonOPC and look forward to assisting their OPC development teams as they integrate our Achilles technology into their software development lifecycle and adopt the latest security practices, ensuring their customers install the most reliable infrastructure available in the marketplace.”
MatrikonOPC provides software to access device data using the OPC standard. Their promise is to help clients unlock the potential of their data and provide them with vendor neutral training and superior client care. MatrikonOPC builds close relationships with their customers, which allows them to have a true understanding of their business. MatrikonOPC helps them attain operational efficiency from both a technical and business perspective. With offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East, they provide local presence on a global scale. MatrikonOPC is committed to connectivity. Matrikon and MatrikonOPC are trademarks or registered trademarks of Matrikon Inc.
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About Wurldtech™ Security Technologies, Inc.
Wurldtech™ Security Technologies, headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a leading provider of cyber-risk and compliance management solutions for industrial automation industries worldwide. Wurldtech’s Achilles Product Suite, featuring the Achilles Satellite Robustness Testing Platform and Achilles Cyber Security Certification Program for Industrial Control Systems, offers the industry’s most comprehensive approach to proactively identify, mitigate and manage the safety and security of Ethernet-enabled industrial networks and end-point devices. Serving as the trusted security advisor to many of the world’s largest vendors and operators of industrial control systems, Wurldtech is committed to delivering breakthrough products and services that help protect global critical infrastructure and address the security needs of major industrial organizations and government agencies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.wurldtech.com.
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