The integrated solution combines robust NERC CIP workflows from WizNucleus with industry-leading Cyber Asset data collection from Tripwire
New York, NY March 28th, 2016. Today, Tripwire and WizNucleus announced a technology partnership that combines real-time security operations with compliance for critical infrastructure protection. As part of the Tripwire NERC Alliance Network, WizNucleus Cyberwiz-Pro (CWP) adds configuration and change management through centralized evidence collection from Tripwire’s NERC Solution Suite. This powerful combination gives mutual customers an integrated approach to security and NERC CIP compliance.
With the Tripwire NERC Solution Suite, customers can automatically gather asset information such as configurations, open ports and services, software inventory, user accounts and patch inventory. Tripwire also detects configuration changes to any of the assets it monitors.
WizNucleus CWP automatically imports configuration data from Tripwire into its relational database to establish a NERC CIP baseline of record. Customers can also add additional devices to the baseline that may not have Tripwire installed. Customers can then use the full NERC CIP workflow engine in CWP to enforce change management policies and create an audit trail. These change management capabilities include: initiating a change ticket, approvals, escalations, notifications, implementation, verification, and an automated baseline update.
“There is definitely a need in the electric power industry for tools like WizNucleus CWP as the NERC CIP standards for the industry have become more complex, encompassing more devices than ever before,” according to Bill Addington, CEO of Intellibind Technologies, “Integrating with the Tripwire NERC Solution Suite automates more of the compliance and security process, making it easier for utilities to manage and report on cyber device status at a near real time level. This capability reduces the risk of non-compliance with the standards.”
“Not only does the combination of WizNucleus CWP and Tripwire NERC Solution Suite satisfy NERC CIP compliance efforts, it improves operational security as well,” said Leo Cole, President WizNucleus. “Integrating a robust configuration and change management solution with operational security improves the overall operations of the IT and OT environment.”
“We’re pleased to have WizNucleus join the NERC Alliance Network,” said Tim Erlin, Director of Product Management at Tripwire. “WizNucleus’ technology integrated with Tripwire’s NERC Solution Suite provides our energy customers with a more comprehensive and efficient solution for achieving and demonstrating NERC CIP Compliance.”
Tripwire is a leading provider of endpoint detection and response, security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, service providers and government organizations. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, and reporting and analytics. Learn more at tripwire.com, get security news, trends and insights at tripwire.com/blog or follow us on Twitter@TripwireInc.
WizNucleus is focused on delivering a purpose-built software suite for achieving cyber security and compliance in Industrial Control Systems/Operation Technology (ICS/OT) environments. Starting in the nuclear power industry where the most rigorous compliance challenges exist, WizNucleus has a track record of delivering results. The WizNucleus software platform is built specifically to address the evolving cyber security standards such as NEI 08-09 and NERC CIP for the critical infrastructure. In a single software platform, WizNucleus delivers security and compliance tracking, security controls assessment, change management, and risk assessment.