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Westinghouse selects McAfee for nuclear plant control system security

24 October 2012

Westinghouse has agreed to provide McAfee Enterprise Security Manager and Network Intrusion Prevention Systems to existing and new nuclear power plants with digital control systems.

The agreement enables Westinghouse to offer its customers around the world stronger attack detection and prevention capabilities through security information and event management, and intrusion prevention specifically designed to address architectural and threat concerns to nuclear power plant control systems.

“This agreement will help us to deliver cyber security in accordance with some of our industry associations’ best practices and guidelines,” said David Howell, senior vice president of Westinghouse Nuclear Automation.  “We are pleased to team with McAfee and expand our capabilities to help our customers maintain cyber security for digital control systems at both operating nuclear plants and those currently under construction.”

Westinghouse selected McAfee after thoroughly evaluating, testing and certifying its systems. McAfee Enterprise Security Manager provides deep security visibility for stronger attack detection and incident response, including threats specific to nuclear plant control systems. McAfee Network Intrusion Prevention provides advanced threat prevention designed specifically for control systems architectures. Together, they protect control systems from direct threats and attacks launched through corporate network connections.






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