Greentech Lead America: McAfee has been recognized as
a leader in governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions
for smart grids by a recent Pike Pulse Research report.
McAfee’s acquisition of NitroSecurity last year earned
the company the top spot against over a dozen competitors in the industry.
McAfee focuses on control systems innovation. The
acquisition of NitroSecurity allowed McAfee to extend its security portfolio by
offering security information and event management (SIEM) solutions which are
ideal for control systems environments.
The Pike Pulse Research report rated each provider on 12
criteria for strategy and execution, including vision, go-to-market strategy,
partners, product strategy and roadmap, technical innovation, geographic reach,
market share, sales and marketing, product performance and features, product
portfolio, control system focus, and staying power.
“The combination of McAfee and NitroSecurity ranked
highest in this Pike Pulse research report, based largely upon recently
acquired Nitro’s GRC capabilities. McAfee’s acquisition of NitroSecurity, which
had already positioned itself as a smart grid specialist gave McAfee instant
credibility in control systems markets,” said Pike Research senior analyst Bob
The McAfee SIEM has made significant enhancements,
specifically for smart grid event management and correlation. One new feature
includes an interface with OSIsoft’s PI system, enabling the platform to take
in and correlate a whole new universe of control network events.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a leader in the GRC
sector since bringing the NitroSecurity solutions to McAfee last year.
Providing our customers with the ability to quickly identify, correlate, and
remediate threats, mitigating risks to information and infrastructure is an
essential function of McAfee’s services,” said Ken Levine, vice president,
Advanced Technology, McAfee.
The Pike Pulse Report evaluated 14 of the leading
cyber security governance, risk management, and compliance vendors in the smart
McAfee creates innovative products that empower home
users, businesses, the public sector and service providers by enabling them to
prove compliance with regulations, protect data, prevent disruptions, identify
vulnerabilities, and continuously monitor and improve their security.