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Schneider Electric signs security pact with McAfee

March 20, 2014  

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Schneider Electric and McAfee have announced plans to provide cybersecurity offerings for the utility and critical infrastructure market. The partnership with McAfee will allow Schneider customers to combine dynamic whitelisting capabilities and change control technology to ensure that only trusted applications run on critical infrastructure systems, the companies said in release.

This includes being able to monitor and manage changes to mitigate malicious or accidental system modifications, preventing execution of unauthorized code and many common malware on their systems. According to the release, these capabilities protect critical systems from zero-day attacks, reduce in-field breakage, and keep systems and devices compliant with security standards through patch cycles.

Cyril Perducat, a senior vice president at Schneider, said the partnership represents an ongoing commitment by both companies in protecting mission-critical communications and networking systems.

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