Cleantech market watcher Pike Research has released an analysis of which companies matter in cybersecurity technologies for the smart grid.
A handful of the names from the information technology security world won't surprise you and they already have a big name in the enterprise, such as Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, McAfee, RSA and Symantec. Sophos and Sourcefire probably also could be put into this category, too. But I need to brush up on the other seven listed companies. I'm listing them in alphabetical order:
- AlertEnterprise, which has a footprint in security that spans physical and cyber concerns as well as a background in incident management. It lists airports as a big focus and Nike is a customer.
- AlienVault, developer of the most "popular" open source security information and event management (SIEM) system
- Byres Security, a maker of security technologies for industrial control systems (SCADA) and a partner of companies including Honeywell
- Innominate, another player in industrial security technologies
- Industrial Defender, an industrial security company that boasts more than 100 process control/SCADA security assessments and more than 3,000 SCADA deployments
- N-Dimension, a player in end-to-end security for the smart grid that is actively involved with many public power utilities
- Nitro Security, now part of McAfee, Nitro boasts customers including The Coca-Cola Co. for its SIEM technologies