ROCKVILLE, Md., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Utility and energy industry IT analysts will now be able to stay ahead of cyber security threats through intelligence-driven defense with Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Palisade(TM). This new cyber security solution is tailored to the complex threat environment facing the energy industry.
Palisade provides advanced threat detection and forensic tools that give utility cyber security analysts the actionable intelligence they need to defend and maintain the networks that deliver energy services to millions of utility customers across the country.
"As the Smart Grid is implemented, utilities are being challenged by regulators and customers to ensure the security of new digital energy management systems," said Rich Mahler, Cyber Security Senior Manager, Lockheed Martin Energy Solutions. "Our cyber security experts are working together with utilities to combat more advanced threats and to defend their critical networks."
By going above and beyond traditional monitoring applications and services, Palisade empowers analysts with enterprise-wide visibility, awareness and alerting to effectively identify and mitigate cyber security threats.
"We've worked with Lockheed Martin's cyber security team to ensure the security of our Smart Grid roll out," said Pablo Vegas, CIO, American Electric Power. "By sharing their knowledge in this area, they have helped us take our security to the next level."
"As a global security company, Lockheed Martin offers the IT expertise that allows us to integrate and protect complex systems," Mahler said. "We are helping utilities across the country not only integrate cyber security, but also improve efficiency and implement smart grid projects. Security is at the core of everything we do."
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.