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Tripwire Inc., a provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, has announced the integration of Tripwire IP360 into its NERC Solution Suite version 2.0, a combination of customized tools and services designed to help utilities automate, achieve and maintain compliance with all approved versions of North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) critical infrastructure protection (CIP).

The company notes that NERC CIP is a set of requirements designed to secure the assets required for operating North America's bulk electrical system (BES). The recently updated plan, Tripwire adds, consists of 10 standards and 32 requirements that cover the security of electronic perimeters, protection of critical cyber assets, security management, personnel training and disaster recovery planning.

According to Tripwire, the NERC Solution Suite combines Tripwire Enterprise, Tripwire IP360 and Tripwire Log Center, which are security configuration management, vulnerability management and incident detection solutions. The suite, the company reports, also includes specialized intelligence, including policy rules, correlation rules, tools, templates, customized reports and dashboards.

Tripwire says the key features of the NERC Solution Suite include the following:

- Auto-discovery of all BES cyber assets, including hardware and software, to help ensure all critical assets are protected;

- Continuous monitoring that detects status information across a range of critical cyber assets to help identify early indications of breach activity;

- Whitelisting capability for monitoring ports, services, software versions and local user credentials; and

- Audit-ready reports and dashboards that deliver evidence of compliance grouped by CIP requirement.

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