If a picture says a thousand words, the graphic below says a lot. 2013 marked a year of significant accomplishments for our company, while the industrial control systems (ICS) markets faced increasingly more security and compliance pressures: New data on ICS specific cybersecurity threats, a Presidential Executive Order and new NERC CIP regulations. All of these factors have contributed to the growing need for better security, compliance and change management specifically addressing the uniqueness of the ICS environment.
On the heels of these pressures, and the powerful capability of our purpose built solution, it comes as no surprise that our company experienced a rapid acceleration in market adoption of our ASM solution. Customers who have deployed ASM are realizing significant benefits in managing their cybersecurity risk program, reducing cost of compliance burdens, while also yielding quantifiable ROI as a result of improvements in overall operational efficiency.
Over the course of 2013 Industrial Defender continued innovative releases of our ASM technology, expanded strategic partner certifications, provided industry insight and domain expertise and introduced new service offerings designed to enable clients to reallocate valuable resources to day-to-day business operations tasks. At the end of the year, more than 50 global customers adopted ASM as their platform of choice.
See how this remarkable year unfolded...