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GE Boosts Cybersecurity for Industrial Control Systems

January 23, 2013

GE’s New CAP Software Update and SecurityST Appliance Solutions provide defense in depth for industrial controls.

BOSTON, MA -- GE's (NYSE: GE) Measurement & Control business has introduced its new CAP Software Update and SecurityST Appliance solutions to more effectively protect existing industrial controls systems from ever-changing cybersecurity threats around the world.

To keep pace with constantly evolving cyber threats, GE's new CAP Software Update will support the efforts of critical infrastructure asset owners to more effectively manage their current digital patch levels and anti-virus/host intrusion detection signatures. The upgrades also enhance system-backup capabilities to help customers maintain the continuity of their operations.

GE's new SecurityST Appliance uses innovative virtualization technology to minimize security lifecycle costs and provide enhanced recovery capabilities. The SecurityST Appliance provides centralized account management, event logging and management, network intrusion detection and update and backup change management.

"Energy producers are facing mounting challenges in securing their industrial controls, and we embrace our responsibility both to help organizations continually improve their security postures and support compliance efforts as they relate to GE equipment," said Terry Knight, general manager- control solutions for GE Measurement & Control, a GE Oil & Gas division.

GE's Measurement & Control business is a leading innovator in sensor-based measurement, inspection, asset condition monitoring, controls and radiation measurement solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to customers in a wide range of industries, including the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare sectors.

GE's Measurement & Control business' new initiative reflects GE's broader commitment to enhance internal and external cybersecurity for GE's equipment and customers. In 2011, GE opened a new Information Security Technology Center in Virginia that specializes in cybersecurity for GE systems. The center focuses on security management strategies to prevent, detect and fix risks to GE's data, assets and intellectual property. The center also works on a host of key risk management areas such as network design, software architecture and data management.

In 2012, GE unveiled its Industrial Internet initiative to help organizations achieve greater operational efficiency and savings through the use of networks, intelligent sensors and cloud computing technologies. Maintaining a protected IT infrastructure is a vital requirement for the Industrial Internet, underscoring the importance of GE's commitment to cybersecurity.

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About GE Oil & Gas
GE Oil & Gas is a world leader in advanced technologies and services with 37,000 employees in more than 100 countries supporting customers across the industry—from extraction to transportation to end use. Making the environment, health and safety, quality and integrity our highest priorities is The Way We Work. Our technologies and services include: surface and subsea drilling and production, monitoring and diagnostics, measurement and controls, large-scale LNG, pipeline compression and inspection, well site and industrial power generation, technologies for the refining and petrochemical industries, and modular CNG and LNG units for transportation sectors. Through our customized service solutions, training programs and technologies, GE Oil & Gas partners with customers to maximize their efficiency, productivity and equipment reliability; develop their next generation workforce; and fully benefit from the megatrends of natural gas, the growth of subsea and hard-to-reach reserves and the revolution in asset health management.

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