Tripwire and NetApp Extend Cyber Alliance Partnership

PORTLAND, OREGON October 23, 2013 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, and NetApp, today announced that they have expanded their current Cyber Alliance partnership to include the adoption by five major federal and nonfederal energy customers.

Five major energy suppliers that provide energy services to more than 70 million customers across 23 states have adopted the Tripwire NERC Solution Suite, in conjunction with NetApp’s storage, virtualization and big data technologies. Tripwire’s NERC Solution Suite is a powerful combination of customized tools and services designed to help utilities automate, achieve and maintain North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance.

“NetApp‘s partnership with Tripwire helps secure our joint customers’ infrastructure, and we believe they are the industry leader in risk-based security and compliance,” said Lee Vorthman, chief technology officer for federal civilian agencies at NetApp. “Our partnership allows us to provide a full-service offering for energy organizations, including compliance with the upcoming standard, NERC CIP version 5.”

Tripwire has helped more than 140 registered energy entities achieve and maintain NERC CIP compliance. Compliance can be difficult because the requirements frequently change and require continuous monitoring of critical assets as well as periodic collection of detailed compliance evidence. The steps necessary to pass a NERC audit can be extremely time-consuming and often involve error-prone manual processes.

The NERC Solution Suite is built on Tripwire Enterprise and Tripwire Log Center® – award-winning security configuration management and log intelligence solutions – and specialized intelligence including policy rules, correlation rules, tools, templates, customized reports and dashboards. Together with customized services from NERC-experienced consultants, the NERC Solution Suite dramatically reduces the time and resources required to pass NERC CIP audits and minimizes audit findings. Tripwire’s NERC Solution Suite also helps energy organizations prepare for their upcoming transition from NERC CIP version 3 to NERC CIP version 5. 

“We are very pleased to be part of NetApp’s Cyber Alliance,” said Bryce Schroeder, senior director of systems engineering for Tripwire. “The program makes it easy for a wide variety of businesses to combine industry-leading solutions, providing the best possible security for critical infrastructure and data. The program allows us to enhance NetApp’s vast data-protection foundations with industry-leading security hardening, vulnerability management, continuous monitoring and real-time security data visibility.” 

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About Tripwire

Tripwire is a leading global provider of risk-based security and compliance management solutions, enabling enterprises, government agencies and service providers to effectively connect security to their business. Tripwire provides the broadest set of foundational security controls including security configuration management, vulnerability management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. Tripwire solutions deliver unprecedented visibility, business context and security business intelligence allowing extended enterprises to protect sensitive data from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.