The 32nd annual Control Engineering Engineers’ Choice Awards shines a light on industry leaders in control, instrumentation, and automation products and highlights engineers’ favorites, as chosen by the Control Engineering print and digital audience. A total of 102 finalists from across 26 categories were listed on the ballot this year, and automation professionals from Control Engineering’s subscriber lists voted for the products that they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. We’re proud to announce that Forescout’s network monitoring and situational awareness solution, SilentDefense, has won the 2019 Engineers’ Choice Award in the Industrial Cybersecurity category.
Delivering instant visibility and control for OT/ICS networks, SilentDefense protects operational infrastructure from a wide range of threats and lets asset owners monitor their entire ICS network from a single screen. It deploys in a matter of hours by connecting passive monitoring sensors to the SPAN/mirroring ports of network switches. Asset information and alerts about potential threats are then delivered to a central management platform, called the Command Center, in real time.
As a leader in device visibility and control, our mission has always been to enable cyber resilience for critical infrastructure environments by providing complete situational awareness for asset owners. Since real engineers out in the field everyday voted us as the winners of this award, it confirms that the emphasis we place on customer satisfaction is paying off. In 2018, we were also awarded the Global Customer Value Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan for our commitment to demonstrating excellence in implementing strategies that create value for our customers with a focus on improving their ROI.
The 2019 Engineers’ Choice Awards will be presented to the winners on April 8, 2019 in Chicago.