Industrial Defender – Compliance for Industrial Organizations

Additional Info

CompanyIndustrial Defender
Company size (employees)50 to 99
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionSoftware


The Industrial Defender platform is the leading OT security compliance solution for critical infrastructure operators. Unifying OT asset management and automated compliance for industry frameworks such as NERC CIP, Industrial Defender has guided industrial organizations through hundreds of successful audits.

With unmatched abilities to deliver the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date OT asset data, the Industrial Defender platform automates compliance reporting with out-of-the-box assessment for leading frameworks such as NERC CIP, NIST, CMMC, IEC 62443, NIS2 and Australia’s AESCSF. This extensive support for compliance does not just stop at external standards; the platform also supports adherence to internal policies, ensuring comprehensive coverage.

In addition to full framework assessments with audit-ready reporting capabilities, Industrial Defender’s OT asset management capabilities fulfill the foundational security controls that are common across every major cybersecurity standard. This includes in-depth asset inventories of both hardware and software, secure configuration management, vulnerability management, and change management.

In addition to vital endpoint information Industrial Defender provides historical context and change detection for efficiently and effectively addressing cyber risks across the OT environment. Customers value Industrial Defender as a single source of truth for operational asset information and any deviations from golden baselines and compliance states.

Established in 2006 and headquartered in the United States, Industrial Defender is trusted by largest industrial organizations and critical infrastructure operators in the world.

Key Capabilities / Features

Automated Compliance Assessment & Reporting: Industrial Defender not only delivers key security controls directly but also automates compliance reporting across complete frameworks and policies. This significantly eases the burden associated with preparing audit-ready reports and gathering regulatory evidence. Out-of-the-box, audit-ready reports are available for dozens of industry frameworks, including NIST, NERC CIP, CMMC, NIS2, and Australia’s CIRMP Rules/AESCSF.

Change and Configuration Management: Industrial Defender’s leading capabilities in change and configuration management ensure the secure configuration of systems, and evaluate any changes for potential security risks and compliance issues. Industrial Defender automatically collects, normalizes, and reports on changes in your OT systems, irrespective of vendor or location. Easily establish asset baseline configurations to which our change detection engine compares actual configuration data, encompassing ports and services, users, software, patches, and firewall rules.

Vulnerability Management: In conjunction with a detailed OT asset inventory, the OT data provided by Industrial Defender facilitates risk-based vulnerability management. Gain insights into relevant CVEs, available patches, and mitigation actions. Benefit from our partnership with FoxGuard solutions for the validation and deployment of vendor-approved patches.

OT Assessment Management: The strengths of Industrial Defender in the aforementioned capabilities stem from its core differentiated ability to provide deeper-level asset data and vital endpoint information, supplemented with historical context. Industrial Defender goes beyond basic device information, delivering key details such as software versions, vulnerabilities, patches, firewall rules, and PLC key switch positions—crucial information for effectively identifying and addressing risks.

How we are different

- Automated Audit-Ready Reporting: Industrial Defender automates compliance reporting across complete frameworks and policies, significantly easing the burden of preparing audit-ready reports, gathering regulatory evidence, and minimizing the potential for human error.
- Fully Understand OT Environment and Manage Change: Eliminate guesswork with comprehensive and precise information, enriched by historical context for insights that extend beyond basic visibility—a common compliance requirement. Utilize always-up-to-date OT asset data to establish a reliable baseline for “known good” configurations, and stay informed when your systems undergo changes that may put them at risk.
- Battle-Tested Expertise: In a time of rising regulations, having a trusted partner is crucial. Leverage our powerful, proven OT security and compliance platform, supported by an extensive track record of guiding utilities through hundreds of successful audits. Our personalized service is backed by two decades of cybersecurity experience, alongside a robust history of successful, passed audits.