ECI Wins 2017 IMPACT Award for LightSEC(TM) Cybersecurity Solution from Utilities Technology Council

Award presented during annual dinner at the UTC Telecom & Technology 2017 conference

PETACH TIKVA, ISRAEL--(Marketwired - May 22, 2017) - ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network® solutions, for service providers, critical infrastructures, and data centers operators, announced today it has won the Utilities Technology Council 2017 IMPACT award, software category, for its LightSEC™ cybersecurity solution for critical infrastructures. The award honors UTC Associate Member Organizations that are changing the industry through innovative and proven solutions, and recognizes that utility communications technology saves lives, protects property, speeds restoration, and puts communities on the path to recover.

"The annual UTC Awards dinner is a very special time that we can come together and recognize achievement, excellence and contributions that ultimately drive our industry forward and improve the communities we serve -- and most important, the people," said Matt Schnell, UTC Chairman of the Board.

"Winning the UTC impact award software category for our LightSEC™ cybersecurity solution is an honor, and we would like to thank the Utilities Technology Council for recognizing ECI's pioneering work with our industry-leading cybersecurity solution," said ECI EVP Global Portfolio, Jimmy Mizrahi. "As cities get smarter and the Internet of Things proliferates within modern communities, there is a real market need for a utility-tailored cybersecurity solution. LightSEC successfully merges the best of networking with the best of security. ECI is dedicated to equipping our customers with the latest technology and solutions so they can adapt in these changing times, and ultimately thrive in a connected future. This award further validates our work."

LightSEC ensures that critical infrastructures around the world meet their security challenges head on. Specifically, LightSEC enables utilities to prevent attacks where they occur, guard the integrity of their SCADA/OT networks, provides security officers with the ability to quickly sift through the myriad of alerts and focus on those most critical. All in a cost-effective, future proof solution. LightSEC is comprised of three major pillars:

  • LightSEC SHIELD™ - A suite of security applications, offering an out-of-the-box, flexible security mitigation solution. LightSEC leverages a rich set of mature, best of breed security functions, in a comprehensive solution that protects utilities' vital SCADA and OT networks.
  • LightSEC COMPASS™ - An intelligent threat detection platform, features an aggregated, correlated view of threats from all security engines, whether ECI's proprietary applications or those of a third party. LightSEC successfully reduces false positives to improve efficacy in dealing with real threats in real time.
  • Mercury™ NFV solution - LightSEC makes use of NFV architecture, which facilitates a consolidated security and connectivity solution. The NFV platform offers a solution with full flexibility, enabling the introduction of systems and engines, at the touch of a button. Uniquely, ECI offers this platform as a plug-in blade (in ECI's Neptune product line) or as a stand-alone appliance.

This is the second award LightSEC has received in the past year, and the third time ECI was shortlisted for this solution. LightSEC is currently being implemented by a variety of utilities worldwide. Additional achievements this year include, Light Reading naming VP Sarit Tager as a Leading Lights finalist 2017 for "Women in Comms," and Light Reading naming ECI as a finalist for the Outstanding Communications Technology Vision in the Leading Lights awards for 2017.

ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC network solutions to CSPs, critical infrastructures as well as data center operators. Along with its long-standing, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management, a comprehensive cybersecurity solution, and a range of professional services. ECI's ELASTIC solutions ensure open, future-proof, and secure communications. With ECI, customers have the luxury of choosing a network that can be tailor-made to their needs today while being flexible enough to evolve with the changing needs of tomorrow.

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