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A Leading Provider of Software Solutions for Process Safety, Cybersecurity, and Asset Reliability: PAS

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PAS provides process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability solutions for the energy, process, and power industries worldwide. Its ICS cybersecurity, Automation Asset Management, and Operations Management software and services support safe, secure, profitable, and compliant operations across the complex, heterogeneous, and proprietary process automation infrastructure.

Because of the Platform independence leading global industrial companies choose PAS over their DCS vendors for their ICS cybersecurity and alarm management. PAS’ independence from automation vendor platforms offers its clients the most seamlessly integrated and unified solution for managing the variety of systems at their sites. With more than 30 automation system brands and models within a typical enterprise, it is untenable to manage and protect the ICS layer from cyber threats and vulnerabilities. It is also expensive, inconsistent, and ineffective to manage the alarms within the different control systems with alarm management software offered by DCS vendors. With PAS alarm management solutions, industrial companies have the assurance that their alarm systems perform optimally at the console level and deliver consistent KPIs at the management dashboard level.

Its deep expertise in automation, power generation, and manufacturing drive its thought leadership in the industries PAS serve. The company has written two authoritative publications providing essential methodologies and best practices for optimizing alarm systems and developing effective HMIs for the industrial sector. The Alarm Management Handbook and The High-Performance HMI Handbook are considered to be the leading resources for these two disciplines.

Harden Security and Drive Compliance with Production-Centric Cybersecurity: Cyber Integrity

To mitigate risk, address compliance requirements, and improve process safety, companies must move from today’s IT-centric solutions to a production-centric, ICS cybersecurity approach. Traditional endpoint detection and response (EDR) only addresses 20% of cyber assets leaving proprietary, heterogeneous industrial control systems hidden and vulnerable. PAS Cyber Integrity hardens industrial control systems against cyber threats, whether external or internal. It extends EDR deep into the industrial facility where digital systems meet physical ones.

Cyber Integrity:

  • Automates inventory of proprietary and traditional IT cyber asset configurations
  • Establishes a security baseline and monitors configuration data changes
  • Drives incident responses to unauthorized changes or security events
  • Enforces compliance standards including NERC CIP, IEC 62443, and NIST 800-82
  • Drives auditable, closed loop patch processes 

Benefits:

  • Hardens industrial control assets from cyber threats
  • Enables internal and regulatory compliance requirements
  • Reduces compliance and operational efforts by up to 90%
  • Prevents unplanned downtime due to unauthorized changes
  • Manages across all major control system manufacturers

Automation Asset Management

The Integrity Software Suite™ aggregates, organizes and contextualizes highly complex data from disparate, proprietary industrial automation systems to help plant personnel maximize productivity, ensure reliability, and proactively identify and address potential safety incidents.

Automation Integrity: Improve Plant Productivity and Safety by Managing the Automation System Configuration

Complexity, frequent change, and the lack of automated change management processes in a control system environment leave industrial facilities vulnerable to incidents and inefficient engineering practices. PAS Automation Integrity addresses these challenges by automatically aggregating, contextualizing, and visualizing configuration information. Engineers can track changes and drive approval processes across disparate industrial control systems.

Automation Integrity:

  • Captures and archives configuration data from all major automation and decision support systems
  • Enables evergreen documentation for change tracking and spares management
  • Visually maps complex configurations and interdependencies
  • Automates work processes to identify, track, and resolve configuration changes

Project Integrity™: Reduce Project Risk by Validating and Resolving Automation Data Discrepancies

Configuration inaccuracies or discrepancies across control systems arise during the life of greenfield and brownfield projects. They are introduced by MACs, Engineering, Procurement, EPCs, and other stakeholders who face challenges keeping databases synchronized. Such issues lead to project delays, risk, and cost overruns.

PAS Project Integrity solves these issues by capturing, validating, and reconciling configuration data from various automation systems resolving discrepancies before the impact of project goals and timelines. Providing project teams with transparency throughout the project lifecycle, Project Integrity:

  • Captures configuration data from automation or decision support systems
  • Identifies discrepancies between each manufacturer’s control system databases
  • Drives data reconciliation processes via automated workflows
  • Ensures auditability with full reporting of status, modifications, and resolution

DOC4000™: Improve Plant Productivity and Safety by Managing the Automation System Configuration

Complexity, frequent change, and the lack of automated change management processes in a control system environment leave industrial facilities vulnerable to incidents and inefficient engineering practices. Honeywell Process Solutions is the exclusive reseller of DOC4000, which addresses these challenges by automatically aggregating, contextualizing, and visualizing configuration information. Engineers can track changes and drive approval processes across disparate industrial control systems. DOC4000:

  • Captures and archives configuration data from all major automation and decision support systems
  • Enables evergreen documentation for change tracking and spares management
  • Visually maps complex configurations and interdependencies
  • Automates work processes to identify, track, and resolve configuration changes

The Chief

Eddie Habibi, Founder & CEO: Eddie is a pioneer and a thought leader in the fields of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cybersecurity, Industrial IoT, data analytics, and operations management. In 2017, PAS was recognized in CRN's 15 coolest industrial IoT companies, and Eddie was listed by CRN as one of the 30 Internet of Things Executives who’s Names You Should Know. He is the co-author of two popular best practices books on operational risk and safety management: The Alarm Management Handbook and The High-Performance HMI Handbook. Eddie holds an Engineering degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

“Compliance is critical, but should not be the finish line. We at PAS can cost-effectively drive compliance and dramatically improve the cybersecurity posture of an organization.”