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SUBNET Ranked Among Top 10 Vendors for Smart Grid GRC

SUBNET Solutions Inc. | April 30, 2012

SUBNET Solutions Inc. has been named one of the top 10 vendors for smart grid cyber security governance, risk management and compliance in a recent report published by Pike Research.

SUBNET Solutions Inc. ("SUBNET"), a provider of innovative interoperability solutions that combine the newest advancements in SUBstation technology with modern NETworking systems, has made the list of Pike Research's Top 10 Vendors in its "Pike Pulse Report: Smart Grid Cyber Security Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance." The report ranks the potential future leaders of smart grid governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) - a niche market that has emerged within the highly specialized smart grid cyber security market.

GRC is regarded as the foundation upon which all current cyber security is launched. While policies and architecture further the opportunities for a cyber-security program, without GRC, no security program could exist at all. But despite its significance, GRC for the smart grid is still an under-served market, with a definite leader yet to emerge.

The list of potential GRC leaders includes a number of cyber security giants that SUBNET is involved with through partnerships and other relationships. SUBNET is a Cisco Developer Partner, and works closely with McAfee/Nitro, which took the number one spot on Pike's list. Such companies use SUBNET solutions to enhance their product offerings to the electric industry.

SUBNET is well positioned to move ahead as a leader in GRC with its unique vendor agnostic approach. By working hard to be specifically multi-vendor, SUBNET has been recognized for its ability to help utilities integrate multi-vendor substation devices with multi-vendor business systems.

"SUBNET’s vendor agnostic philosophy found in our solutions is carried over into the way we work with utilities and partners," comments Sean Leonard, COO of SUBNET. "We strive to be specifically multi-vendor which enables us to work with other industry leaders including Cisco, Intel, McAfee/Nitro Security, SEL, GE, Microsoft and others to deliver smart grid solutions to the electric utilities industry. Top utilities are seeing the benefit of investing in vendor agnostic solutions versus vendor specific solutions that ‘lock-in’ a utility."

SUBNET's innovative approach to targeting specific areas of GRC has led nine of the top 12 utilities listed by Fortune magazine to utilize SUBNET products.

You can get access to recent report via the Pike Research website.


SUBNET Solutions Inc. is a global software solutions provider for electrical utilities. SUBNET focuses on Making Power Grids More Intelligent®. Founded in 1992, SUBNET is an industry leader providing intelligent solutions that securely connect real time electrical utility field information with utility business systems to enable Smart Grid solutions. Over 200 utilities worldwide rely on SUBNET software to safely manage and monitor thousands of substations. SUBNET is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a Cisco Developer Network Connected Energy Partner. Visit for more information.

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