Industrial Network Firm Honored with 2017 Homeland Security Award for superior innovation in critical infrastructure cybersecurity

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – January 24, 2018 — Veracity Industrial Networks, an award-winning developer of Industrial SDN-based technology for operational networks, today announced it has been named “Best Industrial Cybersecurity Solution – Platinum Winner” of the 2017 Government Security News (GSN) Homeland Security Awards (HSA) Program in the Cybersecurity Products and Solutions category.

Announced in January of 2018, the 9th annual award program’s judging in this category is based on a combination of client organization, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognized government IT security need and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organizational needs.

According to Lead Judge, Chuck Brooks, “Each year the quality and scope of the submissions makes it more difficult to judge. They are all deserving. There are no inferior security products or services that I evaluated – they are all stellar. The approaches and methods sometimes differ among the entries and that is largely because they are highly focused on their specific client needs. As to the government entries, these submissions exemplify the best in public/private cooperation. Government is moving rapidly into the digital era and integrating technologies, processes and accordingly new mandates of their government agencies and programs.”

Veracity’s innovative platform enables OT network admins to view all devices on the network, white-list communications between devices, set up dynamic security zones and visualize impact on traffic within the network. Veracity recently delivered product to the U. S. Department of Energy as part of the “Chess Master” project in July of 2017. This important project will build on the successful commercial release of utility-rated software defined network (SDN) technology under the previous CEDS project, Watchdog, and produce a solution operators can use to quickly establish and apply network policies.

“We are honored that the HSA Awards Program selected Veracity as the best industrial cybersecurity solution that not only meets current needs of the government sector, but future demands, as well,” said Paul Myer, Veracity CEO. “This most recent acknowledgement reinforces our leadership position as the industry’s foremost technology for critical infrastructure cybersecurity.”

Veracity was also recently recognized in CSO Magazine’s “10 Emerging ICS and IIoT Cybersecurity Companies to Watch”, IIOT World’s “Top ICS/SCADA Cybersecurity Startups to Watch”, Cybersecurity Ventures’ “Cybersecurity 500” (#242) and named OCTANe 2017 High Tech Innovation Award Finalist. Veracity offers a full demonstration lab that potential customers can use to learn more about the Veracity Platform in a virtual, simulated network environment. To learn more about this and request a demonstration, go to

About Veracity Industrial NetworksTM

Veracity delivers a resilient, secure industrial network that provides an on-premises, centralized configuration, control, and monitoring solution that tracks all connected devices and their communications. The Veracity platform is an award-winning, secure-by-default network that moves beyond the detection and alerting of cyber events into a resilient network that reduces the attack surface by design.

The Veracity Industrial SDN network massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system’s design. Veracity provides an innovative and comprehensive platform for critical networks that enables your business mission. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @veracityio.

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Media Contact: Dan Chmielewski

Madison Alexander PR, Inc.