InStep Software & Owl Computing Technologies Demonstrate Data Historian - One Way Transfer Interoperability

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Secure, reliable information transfer for Control System networks is vital in protecting the nation's critical cyber assets. Proven electronic security perimeter solutions, coupled with market-leading data historians, provide the performance, and compliance with federal regulations, power-gen operators need.

Owl Computing Technologies®, the premier source for electronic perimeter defense and InStep Software, a leading provider of real-time performance management software and solutions, announce the secure one-way transfer of information collected by InStep eDNA real-time data historian across Owl Computing's integrated Electronic Security Perimeter Solution. Power-generation organizations, to meet their reliability objectives, must secure electronic perimeter connections in order to securely transfer data from control system networks to other business & engineering networks. Operators initiate this step to meet heightened security concerns, and to satisfy regulatory compliance standards.

InStep Software Vice President of Technology Anthony Maurer says, "We have always focused on providing a highly secure and reliable software infrastructure for our power industry customers. Utilizing the Owl DualDiode® data transfer technology with our eDNA data historian software allows our customers to enhance data security and protection for their critical networks in support of meeting increased cyber security requirements."

"The collection of real-time plant control data, and its secure, & timely transfer to a company's business operations, is an objective enabled by the integration of the Owl and InStep products, resulting in improved overall system reliability," stated Dr. Ron Mraz, Owl Computing President & CTO. "Integrating our proven DualDiode® secure one-way transfer technologies with a data historian market leader like InStep provides an integrated, complete solution sought by utility IT and OT staff searching to meet their security and compliance requirements."

InStep and Owl are demonstrating interoperability live at the Nuclear IT Strategic Leadership Forum (NITSL 2010), being held this week in Charleston, South Carolina.

About InStep Software, L.L.C.
InStep Software is a leading provider of real-time performance management software and solutions for the utility, process, and manufacturing industries. InStep extends the investment in modern control, monitoring and smart devices by collecting, archiving, displaying, analyzing and reporting the information provided by these systems. Many of the world's most successful companies use InStep's software products to actively manage and analyze the rapidly growing amount of real-time operational and asset health related information.

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About Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
Owl Computing Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned and funded US company. Owl delivers NIAP Common Criteria EAL-4 certified one-way cross domain systems & electronic perimeter defense solutions to transport and protect the entity's most sensitive data between discrete domains of varying security levels and policies. Information sharing Secured by Owl® is enforced with Owl Computing proprietary DualDiode® technology. DualDiode one-way transfer systems guards against data leakage and protects networks from unauthorized access. Owl systems meet the highest levels of information protection within the US Department of Defense, the Intelligence community, & the Power Generation industry, delivering secure, reliable, information transfer of multiple data sources and types across single DualDiode systems -- any file size or data type. Visit Owl at


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