Bedrock Automation, the maker of the world’s most secure open industrial control system (ICS), has established a partnership agreement with Wood, a globally recognized integration provider. Under the agreement, Wood’s automation and control group will deliver Bedrock Open Secure Automation (OSA) to its clients in energy and industrial markets. Wood has active membership in The Open Process Automation™ Forum, which is focused on the development of a standards-based, open, secure, interoperable process control architecture.
“This partnership centers on combining our diverse capabilities and innovative solutions in automation with Bedrock’s OSA technology to bring open and secure systems to our clients, advancing our position as a world leading automation provider and bringing greater cyber protection to our client’s projects,” said Jeff Shannon, Senior Manager of Strategy and Development in Wood’s automation and control group.
Wood’s automation and control group is a system-independent integrator comprised of over 1,400 automation professionals, with access to more than 5,000 technical experts that provide full engineering, consulting, procurement and construction services to customers around the world. Wood’s core automation experience spans the full spectrum — from small integration projects to main automation contractor programs for large, multi-EPC projects, including a diverse portfolio of vertical markets. The company’s expertise extends across the full spectrum of hardware, including instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), logic solvers and higher-level applications.
“We are delighted with this new partnership, which is another significant step forward in delivering Open Secure Automation to everyone. Bedrock’s focus will be to work with Wood in applying the vast knowledge and expertise of both companies to deliver secure and open control systems technology,” said Robert Bergman, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Bedrock Automation.
The Bedrock OSA control system is known for its patented Black Fabric Cybershield architecture, which provides an intrinsic cryptographic and physically secure platform to protect control components against unauthorized access. Unlike other conventional industrial control systems, it was designed from the semiconductor components up to be secure, simple, powerful and scalable. The system is also capable of extending security up to the network and down to the instruments to create a holistic solution.