GarrettCom and Bow Networks Announce Cyber Security Protection for Substations

    CrossBow Secure Access Manager Provides Security and Standards Compliance
    for Substations and Other Critical Infrastructure

    TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22 /CNW/ -- GarrettCom(TM), Inc., Fremont, California,
and Bow Networks Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, today announced a solution to
cyber security threats at remote facilities such as power utility substations.
 CrossBow(TM) Secure Access Manager is being demonstrated at the DistribuTECH
2008 Conference and Exposition here in the GarrettCom booth, 1018, and the Bow
Networks booth, 448.
    The CrossBow Secure Access Manager is based on proven remote access
software solutions from Bow Networks integrated with the security and
management features of GarrettCom's hardened remote networking and security
devices.  This combination provides an Electronic Security Perimeter and
auditable secure remote access to intelligent electric devices (IEDs) and
other industrial devices and provides electric power utilities with a
compliance solution for NERC CIP cyber security standards.
    GarrettCom and Bow Networks have entered into a marketing and technology
agreement whereby GarrettCom is the exclusive distributor of CrossBow to power
utilities in North America.  The two companies will continue technology
development to enhance the CrossBow Secure Access Manager and CrossBow
features embedded in GarrettCom network devices in order to meet evolving
cyber security threats and compliance requirements.  Bow Networks is the
primary developer of CrossBow server software.  Both companies will market
CrossBow in other industrial sectors.
    "With NERC CIP compliance deadlines looming, power utilities are looking
to vendors to provide cost-effective solutions, rather than individual
products," said John Shaw, GarrettCom EVP.  "CrossBow provides a complete,
easy-to-deploy answer to perimeter and remote access security requirements
using proven software from a proven partner.  CrossBow is not only well
integrated with GarrettCom products, but has an open architecture that today
supports market-leading dial-up gateways and other embedded networking
    "This is an important time in the development of secure networking for
power utilities and other critical industries," said Jeff Gill, Bow Networks
President.  "GarrettCom has a leadership position in hardened networking,
including legacy SCADA networks at many power utilities.  Our CrossBow
agreement provides an integrated cyber security solution for this established
customer base, as well as for new customers looking to deploy access security
into environmentally challenging industrial applications."
    About Bow Networks
    Bow Networks Inc., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, delivers solutions that
enable utility-wide real-time acquisition and management of substation and
field information.  Since 1986, the company has assisted many utilities
worldwide to achieve better asset utilization and superior quality of service
levels.  For more information on Bow Networks and its products, visit
    About GarrettCom
    GarrettCom, Inc., Fremont, Calif., USA, is an industry leader in
providing networking solutions for challenging industrial environments,
including manufacturing, power utility substations, telecommunications, oil
and gas facilities, traffic control and video surveillance.  The company's
products provide a comprehensive industrial network architecture encompassing
a switched Ethernet core, distributed edge devices for both Ethernet and
Serial protocols, and secured connections to various WAN services.  For more
information on GarrettCom and its products, visit
    Magnum and GarrettCom are trademarks of GarrettCom, Inc.  CrossBow is a
trademark of Bow Networks Inc.  Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corp.  The
use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between
GarrettCom and any other company.

    For More Information Contact:

     Barbara Kline, Breakthru Communications   Deryk Yuill, Bow Networks Inc.
     650-868-5804                              403-640-8412         

For further information:

For further information: Barbara Kline of Breakthru Communications, 
+1-650-868-5804, for GarrettCom, Inc.; or Deryk Yuill 
of Bow Networks Inc., +1-403-640-8412, Web Site:        

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