RKNEAL Engineering Announces Re-branding to Verve Industrial Protection

25 January 2017

RKNeal, LLC, a leader in industrial control systems, announces today that it is changing its operating name to Verve Industrial Protection.  This new brand reflects the company's increasing focus on helping industrial clients protect critical assets from cybersecurity threats, while maintaining its core strength in industrial automation engineering.  

For over 25 years, RKNeal has provided practical, scalable, cost effective industrial control systems solutions to clients in power, chemicals, energy, and basic materials.   The team of control system engineers is recognized by clients for its customer commitment and expertise in all brands of OEM equipment and enjoys a 97% customer retention rate. The company was the first industrial controls engineering firm to embed cybersecurity and compliance requirements into every engineering project.

Today RKNeal announced that it is rebranding as Verve Industrial Protection.  Verve Industrial Protection ("VIP") encompasses three integrated software and service offerings: 1) Design-4-Defense industrial controls engineering & design services, 2) Verve Security Center software platform, and 3) VIP Managed Asset Protection Services.  Together, these solutions allow Verve to help customers design for defense in depth, protect their critical assets and maximize operational uptime.

The Verve Security Center was "built by ICS engineers for ICS engineers."  It is a vendor agnostic cybersecurity suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change & configuration management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection, backup management, & compliance into a unified solution.   As new technology arises, Verve can adapt to these new features without rewriting complete applications. It simplifies the complexity of protecting these critical assets and is deployed in over a dozen customers and protects thousands of cyber assets.

This rebranding does not indicate a reduced commitment to the traditional industrial controls engineering. "Verve Industrial Protection reflects our commitment to bringing a focus of security, reliability and compliance to all of our clients.  We understand clients need more than just one-time engineering. They are looking for an integrated services and software solution to ensuring their processes continue to operate safely and reliably." said John Livingston, CEO.

Verve Industrial Protection counts some of the largest and most forward thinking power and energy companies as its customers.  Bob Bevis, CTO says "We are very proud of what we have built with our clients as our solutions always represent simple yet powerful collaborations and innovations in the way things have been traditionally done."

About Verve Industrial Protection: Verve Industrial Protection is a specialist in designing and protecting industrial control systems.  The company has 25 years' experience in design and maintenance of control systems.  Its cybersecurity offering, Verve Security Center, is the leading solution to bring together full visibility and protection into one integrated console.  For more information, email us at info@verveindustrial.com, or visit us at www.verveindustrial.com

Rick Kaun