August 21, 2015

Positive Technologies helps to eliminate critical vulnerabilities in Siemens and Schneider Electric SCADA systems

Ilya Karpov, a Positive Technologies expert, detected vulnerabilities in products intended for building automation systems in various industries — from petrochemical to power plants.

Ilya found a problem related to clear-text password storage in Schneider Electric systems — InTouch Machine Edition 2014 (version 7.1, Service Pack 3, Patch 4) and InduSoft Web Studio (, as well as in their previous builds. The vulnerability that got the CVE-2015-1009 identifier and 6.4 base mark though cannot be exploited remotely requires only a low-qualified internal attacker.

August 14, 2015

The eagerly awaited Gartner Web Application Firewall Magic Quadrant is released

For the first time our application firewall product, PT AF™, has been named a ‘visionary’ in the Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls" report. We are ecstatic that Gartner recognized Positive Technologies for its ability to innovate and outperform in the WAF market particularly as we are a new entrant to this Magic Quadrant. It is very rewarding to be recognized for a compelling vision and credited with demonstrating a strong capability to protect business applications, notably SAP.  We are delighted that the Gartner report also noted that our partners and customers speak highly of both our responsiveness and of the quality of our technical support as looking after our customers is key to our overall company vision and core to everything we do.