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GPAidentify Selected as Engineering Choice Awards Finalist 2021

Wilmington, NC — GPAidentify selected as an Engineering Choice Awards Finalist for 2021 in the Cybersecurity Category.

The GPAidentify Risk Mitigation Platform encompasses on-demand ICS Cybersecurity and OT Network Asset Management Tools. Leveraging the latest NIST Standards, industry best practices, and decades of combined knowledge, we empower you to move away from the old ways and into the future.

Historically, ICS Cybersecurity Assessments have been done once a year at most, going through every cable and device by hand. By the time the reports were written, printed, and set on someone's desk, they were out of date. With networking and machine updates, as well as errant cables and connections, it became obvious to GPA that a solution was needed for the modern era.

GPAidentify invites you to step into the 21st Century.

This is your gateway to up-to-the-second cybersecurity posture.

After we understand your current posture and the assets on your network, we can then create a roadmap to make sure that when you spend money, you're getting the most value possible.

GPAidentify has been designed and developed from over two decades of experience and expertise in OT implementations and support for our customer base. We come from the plant and understand the unique challenges that you face. We're here to be your long-term partner.

The whole team from GPA and GPAidentify ask you to cast your vote for our product!

“We recognized over many years that our customers needed continuous, accurate inventories of their OT assets. With our work in ICS Cybersecurity, we realized that onsite assessments quickly became obsolete and many manufacturers were not implementing the first and most critical step within the NIST Standards—to “Identify” assets, business environment, governance, risk strategy management, and supply change risk management. GPAidentify is different in that it dynamically and continuously delivers real-time asset data, system alert notifications, and comprehensive reporting on-demand. We are excited to bring our product to industry and help manufacturers realize significant cost savings and increased productivity while mitigating risk through improving their cybersecurity posture” - De Robertson (GPA CTO)

How to Cast Your Vote

Voting for the Control Engineering 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards program opened Oct. 8, 2020, and is hosted within the New Products for Engineers platform. Voting is only open to qualified subscribers of Control Engineering products (magazine—print or digital, newsletters, white papers, etc.). Qualified subscribers are encouraged to vote in as many categories for which they are qualified based on technological advancement, service to the industry and market impact. Read more about voting eligibility via the program’s Official Rules.

Qualified voters, please register for a new user account or sign in to your existing user account within New Products for Engineers:

Select “Awards” from the menu bar to arrive at the “Award Programs” page (direct link: Select “Control Engineering 2021 Engineers’ Choice Awards” to view the finalists in their categories and cast your votes.

Review, submit and/or edit your votes by Friday, Dec. 31, 2020.

About GPA

GPA is a systems integrator headquartered in Wilmington, NC with regional offices in Iowa, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Washington state. The company specializes in solutions in pulp and paper, life science, specialty chemical, food and beverage, building products, and discrete manufacturing.

GPA is a full-service engineering and technology development firm serving the manufacturing industry. GPA develops solutions for manufacturers in: Industrial Automation, Operational Technology (OT) Infrastructure, Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity and Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) and Analytics. For over 24 years, manufacturers have trusted GPA to be stewards of their processes to maximize efficiency, attain optimal ROI from their assets and protect their operational technology resources. GPA bridges the gap between IT and OT to implement best practices in the manufacturing world. For more information, visit

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