Yokogawa Safety Controller ISASecure

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 04:01 PM gHale

Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s ProSafe-RS Safety Controller gained certification from global safety and security certification provider, exida, ensuring the product it meets the requirements for ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) Level 1.

Based upon the ISA/IEC 62443 standards, ISASecure EDSA is an industry consensus cyber security certification scheme for products and supplier development practices that is governed by the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI).

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exida is currently the only ISASecure Chartered Laboratory accredited by ANSI/AClass to evaluate embedded devices according to the ISASecure EDSA conformance scheme and grant ISASecure EDSA certifications.

Yokogawa joins Honeywell and RTP Corp. as automation equipment suppliers offering ISASecure certified products.

Obtaining ISASecure Level I certification is a difficult process. ISASecure certification is based on a security validation process that is an order of magnitude more rigorous. It indicates a far higher level of security in the product and its intended use.

For ICS and SCADA equipment end users, understanding the difference is important. It may mean the difference between buying a product riddled with vulnerabilities and buying a product designed to be secure.



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