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EtherWAN Systems, Inc. awarded IEC 62443 Certification with the Assistance of Bureau Veritas

Oct. 26 2021

With the rapid development of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), more and more OT/IT systems (PLC’s, ICS/SCADA devices, and supporting components) are connected to IP networks. This has greatly facilitated the innovation of digitalization but also brought a tremendous risk in terms of cybersecurity. Information security has become an essential aspect of the construction of smart manufacturing systems. EtherWAN Systems, Inc., a global leader in industrial communications and networking, partnered with Bureau Veritas in November 2020 and has successfully obtained its first IEC 62443-4-1 certification in July 2021.

Pascal LE-RAY, General Manager of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services' EAW Business Line, Taiwan, pointed out that connectivity of devices, driven by the trend of smart applications, is becoming more and more popular especially after the 5G commercialization in 2019. The development of manufacturing systems, autonomous cars, the Internet of Vehicles, and other industrial fields are also accelerating. To enhance system security, a wide range of organizations have begun to establish information security standards for the connected equipment, IEC 62443 is currently the most accepted standard. 

Maggie Chao, the General Manager of EtherWAN said that with the rise of Industry 4.0 and the IIoT, multiple connections between industrial control systems, computer operations, and server services have become the norm, and network security is the focus of most concern today. EtherWAN continues to focus on customer needs and is actively committed to the development of network security technology. The company has successfully obtained the official certification "IEC 62443-4-1 Cyber Security Standard" (maturity level for all IEC 62443-4-1 practices assessed up to Level 2) issued by Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification. Obtaining the IEC 62443-4-1 certification is an important milestone, that demonstrates the high specification requirements of EtherWAN’s products and the company’s determination to maintain customer cybersecurity.

As for the importance of IEC 62443 to Taiwan’s industry, Pascal further indicated that in recent years, incidents of OT cyberattacks have been prevailing, and in response, global industry players have been paying increased attention to information security. Under this situation, Taiwanese manufacturers need to obtain certification for their products to grasp the corresponding business opportunities in smart manufacturing.

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