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Phoenix Contact awarded certification in accordance with IEC 62443 by TÜV SÜD


TÜV SÜD certifies Phoenix Contact according to IEC 62443

[5077] Phoenix Contact is one of the first companies to have been certified by TÜV SÜD in accordance with the IEC 62443 series of standards for IT security, Part 4-1:2018 Edition 1.0 (application of the full process profile).

This confirms that the company's development of secure by design products is based on a secure development process. This certification emphasizes Phoenix Contact's strategy of offering standardized security in products, industry solutions, and consultation services to ensure the future-proof operation of machines, systems, and infrastructures.

“The IEC 62443 series of standards defines the security requirements for processes and functional measures,” explains Dr. Kai Wollenweber, Program Manager Industrial IT Security at TÜV SÜD. “Phoenix Contact impressed us with the compliant expansion of their long-established development process.” The more products that are developed in accordance with IEC 62443, the easier it will be for operators and system integrators to implement security and ensure that it is in place throughout the life cycle.

“Our collaboration with TÜV SÜD was highly goal-oriented and professional,” confirms Boris Waldeck, Project Manager for IEC 62443 4-1 Certification at Phoenix Contact. “With this being a new standard, it was very important that we had a common understanding of the requirements.”

The central elements of IEC 62443-4-1 are a threat analysis based on the application scenario and a product development process which ensures that all identified security requirements are implemented, verified, and documented with traceability. In addition, device manufacturers must respond appropriately to security vulnerabilities and publish security updates in a reliable manner. Phoenix Contact has satisfied this requirement with the newly established Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT). All 47 requirements set out in the standard must be met in order for a product to satisfy the full process profile and claim to be secure by design.


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