Fremont, California and Vancouver, British Columbia. TÜV SÜD, a leading global testing, inspection, and certification services organization, and Wurldtech Security Technologies, the leader in protecting mission-critical connected devices from cyber security threats, have entered into a partnership to provide product testing and IEC-62443 compliance certification for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). This certification program allows critical infrastructure manufacturers to assure their customers that its processes and products meet and exceed established cyber security best practice benchmarks.
Combined with the strength of TÜV SÜD and its Americas subsidiary, TÜV SÜD America, a global leader in product certification, Wurldtechs renowned Achilles communication robustness testing and security best practices benchmarks will enable worldwide market penetration and expansion to new target customers for both companies.
"This partnership with TÜV SÜD will provide Wurldtech with a much broader reach to scale quickly and expand industry security testing and certification to the upcoming IEC 62443 standard," said Wurldtech CTO and founder, Nate Kube.
"IACS stakeholders are faced with a daunting task: protecting systems against cyber attacks. Combined, our two companies strengths form a potent program which IACS stakeholders can leverage to create and maintain systems and components with robust cyber security. The industry will benefit from our partnership," said Steve Dykstra, Vice President, Testing, TÜV SÜD America.
Joint compliance certification and testing will be available in Q1 2014.
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TÜV SÜD America Inc.
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TÜV SÜD America Inc.
About TÜV SÜD America Inc.
TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG, is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization. TÜV SÜD Product Service Division offers international safety testing and certification services. With over 600 experts in North America, TÜV SÜD America provides NRTL and SCC Certification, CB Scheme Certification, Field Evaluations, SEMI Evaluations, and other Industrial Machinery Services. Additional services include Restricted Substances Testing, CE Marking assistance, International Compliance, EMC/Environmental Testing, and Quality Management System Certification. TÜV SÜD also provides CE Marking assistance for the European market, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electrical & Mechanical testing, and many additional global conformity assessment services that help companies gain product compliance in order to enter individual country markets. For more information, visit www.tuv-sud-america.com.
About Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wurldtech is in the business of protecting critical infrastructure from cyber attack. Wurldtech works with both device manufacturers and system operators to provide protection for critical infrastructure against the persistent and dynamic cyber threats. Customers worldwide spanning Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Water Treatment markets rely on Wurldtech products and services to reduce the risks and costs of a cyber attack, maximize system uptime and meet compliance mandates. Our Achilles® certification programs have been widely adopted by both manufacturers and operators to deliver third party benchmark testing of product and system security. Additional information can be found at www.wurldtech.com.