At this year's SPS IPC Drives, Siemens was presented with three certificates by TÜV SÜD. The certification in compliance with IEC 62443-2-4 is based on the "Secure Solution Framework", a generic product processing and engineering process developed by Siemens, and the necessary security documentation.
Forming the essential basis for the IEC-62443-3-3 certification of standard solutions from Siemens are the Simatic PCS 7 process control system and the Simatic Net portfolio comprising switches, routers and firewalls.
The international IEC 62443 standard describes an IT security concept based on the multi-layered "Defense-in-Depth" approach. This entails the direct integration of device and system suppliers, system integrators and operators, making them an integral part of the overall solution. On the basis of the IEC 62443, companies are able to review potential weak spots in their control and management technology and develop effective protective measures.