EtherWAN Systems Awarded IEC 62443 Certification

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With the rise of Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (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 pay attention to 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 the international inspection and certification group "Bureau Veritas". Obtaining the IEC 62443-4-1 certification is an important milestone. It also demonstrates the high specification requirements of EtherWAN’s products and the company’s determination to maintain customer cybersecurity.

Obtaining the IEC62443-4-1 certificate shows that EtherWAN's product development and life cycle management procedures fully comply with industry standards. From product planning, specification definition, design, implementation, verification & validation, mass production, delivery, all the way to the operation-and-maintenance phase which includes software and hardware patches, etc., all process phases and tasks are carried out in accordance with the guidelines of IEC 62443-4-1. Not only is the efficiency of product development improved, but more importantly the quality of products is further enhanced and guaranteed. Moreover, it also shows that EtherWAN has the ability to respond immediately to product security incidents, by working with customers closely and adopting “Defense in Depth” strategies to reduce the impact and consequences caused by security related events.

After passing the first milestone, EtherWAN will make strides towards the second milestone - to implement the security requirements of IEC 62443-4-2 in EtherWAN secure products step by step. EtherWAN will cooperate with customers to fully understand the requirements of products intended for use in their application environments, conduct risk assessment and threat modeling analysis on potential cyber security threats, complete corresponding cyber security requirement specification (CSRS), and finally implement CSRS in EtherWAN’s secure products. EtherWAN’s customers can obtain reliable industrial-grade cyber security solutions from EtherWAN’s secure products and professional assistance.

IEC 62443 is a cybersecurity standards framework tailored for IACS (Industrial Automation Control Systems), and specially for OT (Operational Technology) industry. It was proposed by ANSI (American National Standards Institute)/ISA (American International Standards Agency) and adopted by ISO/IEC. In the future, the IEC 62443 standard will define essential security criteria in the fields of industrial control, transportation, and other infrastructure development.

About EtherWAN

EtherWAN Systems, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Hardened Ethernet, PoE, and Fiber connectivity products specifically designed for harsh and demanding environments. Founded in 1996 in Irvine CA, EtherWAN specializes in the design and manufacture of Ethernet Switches, Media Converters, Ethernet Extenders and Power over Ethernet products for applications where connectivity is crucial.

With a core focus on Ethernet connectivity for extreme environments in which product reliability and quality are top priorities, EtherWAN's product development, engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance processes are structured to push the limits of stated specifications.

EtherWAN– " When Connectivity is Crucial"

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