VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wurldtech Security Technologies, leaders in protecting mission-critical connected devices from persistent and dynamically changing cyber security threats and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced that Schneider Electric has been accredited by Wurldtech to perform Achilles® Communication Certification (ACC) testing on Schneider Electric industrial devices within its labs in North Andover, MA.
Schneider Electric is focused on not only the performance and reliability, but the security of its products, including embedded control devices. Operators of critical infrastructure and industrial control systems rely on Schneider Electric to provide products with the highest level of security integrity.
"Wurldtech's Achilles Certification is a relied-upon standard in the industry that aligns with our focus on security," said David Doggett, industry cyber security program director within Schneider Electric's Industry Business division. "Having the ability to certify our products directly in our own labs helps us provide our customers with further validated products that are cyber security threat resistant, ensuring uptime that leads to safe, normal operation of critical systems."
Achilles Communication Certification is an internationally recognized certification, providing a security benchmark for embedded devices used in industrial infrastructure and other mission-critical connected devices. Utilizing Wurldtech's Achilles Test Platform, Schneider's labs now have the technology to test its own products and then submit the testing data to Wurldtech. Wurldtech in turn reviews the results and once complete, awards the device with the ACC. This process shortens the development cycle and accelerates the internal learning curve, assuring that next-generation products are even more robust.
"Our goal is to help industrial stakeholders like Schneider, mitigate and identify evolving cyber security vulnerabilities of crucial industrial devices," said Wurldtech Vice President of Marketing, Greg Speakman. "Wurldtech is proud to provide Schneider Electric with Achilles Lab Accreditation to help ensure their products have stronger resiliency from evolving vulnerabilities and threats."
About Wurldtech Security Technologies
Wurldtech Security Technologies is recognized as a leader in cyber security solutions for embedded devices and critical infrastructure. Designed for suppliers and users of industrial automation devices used in high availability critical infrastructure and process control networks, Wurldtech's portfolio includes risk assessment and threat mitigation Services, the Achilles® Test robustness testing Products, product and process Certifications and Achilles Threat Intelligence, a set of Industrial Control signatures for Intrusion Protection Systems. Its team of internationally-recognized cyber security experts helps industrial stakeholders identify and mitigate cyber security vulnerabilities to reduce the risk and cost of attacks. Founded in 2007, Wurldtech solutions are currently used daily by customers worldwide in industries spanning Oil & Gas, Electric Power, Medical, Nuclear, Chemical and Water Treatment. Visit www.wurldtech.com for additional information.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about 31 billion US dollars (22.4 billion euros) in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
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