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exida certifies Honeywell’s Safety Manager

February 10, 2010 - exida certified the communication security and robustness of Honeywell’s Experion Safety Manager to the Achilles Level I evaluation standard. Certification provides Honeywell and other equipment manufacturers with an independently verified and internationally recognized means to demonstrate the resiliency of their Ethernet-enabled critical control and safety systems to customers.

“There is a growing urgency within hydrocarbon processing industries and other critical infrastructure sectors to ensure that their control systems are protected from intentional or accidental cyber threats,” says John Cusimano, director of cyber security solutions for exida. “This is particularly crucial for safety instrumented systems (SIS) that are often the last line of defense in preventing serious process safety incidents.

“Honeywell has gone to great lengths to ensure our critical control and safety products are secure by design,” says Kevin Staggs, engineering fellow at Honeywell Process Solutions. “Achieving Achilles Level I certification from exida is a key step in demonstrating that the Honeywell Safety Manager meets stringent industry best practices and performance benchmarks for safety and security.”

About exida:
Founded in 1999 with offices around the world, exida is +an accredited test and certification agency, providing certification to a number of functional safety and security standards such as IEC 61508, IEC 61511, Achilles™ and the ISA Security Compliance Institute. exida has performed more process control safety certifications than any other agency worldwide.
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